of Clinton, AR
May 18, 1934 - October 3, 2022
Dr. James Doyle (Jim) Solomon went to be with the Lord on October 3, 2022. He was born May 18, 1934 to the late Arthur and Ora (Parish) Solomon in Bee Branch, Arkansas.He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Lucille Solomon Moore.He is survived by one son, Scott Allan Solomon and wife, Delores; five grandchildren, Ashley Gallaher, Kayla Solomon, Dan Solomon, Sam Solomon, Maegan Solomon; one great-granddaughter, Emery Hecker and Scott's mother, Myrtle Solomon.Jim was a Christian and member of First Baptist Church in Clinton, Arkansas. He was an Army veteran (Veterinary Service) as a food inspector in the meat packing plant, warehouses and dairies that supplied food to the military.Jim grew up on the hillside farm in Bee Branch and graduated from Southside School. He then received a bachelor degree and master's degree from University of Arkansas and a PhD degree from Mississippi State University in Entomology. He spent 35 years with the U.S. Forest Service as a research entomologist, publishing over 150 research papers in scientific journals, including a 700 page book, "Guide to Insect Bores in North America Broadleaf Trees and Shrubs". After retiring he moved to Clinton, Arkansas and met a wonderful Christian friend, Vernice Harness, enjoying many good times going to church, country music shows and spending time with his grandchildren.Jim was an avid photographer and loved presenting color slide illustration talks on wildflowers, autumnal coloration, insects, ticks, spiders, snakes etc., to garden clubs, civic clubs, schools and churches. He was a docent with Southfork Nature Center leading many educational tours for students and other groups.Visitation services will be from 1:00pm - 2:00pm Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the First Baptist Church in Clinton, Arkansas. Funeral services will follow at 2:00pm. Interment is at Hardin Cemetery in Bee Branch, Arkansas.To express condolences online please visit www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton
So sorry for the loss somehow i missed it,he was a very intelligent man and loved to share his great knowledge of his profession to all ,he will be missed by many.
Scott and Myrtle just learned of Jim's passing and I immediately thought of the two of you and how much I enjoyed your family here in Leland....So sorry that you have lost Mr. Jim and I know he will be greatly missed by many...He had a gentle spirit about him and more like him are needed...
Mr Jim was a fine very intelligent man He will be missed by the community
Scotty and Aunt Myrtle so sorry for your loss. Uncle James was a good man and we had many good times when I was younger. God bless you all and your in my prayers and thoughts. Love you
Many wonderful memories of our time together in Leland and serving together at Lakeview Baptist. We will always cherish those memories. Love and prayers to all!
Scott, you and your family are in my prayers. I'm so sorry for your lose.
So sorry to read of Jim's passing. I first met him when he moved back to Clinton upon his retirement and joined Friendship Baptist. He was a very interesting individual and someone you felt comfortable being around. He certainly will be missed by his family and friends in Clinton. I rejoice that he is in the presence of our Lord.
Scott I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss. I will keep you lifted in my prayers during these difficult days. You probably won’t remember but our families were next door neighbors on Plantation Drive.Felice W.Dennis
Bob and I will miss Jim so much; what a wonderful man! We shared many birding trips with the local Audubon Club, and outdoor walks at South Fork Nature Center as fellow docents, and lunches at the Senior Center. He always had a story and a smile and a helpful way that endeared him to so many. His knowledge was vast and a great asset to this community. Happy trails, Jim, go in love and peace.
My Prays for the family and Vernice. I know he will be missed by you and all his church family. He was a sweet person and very intelligence. Again He will be MISSED.
Praying for Mrs. Harness and all of the family during this time.
James snd my daddy were cousins, so we were related too. When I was a little girl, we lived in Happy Hollow. I remember getting off the school bus at Layne’s Store and walking home. James and Don Bentliff walked also and they were my pprotectors. One Thanksgiving we got our of school at noon. That was a special holiday. James moved away and later, I did too. After he moved back, we saw him occasionally, and he was always the same.
Mr. Jim. You will be missed, but it's wonderful to know you'll be waiting with our Savior to welcome us to heaven.
I have many fond memories of James. He was a great friend and wonderful church member.
Sorry to hear about your loss. We know that your Dad will be missed. We will be praying for your family, we know this is a hard for y'all.
So sorry, prayers for your family. So glad I got to know Jim. He was always kind and interesting to talk to. He will be missed by many besides his family.
Scott and family, sorry for your loss. Jim was such a sweet Christian man of our church! It was a Joy to see him every Sunday! Now he is with God!
So sorry to hear about the loss of Jim. He was a good man. My prayers to you all.
Mr Jim was a treasure! He was a kind man always willing to help anyway he could. He will be missed tremendously, but take comfort knowing we will see him again!
Scott we are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing ,he was a sweet very nice man loved to talk to him our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family may God Bless you.
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jim was such a treasured friend. He will be missed beyond words. Mike & Tess Tumbleson
So very sad to hear of Jim's passing. Such an interesting person to talk to, with his vast knowledge of insects, etc. I became acquainted with him at the Senior Center dances where he and Vernice were great supporters. He will be missed. Deepest sympathy to the family.