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Harold Box
June 24, 1942 - August 13, 2021

Richard Harold Box departed this life on August 13th, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his family that adored him, at the age of 79 years, 1 month and 20 days.  He was born Wednesday, June 24th, 1942, in the Walnut Grove community outside Trumann, and lived nearly all his life in the Trumann area. Harold married his high school sweetheart Sharon Box (O’Brien), or "his sweetie, " as you would hear him say, on December 7th, 1962. She was the unquestionable love of his life. They were married 58 wonderful years.      He served as a deacon of Maple Grove Baptist Church for 40 years and was as beautiful an example of Christ’s love as any person could be. Harold loved people wholly, unconditionally, and forever, regardless of circumstance.      Harold was a successful businessman who devoted his entire career of 60 years to Taylor & Stuckey, Inc. Humble, and hard working are words you will hear him described as by his peers in the agricultural industry, but honesty and integrity are what describe him best. He deeply cared for his customers and the company he worked for which was evident by the amount of time he devoted to them. His handshake was firm, and it was his word.      He was an avid and accomplished outdoorsman, and a huge fan of sports, with basketball and baseball being his favorites. He spent his free time hunting with family and close friends and felt strongly that March Madness should be considered a holiday. Later in life he and Sharon enjoyed nothing more than following their grandson’s baseball team and their “baseball family,” to weekend tournaments. Harold embodied everything that is good and kind. His wisdom was great and his love, unabridged and perfect.  He is preceded in death by 1 sister, 1 brother and his parents, Clifton E. and Opal Lee Evans Box.      He is survived by his wife, Sharon O’Brien Box of the home; one son, David (Kerri) Box of Trumann. One daughter, Dana Beth (Alex) Ray of Somerville, TN; grandchildren, Evan Michael (Emily) Austin, Asher David Box, Avery Katherine Box, Turner Ray, and Alexis Ray; three sisters, Sue Smith, Joann Phillips, and Maxine Reppell; special niece and nephew, LaDonna and Keith Isbell.      The family will receive friends, Tuesday from 5:00  -  7:00  at Maple Grove Baptist Church, 13509 Maple Grove Lane, Trumann.  A Celebration of Life will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Maple Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Duffel officiating.  Burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro.      Pallbearers will be Marcus O’Brien, Keith Isbell, Evan Austin, Jacob Knapp, Asher Box, Michael Burke, and Michael Austin.  Honorary pallbearers are Maple Grove Baptist Church Deacons, (Larry Henderson, Danny Pippinger, Jimmy Stevens, Dale Whitlatch, Alan McClung, Melvin Dycus, Larry Fowler), Avery Box, Laken Isbell, T.J. Ray, and Alexis Ray.      Memorial my be made to Maple Grove Baptist Church, 13509 Maple Grove Road, Trumann, AR 72472 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105      In compliance with Covid-19 guidelines, a mask or other facial covering is optional and social distancing will be observed.      An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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August 17, 2021
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Maple Grove Baptist Church
13509 Maple Grove Lane
Trumann, AR

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August 18, 2021
10:00 AM

Maple Grove Baptist Church
13509 Maple Grove Lane
Trumann, AR

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  1. Dareth Hatcher, Trumann says

    Sending love and prayers to the entire family. Love you David and Sharon. I am terribly sorry for your loss.

  2. Dorthy Gunter, Southaven, MS says

    My deepest condolences to you Sharon and your children. Harold was such a wonderful husband and father. I know the love you and Harold had for each other. I'm praying for peace for you in the coming days. Please know there are so many people thinking of you at this time.

  3. Jimmy Moss, Trumann says

    Sharon sweet lady our prayers are with you and your family. Jimmy & Diann Moss

  4. Shirley , David Moore, Marion Ar says

    Sharon, our hearts go out to you and your children during the loss of your loved one Harold. Our thoughts and prayers continue for you all. Shirley and David Moore

  5. Shirley Mead, Jonesboro says

    Sharon, I'm so sorry.....

  6. Mike Chaffin, Russellville, Ar says

    Sharon and family so sorry for your loss. Praying for you during this sad time. May God’s Grace fill you during this time.

  7. Johnnie Kendall Mitchusson, Star City says

    Sending condolences

  8. James D. Parrish, Henderson says

    My prayers to all of the family, James (Donnie) Parrish Las Vegas

  9. Faith Reynolds, Trumann AR, Clarksville TN says

    Mrs.Sharon, This is Faith, Loyd and Glenda Reese's daughter. Mom called me this morning and she is heartbroken. She is living in Clarksville Tennessee with my brother. She loved you and Mr. Harold so much. Mr. Harold and Daddy are celebrating together in Heaven right now! Mom wanted you to know she's thinking about you and praying for you. She would love to talk to you but said she lost your number. May God comfort and keep you during this difficult time. I am leaving Mom's number. You can call her when possible. 870-206-5600. Love you,. Glenda Reese, Faith and Darrell Reynolds

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