of Russellville, AR
September 17, 1952 - May 2, 2021
James Leon Irving, 68, of, Clarksville, AR passed away May 02, 2021 in Russellville, AR. He was born September 17, 1952 to his parents, HR, and Lula (Stokes) Irving in Little Rock, AR. James enjoyed watching the Razorbacks, pestering his grandkids, spending time with his family, feeding the birds (Martins), visiting historic places, and working in the yard. He loved to have the neighbors compliment his yard. James retired from Arkansas State Highway Department District #8 as a Truck Driver, not someone that stood leaning on the shovel.He is preceded in death by his parents HR and Lula (Stokes) Irving, two sisters Georgia Taylor and Mary Horvath; three brothers Harlan Irving, Larry Irving, and Frank Irving and one son Joshua Irving. James is survived by his wife of 47 years Patsy (Hendrix) Irving; one daughter Shannon (Jimmy) Anderson of Vilonia; two sons, Brian Nichols of Sherwood, AR and Timothy (Samantha) Irving of Clarksville, AR; three grandsons, Joshua (Ashlyn) Anderson, John-David Baxter, and Jesse Irving; four granddaughters, Baylee Anderson, Alexandra Nichols, Eliza Nichols, and Alyssa Irving; two great granddaughters Marleigh Anderson, and Amelia Anderson; 11 brothers and sisters Emma Johnson of Spokane, WA; Robert Irving of Little Rock, AR; Dalton (Betty) Irving of Tulare, CA; Stella Westerman of Sherwood, AR; Margaret (Pete) Lasater of Fordyce, AR; Pat Berg of Coon Rapids, MN; Roger (Vicki) Irving of Greenbrier, AR; Brenda (Mark) Burkett of England, AR; Linda (James) Turnage of Greenbrier, AR; Janie (James) Fletcher of Wills Point, TX; and Ricky Irving of Benton, AR; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:00 to 8 :00 PM at Roller-England Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 7, 2021 10:00 AM at Roller-England Funeral Home Chapel with Darell Barnes officiating. Burial will follow at Mulberry Cemetery in England, AR. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home and Roller-England Funeral Home. Online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clarksville
There are no words for the love I have for this man and how much I will miss him. Uncle James thank you for always loving me no matter what and always making me laugh. Thank you for alwYs making me feel wanted and always catching me. Im going to miss you more than words can say. And to Aunt Pat, Shannon, Bryan,and Timothy and family I Love You all and you're in my prayers.
Brian and the Nichols and Irving Families: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Mr. Irving has a great family to his credit. He has left a wonderful legacy who will carry on his good works. May he Rest in the Peace of Christ. Reg Rogers
Shannon Anderson, so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I pray you and your family find some comfort in this difficult time.
Our hearts and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time and in the hard days ahead. May you soon find comfort in all the little reminders he leaves behind.
Go rest high my friend. God needed another soldier. Make sure you keep those keys hid. We will meet again
My thoughts & prayers are with u.
Iam so sorry May God bless u Pat and family
Love all of you and praying for peace! My heart is breaking for y’all! James was always a big kid that loved life! He will be missed!!
My deepest sympathy!! Love, hugs, and prayers for all the family!!
Our hearts are heavy, but we have been left with amazing memories we will hold in our hearts forever. You brought so much love & joy to everyone and everything around you. You will be greatly missed, but there is peace in knowing you are no longer in pain, and you can now rest. Love you so much.
Prayers for you all . Sorry for your loss. He will be missed
There are no words for the love I have for my Uncle James! He kept us laughing and always loved me no matter what! I will miss you Uncle James! Praying for Aunt Pat, Shannon, Bryan and Timothy!
Everyone should have the blessing of having wonderful neighbors like Pat and James. We will miss James and continue to keep the entire family in our prayers! We love you.