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“We enjoyed our time playing golf with Billie & Jack at River Oakes couples. Fine people & we are sorry for your loss. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: gail & wendell Nier - FL - Friend

“It was always a pleasure to see Jack and Billie playing golf together at River Oaks in recent years, and I enjoyed teaming up with Jack many times in...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Sherry and Dennis Organ - Lebanon, TN

“Our paths have not crossed much in the last 25 years but I have fond memories of Mr. Boustead and his sweet family. I loved growing up with Sarah. My...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Jill Wood - Judsonia, AR - Friend

“Coach Boustead was a man of integrity, motivation and loved people. So glad to know him and his sweet family. Much love and many prayers. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Clara Carroll - Searcy, AR

“Just read about Coach Boustead, such a great teacher. I had to have a class in swimming to get my Kines. degree, couldn't swim which was crazy at 25,...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: ronnie mandrell - judsonia, AR

“I was not a good swimmer and struggled through most of the strokes coming in near last in most of them except one: after I shot across the pool...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Carl Walker - Judsonia, AR

“Coach was such a good influence in my life. He saw more in me than I thought was possible. His gentle spirit, tenacious good will, and ability to...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Lawrence Underwood

“I enjoyed his swim class, coach always showed patients and encouraged to do our best. coach was a great man. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: jared chance - searcy, AR

“We are so sorry for your loss! We love your family and we're praying for an extra measure of peace to fill your hearts during this difficult time. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Jay and Ruth Simpson - Searcy, AR

“Jack will be missed by many, many folks. He was always a friend and a good man. I enjoyed visiting with him on the golf course and he was kind to...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Larry R Long - Searcy, AR

“We are deeply saddened at the passing of Mr. Boustead. Please know that you have been, and continue to be, in our thoughts and prayers. Blessings...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Zac & Connie Muncy - Searcy, AR

“Coach,Thank you for your tireless mentoring and patience. You will be missed. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Rick Krug - Flagstaff, AZ


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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