Johnny N. Harms, age 91, of Ink, Arkansas, died Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Mena Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehab. He was born on Monday, October 24, 1927 to Isaac and Emma Kathrine Neufield in Ulysses, Kansas.
Johnny lived his life serving the Lord, his family and others. He was an active member of the Cherry Hill Methodist Church. Johnny served his country for 26 years in the United States Army and the United States Air Force. He began his career at the end of World War II; then served during the Korean Conflict and into the Vietnam Era and retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant. During this time for 17 years, he taught survival combat to all air crew members which he truly loved. After serving he returned home to raise his family and be a father to them. He loved his family greatly. Johnny in his spare time enjoyed woodworking, tanning hides and lapidary. Johnny was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lorraine Harms; three brothers, David Harms, Isaac Harms Jr., and Alvin Harms and four sisters, Edna Kliwer, Louella Schultz, Ruby Schmidt and Anna Mae Gertzen.
Johnny is survived by his son, Johnny Harms Jr., of El Dorado, Arkansas; his daughter, Jacy Johnson of Ink; one brother, Clarence Harms of Pennsylvania; one sister, Bernice Given of Colorado, Springs, Colorado; six grandchildren, David Murphy, Sharla Sassman, Jeremiah Harms, Jerusalem Harms, Joshua Butterworth and Justin Johnson; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Concord Cemetery in Ink with Pastor Debbie Head officiating. Visitation will be Friday, December 7, 2018 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.