Russell “Russ” Harward, 76, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
A memorial service is planned for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Behner Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Coughlin officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Fairfield.
Memorials can be made to American Heart Association. Memorials and cards can be sent to Mary Harward, 74 Faisanway, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909. Online condolences can be made at behnerfh.com.
Mr. Harward was born Dec. 12, 1937, in Douds, the son of Lowell and Hazel Wiley Harward. He married Mary Coleman Jan. 14, 1955.
Mr. Harward was a devoted family man with a keen sense of humor. He loved golf and fishing. He also enjoyed woodworking and skeet shooting.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Harward of Hot Springs Village; three children, Roger Harward and wife Patty, Scott Harward and wife Stephany, and Kelly Elseman, all of Fairfield; one brother, Roscoe Harward of California; four sisters, Bernice Gibson of Iowa, Virginia Layman of Montana, Jennie Chacey of Iowa and Mary Ann Watson of Missouri; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Richard, Robert and Rex Harward; and one son, Greg Harward.