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Obituary for James Harold "Jim" Box

James  Harold "Jim"  Box
Dr. James (Jim) Box, 76, of Alma, Arkansas departed this life Wednesday in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born January 25, 1942 to James Earl and Thelma Marie Box in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Joseph Alvin Box. He met and married Christine Wallace on January 26, 1962. They have enjoyed fifty-six years of marriage. Jim, as he was best known is survived by his wife, Christine, two children: Cheryl Renee (Box) Toon and James Anthony Box, five grandchildren: Brittney Rashea (Toon) Oster, Taylor Nicole (Toon) Jeffery, Andrew Seth Toon, Alexis Breanne Box, and Mercedes Leanne Box, nine great-grandchildren: Harrison James Oster, Clara Kathrine Oster, Eleanor Rose Jeffery, Braxton Box, Adalynn Box, Mackenzie Box, Jordan Sims, Tyler Sims, and Kylee Sims, two brothers: Douglas Dean Box and Donald Wayne Box. After graduating from Jonesboro High School, he joined the Army National Guard attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He and Christine after marriage moved to Harrisburg and had their two children. After surrendering to the ministry, he attended Williams University (Southern Baptist College) and Mid-American Baptist Theological Seminary. He received a Doctorate from Birmingham Baptist University. Jim managed the NAPA parts store in Harrisburg until he surrendered to the ministry and became a Southern Baptist Minister in 1971. He served as pastor at Waldenburg Baptist Church, Waldenburg, AR, First Baptist Church in Terrell, AR, Westside Baptist Church, Manila, AR, First Baptist Church in Bald Knob, AR, First Baptist Church in Mulberry, AR, and Sulphur Rock Baptist Church, Batesville, AR. He served as an Association Missionary for North Central Association in Clinton, AR until retirement. After retiring he and his wife reside in Alma, Arkansas. He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren very much. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved practical jokes. He was evangelistic in nature and had a passion for bringing people to faith in Christ. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Funeral services are 11:00 A. M. Monday at Concord Baptist Church in Van Buren, AR with visitation Sunday at Jackson’s Funeral Home in Harrisburg, Arkansas from 2:00~4:00 P.M. Interment is in Gill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jackson’s Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to: Concord Baptist Church 6105 Alma Hwy Van Buren, Arkansas, Peru Mission Fund
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