John "Jack" Boustead

  • BORN: June 21, 1932
  • DIED: March 13, 2016
  • LOCATION: Searcy, Arkansas

Jack Boustead, age 83 of Searcy, died on Sunday, March 13, 2016. He was born on June 21, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan to Henry Gordon Boustead and Elizabeth Bell Boustead. Jack is survived by his wife of 58 years, Billie; 4 children; Pam Dorsey and husband, Ken of Monroe, Louisiana, Cyndi Denney and husband, Richard of Searcy, Michael Boustead of Asheville, North Carolina, and Sarah Oats of Atlanta, Georgia; and 8 grandchildren, Jonathan Dorsey of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Amanda Dorsey of Monroe, Louisiana, Katelyn and Karleigh Denney, both from Searcy, Ashlyn, Nick, Luke and Ty Oats of Atlanta, Georgia. He had one sister, Margaret Slater, and one brother, Gordon Boustead. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Elizabeth Boustead, his sister, Margaret Slater, and one grandson, Landon Denney.

Jack taught and coached junior high basketball in East Detroit, Michigan for 21 years. Jack was a professor and coached swimming at Harding University for 20 years. He was an active member of College Church of Christ in Searcy. Jack enjoyed golf and was a member of the River Oaks Golf Club for several years. He even was lucky enough to get 2 holes in 1. He was a former volunteer at White County Hospital and an active volunteer at His House, always greeting everyone with a warm smile. Jack and Billie enjoyed traveling to many places around the world. Jack also enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in sports and other activities. Jack loved his family and prayed daily for his children and grandchildren.

Visitation is Tuesday, March 15 from 4:00 until 6:00 pm at Powell Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 16 at 10:00 am at College Church of Christ with interment to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

The family has requested memorials to be made to:

The Landon Thomas Denney Scholarship Fund
Harding University
Box 12238
Searcy, AR 72149

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605 Bradley Court
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  • March 15, 2016
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Powell Funeral Home
  • 2602 W Beebe-Capps Expy.
  • Searcy, AR 72143
  • (501) 268-7220
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Funeral Service
  • March 16, 2016
    10:00 AM
  • College Church of Christ
  • 712 E. Race St.
  • Searcy, AR 72143
  • Get Directions
  • Wednesday March 16 2016
  • Oaklawn Memorial Gardens
  • Moore St.
  • Searcy, AR 72143
  • Get Directions


“ We enjoyed our time playing golf with Billie & Jack at River Oakes couples. Fine people & we are sorry for your loss. ”

Posted by: gail & wendell Nier - FL - Friend

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