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Jessie "J.D." Donald Ginn
March 25, 1937  -  July 11, 2018

 

J. D. Ginn of West Memphis was born on March 25, 1937 in Birdeye, AR. His parents were Calvin Thorton and Bertha Eva Tibbs Ginn. He was the seventh of eighteen siblings. He was married for 61 wonderful years to his loving wife, Margaret Wheelington Ginn. He was a faithful member and deacon of First Baptist Church of West Memphis for more than forty years. He was a well-known businessman in the area for many decades. He passed from this life on July 11, 2018.

He is survived by three sons: Paul, and his wife, Billie, of Marion, AR; Jeff, and his wife, Nell, of Baton Rouge, LA; and Tim, and his wife, Shannon, of Marion, AR; one daughter, Donna, and her husband, Greg Smith, of Wynne, AR; fourteen grandchildren: Sarah Ginn Sheridan, Jessica Smith, Jeremy Smith, Nicholas Ginn, Brooke Ginn, Tyler Ginn, Anna Ginn Castellano, Kate Smith, Evan Farris, Jordan Ginn, Claire Ginn Jones, Kelsey Smith McFadden, Zachary Ginn, and Molly Ginn; and fourteen great-grandchildren, with two more on the way.

He is also survived by three brothers: Frank, Edd, and Jimmy; and four sisters: Elva Scott, Pat Rawlings, Mary Jane Ginn, and Donna Jo Ginn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: J. T., James, Joseph, Carlos, O'Neal, Hubert; sisters: Mettie and Eva; and two siblings in infancy.

J. D. loved each of his family members and considered the spouses of each child and grandchild equally his. He was a man of joy, generosity, and faith.

Gifts in memory may be given to First Baptist Church, West Memphis.


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