John W. Northern

July 12, 1935 ~ May 8, 2020 (age 84)


John W. Northern III, 84, of Hot Springs, passed away May 8, 2020. Born in Little Rock to John W. Northern, Jr. and Jewel Pemberton Northern, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired from the Internal Revenue Service after 25 years of service. He was a member of Hot Springs Elk Lodge #380.

Preceded in death by his parents and son, Nick Alan Northern, he is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sylvia Diann Perrier Northern; son, John W. Northern IV (Rose) of El Dorado; granddaughter, Lindsay Pharo (Jason) of Florida; and a host of other family and friends.

John will rest at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock, AR and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to JDRF, 11324 Arcade Dr., Ste. 16, Little Rock, AR 72212.

Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501)224-2200. John's online guestbook may be signed at

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