James D. “Jim” Harl, age 65, of Webb City, MO, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Freeman Hospital, following an illness.
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Jim was born on October 3, 1954 in Joplin, MO, the son of the late William and Helen (Caughran) Harl. He married Rebecca Capp on December 1, 1973 in Webb City, MO. Together they raised three sons. Jim traveled the US working as a network technician for AT&T. He retired in 2012 and moved back to Joplin. He was a Catholic. He loved riding motorcycles, he rode in forty-nine of the fifty states. He even rode to the Artic Circle. He enjoyed taking trips with his sons going to baseball games and riding rollercoasters. He traveled with his wife to many European countries and China, sharing a passion for history.
He is survived by wife of forty-six years, Rebecca Harl; three sons, Drew Harl, Kansas City, MO, Brent Harl, Joplin, and Brock Harl, Evergreen, CO; one sister, Sharon Walker and husband Delmer, Oklahoma City, OK; a sister-in-law, Sue Harl, Arlington, TX; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Harl.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Carl Junction Cemetery. The family visitation will be 12:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the service at Mason-Woodard Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be given to JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in care of the mortuary.