Jerry D. Vail

Jerry D. Vail, 67, of Hamburg, passed away on March 27, 2019 at Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock.

He was a retired assistant foreman for the Arkansas Highway Transportation Department and a member of South Side Baptist Church in Hamburg.

Mr. Vail was born on November 24, 1951 at Wilmot and was the son of the late Dick Vail and Ann Mason Flournoy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sondra Rouse and his father-in-law, Edward Akin.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Tana Akin Vail of Hamburg; three daughters, Pamela Vail of Ward, Tarrah Smithson and husband Richard of Milton, Georgia and Brittany Phillips and husband Dustin of Monticello; eight grandchildren, Steele, Anna, Ava, Addison, Megan, Sydney, Kohl and Aiden; three great-grandchildren, Bentley, Avery and Adalynn; one brother, Glen Vail of Bastrop; one sister, Deborah Mattison and husband Doug of Forrest City; his mother-in-law, Joy Dell Akin of Hamburg; sisters-in-law, Darlene Skender and husband Paul of Crossett, Wendy Dailey and husband John of Hamburg; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman funeral Home in Monticello. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery.

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