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Jimmie R. Gustafson


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Jimmie R. Gustafson Obituary
Jimmie R. Gustafson, 72

A Celebration for life for Jimmie R. Gustafson, 72, of Bull Shoals, AR will be held at 1PM Friday, January 6, 2012 at Kirby & Family Funeral Home in Bull Shoals, AR with Pastor Kyle Tardiff officiating. Jimmie died December 29, 2011 at Mountain Home, AR.

Jimmie was born April 17, 1939 at Bakersfield, CA to James and Vivian Argo Gustafson. He married Barbara Ardoin June 22, 1996 at Garland, TX. Jimmie worked in sales and management for the Kroger Co. and then managed the concessions for his beloved Dallas Cowboys. After retiring from Texas to Bull Shoals, AR in 2002 he earned his Real Estate License and last worked selling real estate for Larry Black and Associates. Jimmie was a devoted sports fan and never met a bet he wouldn't take. He loved traveling to Tunica to gamble and bet on the horse races. His family and friends can hear him now saying, "Hey! What's Up"?

Jimmie is survived by his wife Barbara; sister, Jean Hodges (Danny) of Bull Shoals, AR; children, Jeannette Blanchard of Bull Shoals, AR, Monica Bunch and Dirk Blanchard (Lucrezia) of Gassville, AR; 8 Grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. His parents and nephew, Bobby Newton preceded him in death.

Memorials may be made to Hospice House of the Ozarks. Arrangements are by Kirby & Family Funeral & Cremation Services. Please visit our online guestbook/obituary at kirbyandfamily.com.

Published in Baxter Bulletin from Jan. 2 to Jan. 4, 2012
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