James Odell Wharton, 65, of North Little Rock died Wednesday, June 20, 2012. He worked as an engineer for Union Pacific Railroad for 28 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vestal and Hettie Wharton.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Wharton; a son, James Allan “Bo” Wharton and wife Stacie of North Little Rock; two daughters, Karen Lee and Kim King and husband Jeff, both of Maumelle; five grandchildren; and a brother, Gary Wharton and wife Lynn of Quitman.

A funeral was held Monday at North Little Rock Funeral Home. Burial was in Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery.

The family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, 909 W. Second St., Little Rock, AR 72201.

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