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James Robert Berger
March 13, 1935 - March 11, 2018

Mr. James Robert Berger of Trumann, Ark., departed this life on Sunday at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 82 years, 11 months and 26 days. He was born Wednesday, March 13, 1935 in Ratio, Ark., to the late Homer and Ellie Hicks Berger and lived the last 32 years in Trumann. He was a truck driver and of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sue Berger and second wife, Shirley Berger; one grandson, Christopher Mathis; one sister, and his parents, Homer and Ellie Hicks Berger.

He is survived by two daughters, Mickie Mathis of Trumann and April Lillard of Manila, Ark.; one son, Keith Berger of Munford, Tenn.; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Harrisburg Memorial Cemetery with Danny Hathcoat officiating. Burial will follow in Harrisburg Memorial Cemetery in Harrisburg, Ark.

An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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Graveside Service

March 14, 2018
02:00 AM

Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery
Highway 14 E
Harrisburg, Arkansas 72432

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  1. Tim Stout, Blue springs, Mississippi says

    Rest easy uncle James, this life to the next...

  2. Jeff and Sonya Stout, Pontotoc, MS says

    We are so sorry for your loss and hate we can't make it for the graveside services. We Love y'all and are praying for y'all.

  3. Bobby / Sue Harper, Bath, NC says

    Sorry for your loss. James was our rock in times of need. Will never forget what he & Sue has for us.. love y'all. Continued prayers...

  4. Tony Stout, Paragould says

    I remember, as a child, I thought James had to be the biggest, most feared man on earth. I’d literally sneak or run past his chair, or in some cases just choose to not go through there depending on how desperate the need.....as some of you will recall, the bathroom was the first door down the hall just beyond his chair. However, as I grew older, I came to know him as not only a stern man but a respectful man, a friend who enjoyed a laugh throughly. I can still hear him laughing that infectious laugh and see him rubbing his arm. I’m thankful that I got the opportunity to spend a little time with him recently, just talking about old times, about the loves and losses of our lives. The hopes for our children and our shared love of Christ. Rest peacefully my friend and say hello to that sweet girl that you “ never got over”

  5. Connie Jones, Phoenix AZ. says

    Prayers for all

  6. Melissa Hargis, Harrisburg says

    He seemed to have never got tired of letting me sit in his lap. He will be missed.

  7. Kimberly griffin, Caraway Ar says

    Always in my thoughts. I love u!!! Miki is family now.

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