- February 16, 1920 - July 26, 2012
- North Little Rock, Arkansas
of Mack's Passing
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“Besides his big bear hugs and wonderful laugh he could tell the greatest stories ever. It was wonderful to hear him sing as well. He loved God so...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Pamela Humber - Amarillo, TX
“He was an out of his way kind of man. I was at my grandparents house and was leaving to hitch hike back home in early 70s from the Pharr farm to...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Mike Donohue - Mesa, AZ - Nephew
“So sad to hear of Mr. Pharr's passing. He leaves behind a great legacy. We always counted on Mr. Pharr for our yearly pecans. I know his family...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Sam and Carla Baggett - AR
“He will be dearly missed.
4 of 21 | Posted by: John & Ann Blakley - Jackson Hole, WY
“Pa Pharr - our memories are filled with your radiant smile and your good humor. Our lives were richly blessed to have you as a friend. Your...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Ann and John Blakley - WY
“To know Bro. Pharr was an honor, he was truly a great man! My prayers are with the family.
6 of 21 | Posted by: Kenneth Green - Leitchfield, KY
“Uncle Glenn and Aunt Imogene were always my favorite aunt and uncle while I considered Diane my friend as well as cousin. My dad was military so we...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Gewnett Neff - Baker City, OR
“Bro. Pharr was such an amazing man and truly the nicest man I have ever met. He will be greatly missed and always treasured. His smile would light...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Jessica (Ferren) Plouch - Benton, AR
“My Uncle Glenn Pharr
Was the most honest caring person i have ever known in my life.He was so wonderful to his parent and his family.He was...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Willie E. Hunt,Jr. - Arlington, TX
“When I think of Bro. Pharr so many memories pop thru my mind! He was such a precious man,so loving, and kind. He was definately a people person! ...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Debbie Ferren - Benton, AR
“Pa Pharr was truly a gentle giant. He always made sure I had pecans. His smile was genuine. This man was truly loved by so many people. Even...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Pat Billingsley - Little Rock, AR
“Diane, Brother Pharr will be greatly missed and always remembered, even as an adult he would always try to give me gum and candy which became a...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Beverly (Corbitt) Mercer - AR
“Uncle Glenn was the greatest Uncle anyone could ask for, besides being the greatest friend my parents Charlie and Wanda Rasco could ever have. Uncle...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Pam Rasco - Abilene, TX
“I will miss my dear brother. He was such a dear sweet man, and was so loving and kind.
14 of 21 | Posted by: Joyce Luebbe - Staplehurst, NE
“Mother and sister-in- law of Brenda Hunt Galyean (niece) and Archie Galyean of Wrangel , Alaska.
15 of 21 | Posted by: Joyce Galyean and Inez Brauer - AR
“Bro Pharr was a wonderful man. One of the nicest I've ever known.
16 of 21 | Posted by: Frances Trimble Rainwater - Scott, AR
“There was no other man like Bro. Pharr, a true gentleman. Besides his love for people and his friendly smile, I automatically think of pecans and...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Dianne Evans - Little Rock, AR
“Sister Dianne I am glad God placed Bro Pharr in our path. He was the most kindest gentlest man I have ever know thank you and the Lord for giving me...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Ruby Sheoherd - North little rock, AR
“Papa Pharr, Its been a honor to have called you my friend, I know your enjoying your reunion with the love of your life Imogene Pharr in heaven. I...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Brent Hill - Conway, AR - friend
“I will miss you. Sorry I can't be there for the funeral, I am in California. I wish I could.
20 of 21 | Posted by: Ashley Pereira - Independence, MO
“We'll miss you grandpa. Daddy sang bass never rang so true when it comes to you. Love you.
21 of 21 | Posted by: Sharon Soares - Independence, MO
Mack Glenn Pharr, 92, of North Little Rock, passed away July 26, 2012. He was born on February 16, 1920, in Rule, Texas, to the late Robert and Zola Pharr. Mr. Pharr retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1981 and proudly served his country in the Army during World War II. He attended Southern Bible Vocational College in Rising Star, Texas. He was an active member of the First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He lived in North Little Rock, Arkansas for over 50 years and will be remembered as a man that was always willing to help others. Many people in the community referred to him as "The Peanut Man". He earned this nickname because he supplied many churches in the area and state with peanuts for peanut brittle. His recipe for peanut brittle and pecan brittle is still frequently requested. Mr. Pharr enjoyed gospel singing and his strong bass voice could be heard many times at the Hayes Center Gospel Hour.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of sixty years, Imogene; three sisters and two brothers; and one son, Mark Evans Pharr.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian; one son, Dennis G. Pharr (Ann) of Siloam Springs; two daughters, Diane Harden (Hal), of Little Rock, and Anna Kay Tilton (Jack), of Texas; grandsons, Mark Pharr (Debbie), of North Little Rock, Mack Pharr (Melinda), of Conway, Brian Choate (Andria), of Nevada; granddaughters, Mischelle (Don) Berrier, of Illinois, Sarah Blakley (Jeremiah), of North Little Rock, Hannah Freeman (Matt), of Guy, Sharon (Scott) Soares, of Missouri; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Georgia Mary Curtis, of Texas, and Joyce Luebbe (Lloyd), of Nebraska; many nieces and nephews; and devoted friend and caregiver, Cindy Boshears.
Many special thanks to his neighbors, church family, caregivers, and the hospital staff who watched over him.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday at the First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock. Burial will be at Riverwood Memorial Gardens in Maumelle. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday at the church. Arrangements by North Little Rock Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 758-1170. Online obituary and guest registry at http://www.nlrfh.com/.