James Melvin Harrison May 16, 1947 ~ January 19, 2013
James Melvin Harrison 65 of West Fork died, Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Willard Walker Hospice. He was born May 16, 1947 in Mulberry, Arkansas to Jess Harrison and Reba Provence – Harrison. He was drafted for service in the Army after High School and as he would say “he served twenty four months and one day in Korea.” He worked many years as a sub-contractor. He started working for George’s in 1997 and retired in July 2009. He continued to raise cattle and work on the farm. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his family and participating in his grandchildren’s activities. He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Calvin Harrison and two daughters, Tywana and Patty Coker. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Loquita Harrison of the home; two sons, Shane and Kirk Harrison; two daughters, Candy Steele and Penny Borgerding, his mother, Reba Harrison; very special nephew, Stacy Harrison; two nieces; fifteen grandchildren and several other family members and friends. The Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM, Wednesday January 23, 2013 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will be held Thursday, at 1 PM at Baptist Ford Church in Greenland with Rev. Irvin Hutchins and Mike Stoltz officiating. Burial will follow at Baptist Ford Cemetery.Memorials may be made to: Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 N. Longview,Fayetteville, AR 72703 Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
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