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James Richard Musgrave

September 25, 1926 — February 12, 2018

James Richard Musgrave, 91, of Nashville, Arkansas passed away at home on Monday, February 12, 2018 in Nashville, Arkansas. He was born on September 25, 1926 in Nashville, Arkansas the son of the late Harry and Lorraine Millsap Musgrave. He was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Nashville. A United States Army Veteran, A member of the American Musical Instrument Society, a pilot, and an entrepreneur. He worked with his father and brother at the Nashville Iron Works where they made train repairs. Along with several Nashville Business men he was instrumental in bringing Case Shear and Case Knife to Nashville one of the first manufacturing opportunities presented to Nashville, Arkansas. He also owned Aero Salvage of Arkansas where he retrieved wrecked planes. He owned Aero Metalcraft Inc. formerly Case Shear. Mr. Musgrave was the ultimate mechanical engineer if it was broke he knew how to fix it. He enjoyed clocks and collected them for many years. He was a lover of German Shepard dogs. Mr. Musgrave served in the United States Army and enlisted on January 23, 1945. He served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations for fourteen months, in the Philippines Islands and Japan. He was assigned to HQ Company, Kyushu Base and Company E, 27th Infantry, 25th Division where he served as a clerical specialist. His awards include the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Army Occupation (Japan) Victory Ribbon, and two Overseas Services Bars. His military services training included Infantry, Field Artillery, Administration, Motor Vehicle Dispatch, and Signal Corp. Tech 5 James Richard Musgrave was federally recognized and commissioned to 2nd Lieutenant on May 29, 1951 US Signal Corps. He was honorably discharged on December 6, 1955. He was preceded in death by one brother Jan Musgrave. Survivors include the love of his life for sixty six years his wife Clarene Riley Musgrave of Nashville, AR; two daughters Reba Cox and husband Doug of Nashville, AR; Debbie Gordon and husband Danny of Ravenden Springs, AR; three grandchildren Christy Cox of Blevins, AR; Jay Faulkner and wife Lauren of Conway, AR; and Jennifer Reed of Nashville, AR; four great grandchildren Emily Clements, Kailey Laxton, Gracie Clements, and Alena Barnett. one brother in law Morris Riley and wife Marci of Murfreesboro, AR; one sister in law Rita Arnold and husband James of Nashville, AR; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville, with Bro. David Blase officiating, burial to follow with Military Honors in Restland Memorial Park, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville. You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James Richard Musgrave please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Restland Memorial Park
Highway 27 North
Nashville, AR,

Visitation

FEB 14. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)

Latimer Funeral Home - Nashville

115 East Hempstead

Nashville, AR, 71852

https://www.latimerfuneralhome.com/

Service

FEB 15. 2:00 PM (CST)

Latimer Funeral Home - Nashville

115 East Hempstead

Nashville, AR, 71852

https://www.latimerfuneralhome.com/

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