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James Christopher Sowell
August 29, 1978 - February 17, 2024

James Christopher “Chris” Sowell of Trumann departed this life on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 45 years, 5 months and 19 days.  Chris was born Tuesday, August 29, 1978 in Greenwood, Miss., and was a 1996 graduate of Pillow Academy in Greenwood and was a 2010 graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Biochemistry. He was the Director of Safety at Fullen Dock and Warehouse in Memphis, TN. Chris was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James Morris and Mildred Inez Sowell; maternal grandparents, J. D. and Virgie Blackman Nester; and six uncles.       Chris is survived by his parents, James Robert "Bob" and Katherine Nester (Kathy) Sowell of Trumann; four aunts, Mildred Laura (Rickey) Millwood, Norma Nester (John) Beckwith, Murl (Dean) Chriss, and Faye (Billy) Slawson; one uncle, Doug (Sarah) Nester; one great-aunt, Shirley Childs, and a host of cousins.       The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 22nd from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann. A celebration of life will follow at 1 : 30 p.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home with Dr. John Maley officiating. Burial will follow at Nettleton Cemetery in Jonesboro.       Pallbearers will be Wes Osment, Chuck Palmer, David Bridges and Josh Odom. In lieu of flowers please send lasting memorials to First Baptist Church, P.O.Box 575, Trumann, AR 72472.       Online guest book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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February 22, 2024
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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Funeral Service

February 22, 2024
01:30 PM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Yancey DeLapp, 521 Cemetery Rd. Carrollton, Mississippi says

    Bob and Kathy I am so sorry to hear of your lose. My thoughts and prayers are with y'all.

  2. Dewain Richardson, Trumann AR says

    Bob and Kathy, We just learned of this today and want be able to attend the services. Mother and I are keeping you in our prayers. May the Lord give you comfort and grace knowing that Chris is absent from the body, but present with the Lord.

  3. Hal Hyde, 2340 Greene 626 Road Paragould, Arkansas 72450 says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Chris was a fine man. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Rest in peace my friend.

  4. Hattie Bourne, Winona, MS says

    Kathy, I am so very sorry to hear about Chris; please know Glenn n I are praying for you and Bob and that we love n miss yal. Love you, Hattie

  5. Lynn Osment, Trumann, Ar. says

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Sowell family.

  6. Bob Chiarenzelli, Fort Gay West Virginia says

    I am so sorry for your loss I alway thought highly of Chris and considered him a friend I will include the family on our church prayer list as well as our local Gidron camp prayer list

  7. Barbara McClung, Trumann says

    Bob, I am so sorry to hear about Chris' passing. I know what a void this leaves in your lifes. I am out of town and will be unable to attend Chris' services, but I wanted you to know that you and Kathy will be in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in his precious memories.

  8. Judy Dunman, 392 County Road 826, Lake City, Ar says

    My sincere condolences for your family. May God give you the peace that passes all understanding.

  9. Alvin and Judy Tackett , Weiner, AR says

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Billy & Sylvia Mims, Coila, MS says

    We have lots of sweet memories of Chris and his precious parents Bob and Kathy. He will be missed by many.

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