James Earl Gosnell, 61, of Hamburg, died June 24, 2021, at his residence.
Mr. Gosnell was a native of Blytheville and a resident of Portland for most of his life.
He was a 1978 graduate of St. Charles High School and a 1979 of the Ricebelt Vocational-Technical School in Dewitt. He served faithfully and honorably in the United States Navy for four years before his discharge from active service in 1985. After his service to his country, he worked as an electrician for Dale Ross Drilling.
His love for his family rivaled only his love of the outdoors. He enjoyed spending time on the White River and was an avid deer hunter. His ability to make friends easily led to having many friends, especially his “Bluff Buddies” hunting friends, who will miss him very much.
He was preceded in death by twin grandchildren, Willow and Memphis; his parents, O.V. and Carole Gilreath Gosnell; his father-in-law, Dale Ross and his lifelong friend, Steven Allen.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Toni Ross Gosnell of Hamburg; three children, Jimmi Lynn James and husband, Jason, of Dumas, Ross Gosnell of Hamburg and Jodi Gosnell and fiance, Glen Adams, of Parkdale; his brother, George Gosnell and wife, Dee, of Florida; two sisters, Vicky Robertson of Texas and Pam Gosnell of Cabot; his mother-in-law, Sylvia Ross of Dumas; his sister-in-law, Felicia Ross of Monticello and three grandchildren, Jaylea, Tristan and Josie.
Graveside services will be held Sunday, June 27, at 6 p.m. at the Crocketts Bluff Cemetery with Bro. Mark Burris officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be Timmy Gardner, Jimmy Wilson, Noble Hoy, Bill Rush, Kelly Lindsey, and Charlie Starks.
Memorials may be made to the Crocketts Bluff Cemetery, PO Box 56, Crocketts Bluff, AR 72038.