Pastor Wesley HarvilleFebruary 26, 1948 ~ August 28, 2017 (age 69)
Pastor Wesley Harville, 69, of Malvern, died the 28th day of, August 2017 at 04:28p.m., in Little Rock. Bro. Wesley was a native of Hamburg and a resident of Malvern since 2014. He graduated from Hamburg High School in 1966, attended Arkansas A & M (University of Arkansas at Monticello) for two years and graduated from the Missionary Baptist Seminary with a Master of Bible Languages degree in 1987. He was a Baptist Minister for over 30 years having ministered at Judson Baptist Church in Hamburg, Victory Baptist Church in Naperville, Illinois, Mt. Hope Baptist Church in Ratcliff, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Bonnerdale, Winan Baptist in Hot Springs, Friendship Baptist Church in Bradford, First Landmark Baptist Church in Ward and New Home Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. He taught for two years at the Midwest Missionary Baptist Institute at East Peoria, Illinois. He was blessed with a loving family and loved spending time with them. He also loved to travel and his hobbies were gardening and doing yard work.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 42 years Sherrie Hollis Harville and his parents, Hunter E. & Maxine McDougald Harville; one brother Kenneth Wayne Harville.
He is survived by a son, Jonathan Harville and wife, Heather, of Malvern; three daughters, Amy Beutler and husband, James, of Gladstone, Missouri, Laura Lyter and husband, Brian, of Merrillville, Indiana and Leslie Foreman and husband, Chad, of Sherwood; two brothers, Royce Edward Harville and wife, Marjorie, of Crossett; and Michael Ray Harville and wife, Beverly, of Hamburg; 11 grandchildren, Lacey, Kailyn and Bella Harville of Malvern, Amanda, Clara, Josiah, Lydia, and Abigail Beutler, of Gladstone, Missouri, Lyric and Harper Foreman, of Sherwood and Annalee Lyter of Merrillville, Indiana and a host of precious nieces and nephews.
I'll leave you with this … please don't cry because I'm gone; instead be happy that I was here. (Okay, maybe you can cry a little bit. But remember, I am more alive than I have ever been). Today I am happy and I am with the One that I love most and reunited with many of my fellow pilgrims.
So … I was born; I blinked; and it was over. No buildings named after me; no monuments erected in my honor. But I DID have the chance to know and love each and every friend as well as all my family members. How much more blessed can a person be?
My greatest desire is to greet you here. This is how you get here believe John 3:16 and John 14:1-4.
Funeral services are 10 a.m., Friday, September 1, 2017 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Todd Self, Pastor John Mooney, Dr. Mark Thornton and Bro. Bobby Goodnight officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers are Landon Carpenter, Michael Harville, Cody Hollis, Ron Tippen, Drew Wallace, Jordan Ligon, Dexter Lawrence, Randy Mentor and Chad Allison. Honorary pallbearers are the Diamond Lakes Football Officials Crew. Memorials may be made to the Missionary Baptist Seminary, 5224 Stagecoach Road, Little Rock, AR 72204
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.