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James Walker Meatheany

James Walker Meatheany, 92 of Russellville, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021. He was born September 1, 1929 in Tiptonville, Tennessee to Hazie Farrah and Sarah Rebecca (Haines) Meatheany. He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers and sisters.

James was a US Army Veteran during the Korean War serving in France and Germany. He was a Policeman in St Louis, Missouri, he owned A-1 Sporting Goods in Benton and before retirement, he worked at The Port Authority in Little Rock. He and Mary's favorite past time was going to Panama City, Florida, where he enjoyed fishing off the pier. More than anything, he loved his grandson, Kyle.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mary Lee Meatheany; son, Dan Meatheany and wife Kim of Russellville; one grandson Kyle Daniel Meatheany of Denver, Colorado; sister, Elizabeth Freed and husband Cecil of O'Fallon, Missouri; numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

There will be a private Life Celebration at a later date, under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral.

Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com.

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Dan and Kim — We were saddened to learn about your father's passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during the difficult days ahead.

Kenn and Kim Tate Dec 4 2021 10:11 PM

So sorry to hear about the passing of Mr Meatheany. He and Mary were like second parents during our high school years. We knew him as "Pudge". He had a great sense of humor and was a positive role model. He will be missed by all that had the honor of knowing he and Marry.

Eddie Nichols Dec 2 2021 4:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Meatheany

Kelli Brixey Dec 1 2021 9:45 PM

So sorry for your loss, thank you for allowing our team to be part of his care

Kelli Brixey Dec 1 2021 9:44 PM

Dan and family we are sorry for the loss of Mr. Meatheany. Prayers for y'all.

Philip Rehm Dec 1 2021 5:30 PM