James Harvey Shoffit, February 17, 1955~December 20, 2015

Shoffit PicJames Harvey Shoffit, 60, of St Paul, AR. died unexpectedly on December 20, 2015 at Washington Regional Medical Center.  James was born February 17, 1955 in Fairfield, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Betty Shoffit of St Paul; his brothers, Doyle Shoffit of Elkins and Dean Shoffit of St Paul.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Chrisdena Danielle McCutchen of St. Paul; three grandchildren,  Sean McCutchen of Elkins, Taylor McCutchen and Natasha McCutcheon of St. Paul; three sisters, Carol Wall of Garfield, Marilyn Shoffit of Fayetteville and Jo Anne Finn of Brownsville, TN.; and his life partner, Veneta Baker; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Sean McCutchen, Carl Shoffit, Clayton Shoffit, Clint Shoffit, James Presley and Eddie Johnson.  Honorary pallbearer is Jerry Simmons.

James worked for many years in the concrete finishing and construction business. James was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and a great horseman. He loved participating in the Chuck Wagon Races in Clinton annually. James attended school and graduated from Elkins, AR. He was always ready to help a neighbor, friend, or family member and loved to make them laugh.  He loved his family and friends and will be greatly missed by them but they will hold him in their hearts forever.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 23, 2015 from 5-7 P.M. at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.  Funeral services will be Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 10 A.M. at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

Final resting place is at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Elkins under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

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    Duane Tomas » 22. Dec, 2015

    So heart broken to hear of his passing. He will no longer be available to “tell me a little secret”. I so loved getting his input on stuff. To the family I wish u all my condolences. To James I hope u reconnect with your brothers (Triple S). Sincerely with love!

    Rhonda Shackelford » 22. Dec, 2015

    So sorry for the loss of James he was well like and loved by so many and we will miss him every day. We called him a dear friend and proud to do so. Love and best wishes to you all. Bill and Rhonda Shackelford

    Punk and Lorene » 23. Dec, 2015

    So sorry for your lost . We all have good memory of James and lots of laugh . He will be missed .In PRAYERS AND LOVE

    Larry and Margaret Allen » 24. Dec, 2015

    so sorry for your loss. Jo Anne you and your family have need is our thoughts and prayers.
    Larry and Margaret Allen

    Jim and Shirley Stout Powell » 23. Dec, 2015

    So sorry to hear about James.. He was a good friend and will be missed

    Margaret Stout Wagnon » 23. Dec, 2015

    James will be missed. Praying for you all!

    Rita Stout Royal » 23. Dec, 2015

    Praying for you all! James was a family friend for many years..

    Rocky Garriott » 23. Dec, 2015

    So sorry for the passing of James. Very good friend, whos life was cut too short. Lots of good memories spent together with Larry Garriott, Tony Adams & Bill St.Mary.
    We’ll miss you.

    Charlye Taylor Henderson » 23. Dec, 2015

    So sorry to hear of James’ passing. I haven’t seen him for a long time. We are cousins. I have so many memories of James and his brothers and sisters! He will be greatly missed! Thoughts and prayers to all of the family! Love you all! James go party with all of the relatives in heaven. Give them all hugs for me!!!! Love you!!!!

    Tammy karr » 23. Dec, 2015

    So sorry to hear this. He will be missed by many.

    Wesley Henson » 23. Dec, 2015

    I will always miss seeing James in a store and the way he made everyone feel important. He was the same man no matter were he was. He was honest and one of gods gifts to this earth. My best wishes to his family and friends, I know he’ll be smiling down on us from high above with a laugh and smile that makes the sun seem dim. I’ll always miss my friend, but I will also cherish the memories we shared leaning on the bed of his truck telling stories. A true modern day outlaw and one of the finest men I’ve had the privilege of calling my friend. My prayers are with the family.

    Whit and Betsy Norman » 24. Dec, 2015

    Prayers from our Family. .

    Sue Smith » 24. Dec, 2015

    Danielle and family it broke my heart to hear of James passing he will always have a special place in my heart I will always remember and cherish the years we had together and the memories he left behind he was funny always had a sense of humor and definitely one of a kind .

    Name » 24. Dec, 2015

    We are so sorry, James was a great friend to us and we will miss his visits greatly. Cornel and Mesha Hall

    Lawrence Smith Familoy » 24. Dec, 2015

    Our deepest sympathy to the family.

    Name » 24. Dec, 2015

    To Mrs. Jo Anne ands and Tara, you have my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know this is a tough season for you and your family. But the Word of God tells us in I Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him for he careth for you.

    William Stanton » 24. Dec, 2015

    My thoughts and prayers are with James family. He was quite a guy and we had lots of laughs together. He will be missed by many.

    Margaret Dudley » 24. Dec, 2015

    Sorry for your loss.prayers for the family..

    Laura Foster McCleland » 25. Dec, 2015

    I last saw James at my niece’s funeral and we had a wonderful visit. We went to school together and he was always so nice and friendly. I was truly saddened to hear of his passing. I know he is going to be missed by all that knew him.

    Robin Gummert » 22. Jan, 2016

    On behalf of all of us at Larry Bittle State Farm, we are sadden to hear of Jame’s passing.
    I have worked closely with him for many years, and he will be missed!
    Blessings to all the family