Local music store owner Ben Jack dies

Local music store owner and operator Ben Jack has passed away, according to information posted on the store’s website, benjacks.com.

A graveside service for friends and family will be held at 2 pm today (Nov. 9) at Gill Cemetary in Van Buren, Ark. Flowers may be sent to Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, located at 4100 Alma Hwy., Van Buren, AR 72956.

From the website:

Our stores in Fayetteville and Bentonville will both be closed Monday so that our employees can pay their respects. We resume normal business Tuesday at 10am.

Jack first opened Ben Jack’s Arkansas Music in 1965. The store is a popular destination for local musicians seeking guitars, amps, strings, etc.

He was 75.

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[Accompanying photo taken from a screenshot of an NAMM interview from 2006.]