James Edward Nowlin, age 84 of Sparkman, AR, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. James was born on September 4, 1937, in Sparkman to Charles and Ruby Nell Nowlin, the firstborn of their 10 children. He was a member of Ouachita Assembly of God in Sparkman.
James attended and graduated from Sparkman High, where he also played Basketball for the Sparklers, as it was named back in the day.
James worked for the Rock Island Railroad for several years, then on to helping his dad in farming Cotton and Soybeans for many years. After that, James began working at a few of the Sawmills in Sparkman and retired from Gaston Lumber Company after many years of work.
James always enjoyed raising a huge garden every year. He loved to fish and hunt whenever he would find the time.
James is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Ruby Nell (Daniell) Nowlin from Sparkman, his loving and caring wife of 51 years, Marilyn (Holloway) Nowlin, one infant son, one grandson, Todd W. Points of Sparkman, one great-granddaughter, Kayce Points, brothers, Billy Rayford (Jean) Nowlin and Sammy Lee Nowlin; sister Emma Wallace; brothers-in-law, Don McMillan, Tony Wallace and Pat Holloway, sister-in-law Brenda Sue Nowlin.
Survivors are one daughter, Deborah (Benny) Pennington of Holly Springs, one son, David (Ashley) Nowlin of Sparkman; grandchildren Caleb and Cole Nowlin of Sparkman and Emily Nowlin; greatgrandchildren Elise and Aliance Points of Sparkman; granddaughter-in-law Melody Points of Sparkman; sister-in-law Carolyn (David) Wylie of Hot Springs, brother-in-law, Freddie Holloway of Sparkman.
Surviving siblings are Charlene (George) Morris of Arlington, Texas, Florine McMillan of McDonald, Tennessee, Ruth (Truman) Womble of Fordyce, Reda (Glen) Center of Sparkman, Roy Nowlin of Fordyce, Bobby (Brenda) Nowlin of Rosston; a huge host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Ouachita Assembly of God near Sparkman with Bro. Tim Ray officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery under the direction of Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, May 6, 2022, at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to O.C.M.C. Hospice 726 California Ave. Camden, Arkansas 71701.