James Nowlin

January 17, 2024

James Harold Nowlin, 69, passed away unexpectedly at his home in North Little Rock on January 6, 2024. He was the fourth born to the union of James V. and Bessie Lucille Taylor Nowlin. The family made their home in Brinkley, where James received early education at Partee Elementary School. He went on to become a 1972 graduate of Brinkley High School and chose to continue his studies and graduated in 1993 from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis. Through the years, James ministered to several churches before becoming disabled and choosing to step away from public service to retire.

James’ greatest joys in life came from being the father of five children. In time he was given the added joys of seeing his family grow with the addition of spouses and nine grandchildren.

On October 27, 2001, James married Megan (Nicki) Parks. They made their home in different areas that included Jacksonville, Cabot, and Austin, before returning to North Little Rock, where they remained.

James was preceded in death by his parents, James and Bessie Lucille Nowlin. Survivors are his wife, Nicki Parks Nowlin; children, James Matthew (Leslie) Nowlin of Elkins, Ark., Michael Vaughn (Ashley) Nowlin of Lorain, Ohio, Colin (Destiny) Chouinard of Conway, Monica Layne Nowlin (Nathan) Moore of Mascoutah, Ill., and Meredith Taylor Nowlin (Grant) McIntosh of Carlisle; grandchildren, Dawn Moore, Bradley Partain, Bentley Nowlin, Eric Nowlin, Hailey Morgan, Easton McIntosh, Anna McIntosh, Logan McClellan, and Rory Lehman Chouinard; sisters, Sandra Nowlin (Phillip) Miley of Jonesboro, Marsha Nowlin (Willard) Helmick of Prairie Grove, and Paula Nowlin (Russ) Parker of West Memphis; and brothers, Junior Maloy of Stuttgart, and Jerry (JoAnn) Maloy of Brinkley.

Memorial service was held Wednesday, January 10 at Bob Neal & Sons Funeral Home in Brinkley.

The family request in lieu of flowers that donations be made in the name of James H. Nowlin to North Little Rock Friends of Animals, P.O. Box 1712, North Little Rock, AR 72115.