Pastor Wesley Harville, 69, of Malvern, formerly of Hamburg, died the on August, 28, 2017 in Little Rock.
He was a Baptist minister for more than 30 years, ministering 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.
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 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 was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Sherrie Hollis Harville, and his parents, Hunter E. and Maxine McDougald Harville; and a 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.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 1, at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Flat Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Landon Carpenter, Michael Harville,Chad Allison, Cody Hollis, Ron Tippen, Drew Wallace, Jordan Ligon, Dexter Lawrence and Randy Mentor. 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.