The Duggar Family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, thoughts, and loving messages sent regarding the Heavenly Home-going of ‘Grand Pa’ Jim Duggar. He passed away Monday morning, February 9th at 10 am. He had a unique ability to make others laugh and smile. He delighted spending time with his family traveling and doing things together. He was a fun Grandpa. He loved buying and selling property, cars, and making ‘Big’ trades. Few people enjoyed life as much as J.L. Duggar.
Grandpa Duggar lived out the verse in Proverbs 17:22 that says, “A joyful heart is like good medicine.”
He loved cracking jokes in tense situations, telling funny stories even about himself to make others forget their own problems.
If he could come back just for 5 minutes, he would tell us how wonderful Heaven is, and how important it is for the rest of us to make sure we have a relationship with Jesus and to live every day for Him! He would tell us not to get so bogged down with the cares of this world or to worry about anything, but to love God, serve others and make a difference with whatever time and resources we have left. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mary Lester Duggar; his daughter, Deanna Jordan and her husband Terry; his son, Jim Bob Duggar and wife Michelle; two sisters, Evelyn Long of Neosho, Mo., and Barbara Hendrix of Dardanelle; one brother, Mike Duggar of Tyler, Texas; and 19 grandchildren (Amy + the 18 Duggars)
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and before anyone asks, duggar faq courtesy of daydreamrachey
iirc, in one of the recent episodes, jim-bob mentioned that he had cancer or a brain tumor ;_;