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Glenn Edward Harkrider

May 3, 1946 — November 21, 2023

Bismark

Glenn Edward Harkrider

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Glenn Edward Harkrider passed away on November 21, 2023, at the age of 77. His battle with cancer and serious medical issues over the last year showed his courage in facing life challenges with God’s amazing grace.

Glenn was born in Curtis, Arkansas, to Arlin and Orleene Harkrider and had three brothers and four sisters. Glenn accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior as a teen and married the love of his life, Dian Massey, on September 3, 1965. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, two of his brothers, Paul and Claude; two of his sisters, Betty and Bonnie Jean; and his parents-in-law, Irvin and Rece Massey.

 He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Dian, and their two sons, Todd and his wife Lynn of Madisonville, Texas, and Chadd and his wife Morgen of Springfield, Missouri; their four grandchildren – Kenzie Harkrider, Dustin Harkrider and wife Katie, Sydney Mulford and husband Jacob, and Shelby Harkrider; three great-grandchildren; two sisters Maxine and Marilyn, and brother Gerald; and many extended family members.

 Glenn proudly served in the US Army Reserves for over four years and was known for being a hard worker while serving in many different areas throughout his 77 years, including being a mechanic, telephone lineman, ranch manager, oil refinery worker, and construction contractor. Glenn was a cowboy at heart and especially loved traveling with rodeos as a livestock contractor working with rodeo stock. He was a skilled woodworker at home, even building one of the houses he and Dian lived in. Of course, any good cowboy has a horse, and Glenn was no exception. He loved training, boarding, and trading horses. He taught all of his grandkids to ride, and they loved visiting PaPaw and getting to ride on his horses.

Although he was a quiet man, he was never without a Dad joke and had a sense of humor that put everyone around him at ease. He was always thinking of others, and everyone who knew him appreciated his love for Jesus, his family, his integrity, and his unselfishness. He loved Jesus and served him through his local church. He had been ordained as a Deacon in previous years. At the time of his death, he and Dian were members of DeRoche Missionary Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorials in Glenn's name can be made to DeRoche Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund. 939 AR-128 Bismark, AR 71929

A visitation will be held Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 1:30pm at Smith Family Funeral Home - Hot Springs.

Services will follow at 2:30pm Saturday, November 25, 2023.

Arrangments are under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home - Hot Springs.

 

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

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