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.
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