Emery Kenneth Harp, 59, of Van Buren, died Thursday, December 31 in a Fayetteville AR hospital. He served in the United States Marine Corp in the Vietnam War where he received a Purple Heart, was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, and was preceded in death by a grandson; Robert Kenneth “Bubba” Dale, Jr.
There are no services scheduled. Mr. Harp will be cremated under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral home of Van Buren.
He is survived by 2 daughters; Michelle Gunter of Tulsa, OK, Amanda Harp of Kennesaw, GA, a son Kenneth Harp of Springdale, AR, 6 sisters; Flo Smith and her husband Leon of Littleton, CO, Glenda Gilstrap and her husband Doyle of Wasilla, AK, Betty Simmons, Ruby Partain, Emma Newman, all of Van Buren, Jeannie Willard of Olivehurst, CA, 3 grandchildren; Kelsea Dale of Mountainburg, AR, Joshua and Alexis Beckman, both of Kennesaw, GA.
The family will receive friends from 2 pm to 4 pm Saturday, January 2 at 1608 North 29th Street in Van Buren.