Jack W. Dareing, May 28, 1935~June 2, 2024

Jun 5, 2024

Jack W. Dareing, 89, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2024 at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born May 28, 1935 in Durham, AR.

He served in the U.S. Army and retired as a Construction Supervisor for Southwestern Bell in the late 1980’s, giving more than 30 years of service.

Jack is survived by his wife Donna Dareing; daughter Dede Parise; stepchildren, Robbin Baker, Wayne Herbert, and Jermey Herbert; 8 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Friday, June 7, 2024 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, June 8, 2024 at Elkins Community Church, 150 Church St, Elkins, AR. Interment will follow in Bluff Cemetery in Springdale.



5 Condolences

  1. Ron Bamberg

    I was saddened to learn of the passing of my friend. Jack was a neighbor and good friend during our years in Elkins. We spent time together fishing and solving the problems of the world. Jack produced enough turnips to feed the town and introduced me to something I never thought I could enjoy: Eating those turnips raw with a dash of salt. And with that, I can say that Jack Dareing was indeed “salt of the earth,” living life to the fullest with a ready laugh a d always willing to help in any way he could.

  2. Bob & Marcia Howard


  3. Your other daughter: Robbin Baker

    Dad aka (Pooh Bear from the six year old me) you are already missed. Those corny jokes, sound advise, larger than life gardens and fishing trip.
    You introduced me to the great outs and to always share when you have more than you need.
    Love you.

  4. Amanda Dareing

    I am so thankful I got to know, love and work along side you my dear Uncle Jack. Uncle, thank you for taking me in, without question, all those years ago and for teaching me to love the Ozark Autumn while we chopped wood, while you, Donna, and I foraged the back country for native plants. For showing me where all my ancestors were laid to rest, where they (and you) went to school, to church, to play music.

    Thank you for all those joyous days volunteering together with the Whistle Stop Seniors at the Durham Community Center, and most of all, for showing me that Dareing men can be the very best of men cause that is what you were and in my cherished memories of you, that is what you will always remain.

    You will be missed here on earth by all of us who loved you, but I am so glad you are free and able to fish, and garden, and do what ever little thing your beautiful heart desires for the rest of eternity.


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