James Franklin Brecklein, 68 passed away June 17, 2024, at his residence in Walnut Ridge.

Born March 24, 1956, in Jonesboro, to the late Joseph and Marilyn Mick Brecklein. He was united in marriage to Diane Forkum on January 13, 2007. He spent most of his life working as a farmer.

In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by three brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Diane of the home; two sons, Jonathan (Kimberly) Griffey of Pocahontas, and Mark Griffey of Trumann; three nephews; Bredan, Blake, and Joseph Brecklein; and many other relatives and friends.

A family memorial service will be held later. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Jude’s Hospital.