John Russell “J.R.” Harrell, 87, of Jessieville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22. He was born in Dardanelle on Nov. 7, 1923, to Osco and Myrtle Harrell.
Mr. Harrell retired from Reynolds Metals in Bauxite and was a member of Cedar Mountain Baptist Church in Hot Springs.
He was preceded in death by his son, Cecil Doyle Harrell.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ruby (Ridling) Harrell; one son, Ronnie Harrell of Benton; one brother, Leon Harrell of Modesto, Calif.; two grandsons, John Harrell and wife Dawn and their sons, Blayne and Chance of Jessieville and Michael Harrell and wife, Darby, and their daughters, Lucah and Ruby of Tulsa, Okla.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton with Bro. Scott Culpepper officiating. Burial will follow at New Rosemont Memorial Park in Benton.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, at the funeral home.
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