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William Mack Toombs

July 8, 1944 — October 20, 2021

William “Mack” Toombs, 77, of Paragould, departed his earthly life October 20, 2021, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro.
Mack was born in the Coffman Community of Greene County on July 8, 1944. He was born to E.L. and Christine (Kittle) Toombs and grew up on a farm. When he was 16 years old, Mack was severely burned in a lawn mower explosion and spent eighteen months recovering in a Memphis hospital. This early trial he faced set the tone for how he lived his entire life; instilling in him a joy for life and a determination to persevere.

Mack graduated from Greene County Tech high school in 1963. He went on to attend Arkansas State University where he graduated with a master’s degree in Agriculture. Over the course of his life, Mack was employed in several different areas; never giving up, but always finding a way forward. Mack worked as a bus driver, a farmer, an Ag/Science teacher at Greene County Tech, as well as serving on the school board. Mack went on to operate multiple restaurants, including Mack’s Country Style Hamburgers. In the early 1990s, Mack began a refrigeration company, still in operation today.

Mack was of the Baptist faith and a member of West View Baptist Church.

Mack was an avid collector of all things antique and had a love of old John Deere tractors, trains, and clocks. He loved helping people and solving problems, as well as a good political debate.

He was very proud of his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Mack was preceded in death by his parents, as well as six brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Patricia (Clark) Toombs, of the home; three children: Jennifer (Shannon) Chick of Cedar Grove, TN, JR (Amber) Toombs, and William (Kayli) Toombs of Paragould, 5 grandchildren: Chandler Chick, Annalyn, Jenalee, and Charlie Toombs, and Cager Toombs, and 3 siblings: Gary Toombs of Jonesboro, Peggy Jackson and Dr. Jon (Ranae) Collier of Paragould, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Services will be held at Heath Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, October 24 from 6-8 pm, and funeral services will be Monday at 11 am with burial to follow at Memorial Gardens. Services will be led by Dr. Marc Reeves and Brother Carl Clark.

Pallbearers will be JR Toombs, William Toombs, Chandler Chick, Keith Clark, Carl Clark, Matthew Clark, Ronnie Pigue, and David Pigue.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, October 24, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm

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Funeral Service

Monday, October 25, 2021

11:00am - 12:00 pm

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Burial

Greene County Memorial Gardens

2901 Highway 135 N, Paragould, AR 72450

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