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Hershel Thomas Sullivan   I am a Veteran.
July 24, 1929  -  September 17, 2017


Hershel Thomas Sullivan, age 88, of Harrison, Arkansas, passed peacefully from this life Sunday, September 17, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Okemah, Oklahoma July 24, 1929, the son of Coy Thomas and Bertha Opal (Gregg) Sullivan. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and his first wife, Lexie Lee (Treece) Sullivan.

Hershel became a Christian at an early age and became a member at various churches he attended throughout his life. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He then graduated from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville in 1958 and went on to become executive director of the Northwest Regional Housing Authority for 30 years until his retirement in 2004.

Survivors include his wife, Giovanna (Sandri) Sullivan, of Harrison; his sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Sarita Sullivan and Gregory Thomas and Susan Sullivan, all of Little Rock; his daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Jo and Kirk Ferguson of Fayetteville, Arkansas; his step-son and his wife, Mauro and Julie Scardigli, of New Orleans, Louisiana; and one sister, Helen (Sullivan) Griffin, of Harrison.

Hershel is also survived by his grandchildren and their spouses, Coy Thomas and Valerie Sullivan, III, Dr. Cody and Brandy Beight, Kelsey Beight, Carrie Nicole Sullivan, Harryson Cole Sullivan, Lex Thomas Sullivan, Daniel Edward Sullivan, Jessica Lee and Andrew Ball, Hanna Marie Ferguson, Tyler Wayne and Cassie Ferguson and Brandon and Lauren Scardigli; his great-grandchildren, Hannah Grace, Emily Faith, Shelby Hope, Gabriella Presley, Sawyer Pierce, Savannah Claire, Melody Grace, Jackson Tyler, Dylan Andrew Michael, Sophia Lee and Riley; and a host of other family and many dear friends.

Visitation was Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home in Harrison.

Services for Hershel were Thursday September 21, 2017, at First Baptist Church of Harrison with Bro. Bobby Brown officiating. Graveside service was also Thursday, September 21, 2017, at Marshall Memorial Gardens in Marshall, Arkansas.

Pallbearers were Coy Sullivan, Lex Sullivan, Daniel Sullivan, Cole Sullivan, Mark Griffin, and Jackson Hight.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Hills, PO Box 1927, Harrison, Arkansas, 72602 or the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University, Little Rock, AR 72207.

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