James Lee

James Lee "Jim" Behling

Nov 2nd, 1943 - Dec 30th, 2017

Mr. James Lee “Jim” Behling, age 74, a resident of De Queen, Arkansas, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 30, 2017, in De Queen, Arkansas.
He was born November 2, 1943, in Janesville, Wisconsin. He served in Vietnam War and was awarded several medals including the Purple Heart Award and the Silver Star Award and the National Defense Service Medal. He retired from 32 years of Law Enforcement in 2004 and took up the hobby of small engine repair which he enjoyed.
Mr. Behling was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Sykes Behling and Robert Behling; and a brother, Richard Robert Behling.  
He is survived by his wife, Carlene Behling; two sons, James Behling of Wisconsin and Scott Behling of Hugo, Oklahoma; two step-daughters, Deborah Kordes of Azle, Texas and Melissa and Steve Spakes of Bryant, Arkansas; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Tom and Sara Behling of San Benito, Texas and Bob Behling and several grandchildren as well as, numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in De Queen.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made Wounded Warrior Project.org or St. Jude.org.
You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

Wanda Behling
Jan 4th, 2018 1:52 pm
Please accept prayers and most sincere condolences from your son James' family in WI. Based on the many expressions of respect and affection on this page, it's clear that you were a good man and friend to many - My children and I wish we had been able to get to know you. Rest in peace, Jim. Thank you Carlene for thinking of us during such a difficult time - if there's anything we can do to help you, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Tim Thornton
Jan 2nd, 2018 10:40 pm
Blessed are the peacemakers, for the will be called sons of God. MT. 5:9. As I set and go through the memories of the times I was blessed enough to serve with Jim at the DeQueen Police Department I reflect back on those days and consider it an utmost privilege to have served alongside such a man. He will be missed by so many. Carlene I am miles away I just want to let you know that my thoughts, my heart ,and my prayers are with you. May God truly bless and comfort you you during this time.
Tim Thornton 224.
Jerry mcdonald
Jan 2nd, 2018 1:43 pm
Farewell my old soldier buddy . Carlene l know well the journey you have just begun. You have many friends to call upon in your times of need. Don’t be afraid to call. May god be with you.
Wayne & Judy Smith
Jan 2nd, 2018 10:38 am
Carlene & Family,
Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sure will miss this awesome man.
God Bless,
Wayne & Judy Smith
Angela Behling Mitchell
Jan 2nd, 2018 8:20 am
Heaven now has another great Behling man. I know my dad is up there rejoicing with him. I wish I had known Jim, but if he's anything like my dad I know that he was loved, he did love, and he will be greatly missed. Our hearts go out to the entire family.
Kathy Beuden
Jan 1st, 2018 5:44 pm
So sorry for your loss Carlene, may God give you peace Love Kathy
Sherry Emily
Jan 1st, 2018 1:01 pm
Carlene, Debbie & Missy, please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers, not only at this time, but in the weeks to come. I was only around Jim a few times, but it was enough to know he was a good man. May God wrap His Arms around you, giving you the peace & comfort you need. Much love Sherry
Jerry McDonald
Jan 1st, 2018 11:31 am
Farewell old soldier buddy. I know
Well of the journey you have begun my der Carlene always remember you have many friends to help you never be afraid to reach out to them. May god bless.
Kimberly Jarrell
Jan 1st, 2018 9:29 am
I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for God to comfort you and your family through this difficult time.
Kim & Debra Culp
Dec 31st, 2017 9:09 pm
Our Prayers and thoughts are with you Ms. Carlene, and the hold Behling Family. I will miss Jim very much, he was always there for me when, I first started in Law Enforcement , back in the 80's. You and Jim were like family, may God give you PEACE that only He can give!!!!
Jacquelyn Parker
Dec 31st, 2017 6:47 pm
There's so much can be said about this man, Jim was truly a good guy , when he work at Dequeen as an officer I'd visit him and he always had a dr.pepper for me. I really 2MI67trusted and believe in him RIP my friend prayers for his family we truly loss a good man
Brenda Litchford
Dec 31st, 2017 5:34 pm
Judy, my heart breaks for you as you go through this pain of losing Jim...You are one of the strongest women I've met and known.. There's just no words that can't ease your pain but you have some many friends and family including me that will be here for you.. I pray that God with give you comfort and peace ....
Joyce Bivins
Dec 31st, 2017 2:00 pm
Jim was a great guy and will be missed May God watch over you and your family
Mark Bailey
Dec 31st, 2017 12:56 pm
Rest in peace Jim. So many of the lessons and advise you shared with me as a young cop have served me well in my career. Thank you for your service brother. Carlene I'm sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. MB
Melinda and Doug Suttle
Dec 31st, 2017 12:15 pm
Carlene, we are saddened by your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Todd Brakeville
Dec 31st, 2017 10:04 am
Jim was a good man who made a positive impact on all of us who worked with and for him. He always knew exactly what to do and was one of the best supervisors I've ever had and one of the police officers I've ever known. Rest in peace.
Chuck and Vickie Barnhill
Dec 30th, 2017 8:05 pm
Rest in peace,Peace Jim...u will be reminded!
Chuck barnhill
Dec 30th, 2017 7:59 pm
So sorry about Jim,he always asked about the Barnhill family..Chuck and I thought a lot of him..he will be missed.
Tom & Carol Petet
Dec 30th, 2017 5:17 pm
Prayers for you, Carlene, and all the family at this time of loss of your dear husband! May God give you all comfort and peace, much love.
Susan Fedric
Dec 30th, 2017 4:39 pm
Thank you, Sir, for your service for our country.
Mary Ida Pearce
Dec 30th, 2017 3:10 pm
So sorry to hear about Mr. Jim. You are in my prayers .
Him Smith
Dec 30th, 2017 2:13 pm
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. Until we meet again, May The Lord hold you in the palm of His hand.

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