March 20, 1945 - August 22, 2021

Burial Date: September 11, 2021

Visitation will be held Friday, September 10, 2021 at Jackson - Highley Funeral Home Chapel, West Helena, Arkansas from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Virtual Visitation will follow immediately at 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Graveside Service will be held Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Salem Baptist Church, Lakeview Arkansas at 11:00 a.m. We will follow CDC guidelines:  mask, hand sanitizer, and the social distance standard of 6ft apart. Mr. Doby's visitation and service may be viewed live through ZOOM. Here are the ZOOM instructions both sessions: If you do not have the ZOOM app already, please download it prior to the service. Topic: Visitation  for Mr. James Doby - Jackson-Highley Funeral Home Chapel - West Helena, AR Time: Sep 10, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 889 8487 6409 Passcode: 381089 Topic: Graveside Services for Mr. James Doby - Salem Baptist Church - Lakeview, AR. Time: Sep 11, 2021 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 824 3319 5447 Passcode: 673485

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James Louis Doby was born March 20, 1945 to the late Alberta Thomas and Johnnie Louis Doby in Lakeview, Arkansas. He departed this earthly life Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Crestpark of Helena, Helena, Arkansas.

James was raised on his grandmother’s farm, after the death of his mother. He later moved to Chicago, Illinois where he found employment and worked in the manufacturing industry until his retirement. Although he stayed in Chicago, Illinois for a time after retirement, he eventually moved back to his roots in Arkansas. Upon his return, he settled in the Helena – West Helena area until his demise.

James is preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Vincent Henderson.

James leaves to mourn a sister; Geraldine Penn of Benton Harbor MI, a brother; Jerry (Cora) Washington of Benton Harbor MI, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and family friends.