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James Walker Meatheany

September 1, 1929 — November 24, 2021

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.

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