Jerry Colvin

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Jerry John Colvin was born on Pine Street in Eureka Springs, Arkansas on January 12, 1936, the son of Floyd and Mary (Legg) Colvin. Jerry passed away in Bentonville, Arkansas on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at the age of 84.

Jerry lived in Eureka Springs all his life where he served the local community and law enforcement in various ways including being Carroll County Sherriff, Eureka Springs Chief of Police, City Marshall of Eureka Springs, Holiday Island Police Department, Justice of the Peace, Eureka Springs Fire Department, and the U.S. Postal Service. He served in the Navy and married Jessie Scott in 1959. He loved fishing, hunting, and was an avid Indian Artifact collector.

Jerry is survived by his daughter Andrea Colvin of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; brother Tommy Colvin of Stella, Missouri; sister JoAnn Elrod of Conway, AR; grandchildren Tara, Thalia and Alex; great grandchildren Lane and Harper; several nieces, nephews, and friends.

He is proceeded in death by his wife Jessie (Scott) Colvin; parents Floyd and Mary Colvin and two brothers.

A Memorial Service will be held at his granddaughter’s home, 9 Merion Dr, Holiday Island, AR 72631 on Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Eureka Springs High School Alumni Association, PO Box 203, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at