Harold Loyd Ham passed away peacefully at his home in Acorn on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the age of 89. He was born January 1, 1926 in Goodlett, Texas to the late Pack H. and Sadie Barnett Ham. Harold proudly served his country in World War II and was a long-time member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Mena.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Pack and Sadie Ham; eight brothers, David, Frank, Warren, Odie, Ernest, Wallace, Paul, and Henry Ham; three sisters, Mattie Henderson, Ethie Roberts, and Sadie Finch.
Harold is survived by his wife of 64 years, Leona Ham, and his nine children, Alleisa Stark & Tim, Marsha Allison & Melvin, Gary Ham, Alan Ham & Julie, Debra Robbins & Clayton, Kevin Ham & Marla, Glenna Cowell & Dwight, Gene Ham & Taleatha, and Todd Ham; twenty-two grandchildren, Karen, Lora, Joseph, Roger, Damon, Dana, Tommy, Christy, Marissa, Rylan, Brian, Heidi, Kathy, Russell, Rachel, Angela, Loretta, Matthew, Heather, Stephanie, Heather Ham and Nathan; twenty-one great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by, a number of foster children, several nephews, nieces, and a host of friends.
Harold loved his family and adored his grandchildren who brought him great joy.
Harold was a kind, generous, and loving person and was willing to help anyone in their time of need. He was a true friend to all and will be forever in our hearts.
Pallbearers are grandsons, Brian Ham, Matthew Ham, Russell Lane, Rylan Ham, Gary Donberger, and Chase Donberger.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Beasley Wood Chapel, at 10 a.m. with Brother Don Fortner officiating. Interment will follow in the Owens Chapel Cemetery in Acorn, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home in Mena.
Family and friends visitation will be Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at Beasley Wood Funeral Home in Mena.