of Letona, AR
December 22, 1924 - March 16, 2021
Clayton Austin Meharg, 96, of Letona, AR, passed away on March 16, 2021 in an automobile accident along with his daughter, Phyllis Meharg Kerr, 70, of North Little Rock. Clayton was born in White County on December 22, 1924 to Rassy L. "RL" and Ina Pitts Meharg. He attended the Letona School during his childhood. Clayton served in the United States Army during World War II. He earned the Purple Heart while stationed in the Philippines. He worked for the International Shoe Company for several years after returning from the war. Wanda Lawrence and he were married on October 4, 1947 and raised two daughters, Phyllis and Terry. Wanda passed away on September 14, 2017. Clayton and Wanda raised and sold cattle for many years in their hometown of Letona. They enjoyed going to the Beebe Flea markets on Saturdays where they sold chickens and vegetables. Clayton was a kind and gentle man who never said anything bad about anyone. From the time he was a child, he was a hard worker, hoeing and picking cotton, working in the fields and picking strawberries. He had a faithful companion lovingly known as Cricket, his dog. Until Clayton's health failed, Cricket and he would walk a mile or two every day. He was a member of the Letona Missionary Baptist Church.Along with his parents, Clayton was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Lu Meharg; an infant brother, Adrian Lowell Meharg; two sisters, Lutia Harrison and Lois Tarpley and his son-in-law Terry Kerr.He is survived by his daughter, Terry Meharg Haney (Chuck) of North Little Rock; one grandson, Scott Kerr of North Little Rock; one granddaughter, Stacy Harkey of Sherwood; two great-grandchildren, Chase Harkey and Brooklyn Brookman both of Sherwood; one brother, Harvey Meharg (Pat) of Letona and one sister, Lola Baker of Searcy along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 2:00PM at Roller-Daniel Funeral Home Chapel with Interment to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Searcy, AR. Online Guestbook:www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
Terry, I worked with Terry and Phyllis at the big Baptist Hospital in LR for years and considered them to be my friends. Losing them and your dad is tragic and I’m so sorry. They will be missed. God bless you in the days and years to come.
Terry, Scott, Stacy, and all extended family, we are so, so sorry for your tragic loss. There just are no adequate words. They were such good neighbors.
so sorry GOD BLESS YA. STEVE AND JO ANN DUNCAN
so sorry GOD BLESS YA
We're heartbroken at the loss experienced. My wife and I saw this accident from the overpass. Our prayers are with the family during this trying time.
I am so sorry for your loss their are no words that will help the pain of the loss but please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family they will be greatly missed.
Much love and prayers heading your way
Terry, Debbie and I are so sorry for your loss. We know how much you father meant to you. It is such a tragic event to go through so we are praying that God will grant you the strength to make it through. We also pray that your nephew and niece be comforted during this painful time. May your father rest in peace and know that we are so thankful for his service in WWII.
I did not personally know Mr. Meharg, but my siblings ( Moffitt’s) worked at the International Shoe Co. and I heard them speak good things of him oftenPrayers for th family, two losses at one time, a big hill to climb.
So Sorry for your loss .Sending Prayers you and the Family .
Terry, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved your family. They were such good people. You have many good memories and that will sustain you. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love you my good friend.
So sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers. Clayton and Phyllis will be greatly missed.
I offer my most sincere prayers and deepest condolences to Mr. Meharg's family and friends. Him and his daughter were in the lane beside me when the accident happened, and we have never met. But, I want to let their loved ones know that I knelt on the highway and prayed for them to be lifted up to Heaven almost immediately after the wreck. Hopefully, knowing this can bring you some much needed comfort at such a tragic time. God bless all of you!
I am sending my deepest sympathy for Terry in the loss of her Father and Sister. I will keep her in my prayers and keep her in my thoughts as she grieves the loss of her loved ones.
Sympathy to the Meharg family. RIP Clayton
Deepest sympathy to the family of Clayton. He was a kind and general soul whom I have known my entire life. He was one of those folks whom you were always glad to see. I am deeply sorry for this horrible accident to happen to him and Phyllis. May our Lord grant you peace. Sue Dean Ekdahl
I knew Clayton since I was a child. He was a kind Christian man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this most difficult time.Judy Stewart Maddox
Our prayers for your family.
so sorry for your loss . He was a really a good guy