Kenneth Eackles – 1955-2023

Kenneth Eackles – 1955-2023

Kenneth Harold Eackles, 68, of Little Rock, Ark., passed away on October 9, 2023. He was born September 27, 1955, to Ida Hayes Eackles and Willie Sam Eackles, who both preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his grandmother “Big Mama”; her husband, Tomie Watkins; and sisters, Tammy Eackles and Carolyn Polite.

He is survived by his daughter, Kenyetta (Eackles) Swanigan; and his two grandchildren, Madison and Kaleb Swanigan. He is also survived by his life partner, Joann Houston Poe; along with his two bonus children, Lashawna Poe and Joseph Grimes, Jr.

Other survivors include 10 siblings, Versa, Willie, Victor, Leslie, Leila, and Tim Eackles, Vera Bell, Sharon Flowers, and Clara Murray.

A Walk-through visitation will be held Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 1-4 p.m. at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Friday, October 20, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 Maryland Ave., North Little Rock, Ark. 72120. 

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