James Earl Baser, 93 of Mt. Home died April 11, 2017. He was born July 26, 1923 in Prairie County, Arkansas, the son of John and Alma Hair Baser. James had a gravel and sand business, farmed, and was a World War II Navy veteran. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Pich and Dorothy Mantle and three brothers, Clyde, Lloyd Wayne, and Robert “Rabbit” Baser. James is survived by his wife of 72 years, Betty Shumard Baser; four children, Robert (Mary) Baser of Norfork, Arkansas, Jerry (Fay) Baser of Stuttgart, Ricky Baser and Linda House both of Mt. Home, Arkansas; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; three brothers, Pete Baser of Missouri, Johnny Baser of Stuttgart, and Jimmy Baser of Little Rock and one sister, Gladys Irwin of Missouri.
Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen followed by the service at 11:00 in the chapel. Burial will be in Lone Tree Cemetery in Stuttgart.