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Jimmy Lee Cargile

April 4, 1924 — August 21, 2018

Jimmy Lee Cargile Sr. was born April 4, 1924 in El Dorado, Arkansas. He passed away peacefully in Beaumont Texas on August 21, 2018.

He was preceded in death by his parents Booker T. Cargile and Annie Lee Cargile; two daughters, Minnie Cargile and Murdis Cargile; three brothers, T C Cargile, Benny Cargile and Lujean Cargile and two sisters, Birdell Cargile-Moore and Ruthell Cargile- Shelton.

Jimmy Lee married Dorothy Thigpen Cargile and to this union ten children were born; five sons, Melvin Joe Cargile (Mary) and Robert Earl Cargile (Faye) both of Beaumont, TX, Charles Junior Cargile and Jimmy Dewayne Cargile (Shenina) both of El Dorado and Curtis Cargile of El Dorado; five daughters, Patricia Ann Cargile of Smackover, Shirley Ann Cargile- Banks (Freddie) of El Dorado, Dorothy Jeannette Cargile of Hawaiian Gardens, CA, Nellie Faye Cargile-Cooper (Kenneth) of Los Angeles, CA, and Marilyn Louise Cargile-Payne (Commett) of Moreno Valley, CA and one stepson, Damion Gill of Los Angeles, CA.

Jimmy Lee later married Marsha Holiday-Cargile and to this union four children were born; Jimmy Lee Cargile Jr. (Tiffany) of Missouri City, TX, Veronica Cargile, Lee Cargile, Ceola Cargile- McCree (Jeremy) of Hot Springs, AR and Stepson Larry Holiday of El Dorado.

Jimmy Lee Cargile leaves to cherish his memory: one sister, Yvonne Shelton (Bennie), 17 children, 28 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Christ Missionary Baptist church with Rev. Robert k. Cunningham, eulogist. Interment will be at Community Cemetery in Junction City under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook online at

Active pallbearers will be Melvin Joe Cargile, Floyd Davidson, Jimmy L. Cargile Jr., Robert Cargile Jr., Lee Cargile and Walter Steward.

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 1, 2018

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Christ Missionary Baptist Church

1628 E Cook St
El Dorado, AR 71730

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