Jerry Dale Childers, born: 3/15/1942, died: 1/22/2017, Age: 74 +11 months - Tuckerman, Arkansas
Jerry Dale Childers was born on March 15, 1942 to Clyde Harmon Childers and
Jewel (Springwater) Childers of Gans, Oklahoma. He departed this life on
Sunday, January 22, 2017. He lived in Tuckerman, Arkansas since 1989 and was
a member of the Tuckerman Church of Christ.
Mr. Childers was a retired math teacher having his last assignment at ASU Newport. While there, he developed heart trouble and was forced to stop working in 1992.
He was a master of playing scientific checkers having won numerous trophies and titles in state, regional, national and international competitions. His crowning achievement at this hobby was winning a world championship in 1994.
He was preceded in death by his wife Patsy, his parents and two older sisters Jewel Dean Dalton of Gans, Oklahoma and Norma Jean Foyil of Upland, California.
His survivors include two younger sisters, Kay Green of Harrah, Oklahoma and Carolyn Hollis of Choctaw, Oklahoma; two sons, Kevin Dale Childers of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Shaun David Childers of Frisco, Texas, along with two grandchildren, Jackson and Addison also of Frisco, Texas. He left behind several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral Service will be held Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Tuckerman Church of Christ in Tuckerman, Arkansas, with Bro. J.R. Rosado officiating. Interment to follow at Fleetwood Cemetery in Muldrow, Oklahoma.
Arrangements entrusted to Bradford Memorial Funeral Home of Bradford, Arkansas. www.bradfordmemorial.com
Jerry Childers won the Arkansas State Championship 27 times as 2005 , 2005 AK State, and 2006 was his last. He won many tournaments as Illinois Open 1994 and 101 in 2005.
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