Services for J.A. Haralson, 87, of Tyler are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in the chapel of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home with Dr. Karen Jones officiating. Burial will be in Noonday Cemetery.
Mr. Haralson passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Tyler. He was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Forney to the late James Americus and Barbara Kennedy Haralson. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was owner and operator of J.A. Haralson Moving & Storage Co. in Tyler. He served Tyler in many capacities, being a member of the Tyler Jaycees, Southwest Warehouse, and was a lifetime member of the Kiwanis Club. He received his 50-year pin from St. John's Masonic Lodge, was a member of the Sharon Shrine Temple and The Scottish Rite. He was a charter member of Asbury United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school and was also a part-time lay leader. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Haralson. He was the last child of many siblings.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Ruby Tomlinson Haralson; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim W. and Lynn Haralson, of Longview; five grandchildren, Cy W. Haralson, of Houston, Catherine and Matt Price, of Boulder, Colo., Chaney Haralson, of Dallas, Aleisha and Chris Ward and Jessica and Vincent Wright, all of Tyler; two great-grandchildren, Emerson Ward and Kayden Wright; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Cy Haralson, Chris Ward, Matt Price, Lester Sulser, Tony Tomlinson and Bill Tomlinson. Honorary pallbearers are Billy Vaughn, Randy Berry, Steve Burks, Don Meadows, Randy Honea, Charles Young, Vincent Wright and Bobby McClenny.
The family will receive friends at Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation or Asbury United Methodist Church.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on June 25, 2013