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James Thomas "Jim" Harwood

February 2, 1931 March 10, 2018
James Thomas "Jim" Harwood
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Obituary for James Thomas "Jim" Harwood

James Thomas “Jim” Harwood, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, was born February 2, 1931, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to Thomas and Pauline (Summers) Harwood. Jim went to the Lord on March 10, 2018, at the age of 87.

He is predeceased by his son, Raymond; brother, Marc; and sister, Joan.

Jim is survived by his wife, friend, and greatest love, Marilyn; sister, Cynthia Dilatush; son, Bert Harwood – his wife Gayle; daughter, Melinda Barker – her husband Bill; daughter, Lynn Kelley; grandchildren, Arron Harwood, Justin Harwood, Amber Rust, William Kelley, Jamie Dannelly, Misty Huss, Adam Neighbors, Julian Green; and ten great-grandchildren.

Jim grew up in Jonesboro where he learned and loved nature, enjoyed hunting and fishing, often bringing home his “catch of the day” to a doting grandmother.

He served our country as a career Air Force pilot, which included tours in both Korean and Vietnam Wars. During his tour in Vietnam he flew 244 combat missions in F86, F100 and A1E Skyraider fighter jets and was awarded the 3rd highest U.S. medal, the Silver Star, for heroism during war.

Jim was one of the founding members of the Hot Springs Bonsai Club, an extension of his passion for nature and gardening. Many of his creations may be seen at Garvan Woodland Gardens nature preserve near Hot Springs. He was also a founding member of the Fountain Lake Fire Department, serving as a volunteer firefighter, chief and all-around mechanic on their numerous equipment trucks. Jim also was a member of the LIONS club in this area.

His first love was always his family. A wonderful son, brother, husband and father, he will be dearly missed. Jim was always the “go to guy” for advice and knowledge, touching everyone in his circle of life.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at Caruth Village Funeral Home with Bro. Wade Overturf officiating.

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2:00 PM 3/16/2018 2:00:00 PM
Caruth Village Funeral Home

4623 North Highway 7
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909

Caruth Village Funeral Home
4623 North Highway 7 Hot Springs Village 71909 AR
United States

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