Mr. James Angus Minyard, 92, of New Lenox, Illinois, of Blytheville, passed away, on Saturday, May 6th, in Illinois. He was born in Dell, Arkansas on September 15, 1930, to Jim “Neal” Minyard and Mary ”Frances” Cohea.
Mr. James Minyard was a man of faith who worked hard and loved his family. Proudly, he was a United States Army Korean War Veteran, a Shriner, and a Deacon to his church. James enjoyed fishing, vegetable gardening, cooking, and fellowship. He always had a joke to tell. In the winter of 1951, James married the love of his life. Mon “Jean,” whom, he would support, raise children with, care for, and love for all his days. James’ devotion to the Lord guided him to lead his family in faith with kindness, patience, and grace. His sweet smile brought life into his family’s lives. His hard-working hands not only fixed Greyhound buses and built his very first home; but prayed for those he loved. His family is comforted in knowing he is with the Lord and has been reunited with his beautiful wife.
Mr. Minyard was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Mona “Jean” Minyard; his parents, Neal and Frances Minyard; and his siblings, Marshall, Billy, and Dan Minyard.
He is survived by his daughters: Lisa Minyard and Linda Dormann; his grandchildren: Jada and Ben Powell, Tyler and Michelle Tribble, Jasmine Minyard, and Chelsea and Jake Kuper; five great-grandchildren: James, Jacob, Jack, and Norah Jean Powell and Eleanor Kuper; one sister, Ouida “Ruth” and Joe Curtis; and one brother, Milton and Marge Minyard.
Visitation will be held Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. with services to follow at 10:30 a.m. at Carney Funeral Home in Blytheville, Arkansas. Ed Long will be officiating and the burial will be in Memorial Park. Condolences may be offered at carneyfuneralhome.com. The family requests donations be made to Shriners Children’s Chicago: https://www.shrinerschildrens.org.
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