James Stanley “Jim” Zielinski

Thursday, August 1, 2019

James Stanley “Jim” Zielinski, 75, of Blytheville, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

Jim was born in Leavenworth, Kan., to Anthony Steven and Velma Ann Zielinski. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was a retried car salesman and was the best car salesman in Blytheville. Jim was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed golfing and worked with the First Tee program at the country club. When his boys were young, Jim enjoyed coaching their baseball teams. He was an excellent woodworker and especially loved making furniture.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, David Zielinski.

Jim leaves his wife, Mary Ellen Zielinski of the home; two sons, Steve Zielinski and his wife Christi of Daphne, Ala., and Marshall Crawford and his wife Robin of Southaven, Miss.; two brothers, Bud Zielinski and his wife Joan of Bear Foot Bay, Fla., and Thomas Zielinski and his wife Sherry of Osceola; daughter-in-law, Kim Zielinski of Monette; six grandchildren, Jordan and Eli Zielinski, Alexa Crawford (Logan), Nicholas Crawford (Catherine), Casey Crawford and Mallie Ann Zielinski; four great-grandchildren; special friends, Peggy Lemons and Peggy Krahn; and a host of cousins and friends that he loved dearly.

Funeral Mass will be held Monday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. T.J. Hart officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, P.O. Box 747, Blytheville, Ark., 72316. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.