Jack Dalrymple, 68-year-old resident of Siloam Springs, died Saturday, December 31, 2011 in his home. Born December 8, 1943, in Spavinaw, Oklahoma, he was the son of Morgan Dalrymple and Geneva Muskrat Dalrymple. A 1962 graduate of Jay High School in Jay, Oklahoma, he received B.S. and M.S. Degrees from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and pursued his PhD of Education at the University of Arkansas. He spent his early years in Spavinaw, Oklahoma, and married Lynda Sue Payton July 10, 1965. They moved to Siloam Springs in 1967 from Tahlequah following his graduation.
He worked for the Siloam Springs School District as a coach and principal. He was the construction manager for the Fine Arts Building and the Glenn Black Football Stadium. In 1978 he moved to Saudi Arabia where he was Assistant Superintendent at Riyadh International Community School. Following his return to the U.S. he became a realtor and worked in real estate in Siloam Springs. He returned to construction as a project manager for MSB Construction Inc. of Escondido, California and had the opportunity to spend much time on the Hawaiian Islands and the West Coast for the most enjoyable years of his life. He owned J and L Construction in Honolulu, Hawaii. He retired in 2006 due to the effects of cortico-basal degeneration dementia. For five years he fought a courageous battle against a disease that robbed hm of the things he enjoyed most in life.
He attended Eastgate Church of Christ in Siloam Springs.
Survivors include his wife Lynda of the home; two sons, Jeff Dalrymple and his partner Cindy Kugel, and Brad Dalrymple all of Siloam Springs; one brother Charles Dalrymple of Spavinaw, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Roy Dalrymple.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Wasson Chapel.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Wasson Chapel with Mr. Charles Cash officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Herman Cemetery.