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Obituary: Johnny Wayne Hargan

Johnny Wayne Hargan, 71, of Desha died Jan. 26, 2021.

He was born Feb. 25, 1949, in Little Rock to John and Lois (Coker) Hargan.

John was President of Hargan Construction Company where he has worked for over 50 years. He loved his job and his employees but the true love of his life was his family. He hated that Covid kept him from seeing the grandkids. John was a private person and just enjoyed being at home with Mitzi.

Survivors include his wife, Mitzi; sons, Aaron (Longlong) Hargan and John Ryan Hargan; six grandchildren, Kyra, James, and Emory Hargan of Fort Myers, Florida and Lennon Branscum, Ryker Hargan, and Wynston Hargan of Cord, Arkansas; one sister, Judy Brooks of Batesville, and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his loving dog, Speckles, and cat, Domino.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers are Kevin McClung, Marvin Baker, Randy McClung, Ronnie Love, Royce Rizzo, and Daniel Moser. All are employees of Hargan Construction.

Honorary pallbearers are Eddie Coker, Phil Poff, Lynn Poff, Jim Smith, and Johnny Ward.

There will be a private family graveside service at Alderbrook Cemetery.

A memorial tribute video will be on the Roller-Crouch website at

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Independence County Humane Society, 5 Environmental Dr. Batesville, AR. 72501, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, PO Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203-9984, or to a charity of your choice.

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