TRUMANN - Mr. Jack Dempsey McCanless of Trumann died Friday, November 28, 2014 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 86. He was born in Marked Tree to the late Clarence and Eva Cain McCanless and had lived in Trumann for the past 7 years and was formerly of Memphis. He was a heavy equipment operator, a 32nd degree Mason of the Fraternal Order of Masons in Memphis and of the Baptist faith. Jack was preceded in death by his wife Hazel; his parents; a granddaughter, Mary Ellen Mullen; and one sister Ethel Spiegel of Harrisburg. He is survived by his wife, Jessie Thompson McCanless of the home; one daughter, Joyce (Billy) Stark of Harrisburg; two sons, Dempsey (Sue) McCanless of Somerville, Tenn., and Anthony (Debra) McCanless of Gulfport, Miss.; step-daughters, Carrie (B.J.) Green of Poteau, Okla., LaDonna (James) McMasters of Bay and Teresa (Bobby) Hutchison of Trumann; one step-son, Jerry Lee Hunt Jr. (Krystal) of Harrisburg; and several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were December 1 in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Rev. Rick Jenson officiating. Burial followed in the Holly Springs Cemetery near Harrisburg.
Pallbearers were Leroy Mabe, James McMasters, Justin Hutchison, Eugene Cambron, Jerry Hunt Jr., and B.J. Green.
Online guest book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net