James Edward “Jimmy” Dearing, June 27, 1941~August 11, 2015

Dearing, Jimmy for PaperJames Edward “Jimmy” Dearing, 74, of Elkins, died August 11, 2015 at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born June 27, 1941 in Fayetteville to Robert “Smokey” and Mary Curtis Dearing.

Jimmy was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville and the Elks Lodge. He was active with the American Legion Post 27 and an avid NASCAR and Razorbacks fan. Jimmy retired from Standard Register after 38 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly Brown; brothers, Clinton and Joe Dearing; and brother-in-law, Jerry Watson.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Kirksey Dearing, to whom he was married for 32 years; two sons, Brandon Dearing and wife, Shanna of Centerton and David Dearing Nielsen and wife, Laura of Fayetteville; one sister, Elizabeth Watson of Fayetteville; sister-in-laws, Lou Dearing of Farmington and Shirley Steele and husband, Troy of Elkins; brother-in-law, Sheridan Kirksey and wife, Judy of Flippin; 9 grandchildren; 5 great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, August 14, 2015 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Roger Penny officiating.  Private burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

Visitation will be Friday, August 14, 2015 at the funeral home from 10:00 A.M. until service-time.

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    Patricia Towles » 12. Aug, 2015

    Jimmy Dearing was my cousin ~ seemingly shy but funny, somewhat quiet, sweet, kind & caring.
    There are many of us cousins on his mother’s side (our late Aunt Mary Dearing) living in different states (AR, OK, FL, AL, TX & CA), who, even though we don’t see each other frequently, we always loved and cared about each other. My family & I are sad about Jimmy’s untimely passing, and our hearts and prayers go out to Jimmy’s widow Susan, his sons David & Brandon, his sister (our cousin) Liz Watson, and his sister-in-law Lou Dearing, and their families. We pray GOD’s loving presence surrounds them with HIS love & comforts them during this time and onward.

    Joseph Curtis » 13. Aug, 2015

    My prayers go out to the immediate family during this time of loss.

    Dave Baire » 12. Aug, 2015

    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Jimmy’s passing. He was a wonderful man, and we will dearly miss his gentle, soft-spoken ways. It was truly an honor to have known him.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Dave and Mindy

    Sue Burson-Carter » 12. Aug, 2015

    The Classmates of University High School / Peabody Elementary are deeply saddened with the news of Jimmy Dearing’s (Class of 1961) passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family and we share in your sorrow. Jimmy will be missed by all of us, but our school days memories of him will live on forever in our hearts. Jimmy may have passed to the other side, but he will never be forgotten. Love from all of us at UHS/Peabody Elementary.
    Sue Burson-Carter

    LINDA FRITZ » 13. Aug, 2015

    Liz and Susan, I am so very sorry for your loss. I cannot express words that will comfort you. I know it will take a very long time to mend this heartache. I am thinking of you as you struggle through this.

    Tina Samples » 13. Aug, 2015

    I’m so sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time. May God give you peace, comfort and strength as you move through the days and months ahead.
    Tina Samples

    Carl and Wanda Couch » 13. Aug, 2015

    Susan and Jimmy’s extended family.
    We are extremely shocked and saddened to read of Jimmy’s death in today’s paper. The last time we saw him he was looking good and was talking and laughing as usual. He was a jolly fellow for sure
    He and Carl worked together at Standard Register for all the years that Jimmy worked there ( Carl was there when Jimmy came). He said this morning that he always enjoyed working with Jimmy and enjoyed the times when Jimmy came by our house to bring us up to date on happenings at the plant and news of old friends. He will be sorely missed. Carl has talked to some of the other employees this morning and they all feel the same.
    May God give you comfort and peace at this difficult time.

    Toni Brown » 13. Aug, 2015

    Susan, Liz and Family. Words are inadequate to express the love I have for your family. I am truly heartbroken with you. Jimmy was a great man with a kind and humble soul. He was quiet but could also be so funny. I’ve heard some amazing stories about his life and he was loved by all. Praying for peace and comfort as you face the days ahead. Love to all.

    JD and Carolyn Bradford » 13. Aug, 2015

    Our warmest condolences

    David DeVoe » 13. Aug, 2015

    I am sorry to hear about Jimmy passing he will be missed by all that knew him. MY prayers go to his family for their loss.

    Stella Harp » 13. Aug, 2015

    Susan and Liz I am thinking of you both , and am so sorry for loss. You will be in my prayers.

    Kelly Couch » 13. Aug, 2015

    Wanting to send our sincere sympathies to all his relatives and their families. Danny and Eulene Couch.

    John Paul Davis » 13. Aug, 2015

    The Dearing family have been my friends since the 50′s and Jimmy had to put up with me and his older Brother, Clinton. We, being a little older, often gave him advice that he never needed. Jimmy was around 15 yrs. old when I first met him; He was indeed a good man and a good friend . He always greeted me with his broad smile that will be missed by many folks. I am unable to attend his service, due to out of town travel, but my thoughts and prayers are with all of his family. John Paul

    Name » 13. Aug, 2015

    Joseph and I are deeply saddened by Jimmy’s unexpected passing. Our hearts are hurting, but we take comfort in knowing Jimmy is with our Father. Prayers for all of Jimmy’s family, especially Mrs. Susan, Moe (Brandon) and David.

    We love you.
    Joseph & Sherry Ryals

    Brad Dilday » 13. Aug, 2015

    1 God is our strong refuge; he is truly our helper in times of trouble.
    2 For this reason we do not fear when the earth shakes, and the mountains tumble into the depths of the sea,
    3 when its waves crash and foam, and the mountains shake before the surging sea.

    Susan I pray you find peace and comfort in the arms of Jesus. I want to be there to give you a hug but I’m on call, so please accept my condolences for now and please call or text if you need anything.

    Dan & Anita Spencer » 14. Aug, 2015

    Jim was a good friend at Standard Register for many years. We played golf, worked, & had good times with Jim over the years. He, Carl Couch, & Pam ran a tight ship in the shipping department. I will remember Jim. He was quiet by nature. He was always smiling. A good man.

    Eddie, Nancy and C.L Guinn » 14. Aug, 2015

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always for your loss.

    Pam Stachey » 14. Aug, 2015

    You all are in my Prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss and I pray for the peace and comfort during this time. Love to all

    Joyce Tuller » 14. Aug, 2015

    My sincere condolences to all the family for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

    Mike Culpepper » 14. Aug, 2015

    One behalf of the members of Shelton Tucker Craft Post 27 American Legion I want to express our deepest condolences to Jimmy’s wife and family on his passing. We ll never forget him. To his wife Susan, if there is anything Post 27 can do in this trying time to help, please ask, and if in our power we will help.
    God Bless

    Jim Hawkins » 14. Aug, 2015

    Our thoughts and prayers to the family, he was a great guy! Bonnie and Jim Hawkins

    Tommy &"SHERRY McFee » 14. Aug, 2015

    So sorry to hear the sad news ,sorry we didn’t make it to the service but I thought it was tomorrow. That is not an excuse but if you need anything please let us know. Love and God Bless the whole family.

    Lynda ware » 16. Aug, 2015


    Name » 16. Aug, 2015

    So sorry to hear about your loss thinking of you

    Lynda ware » 16. Aug, 2015

    i am so sorry to hear about your loss,thinking of you