Melvin James Lemons, 76, of Hartman, Arkansas, died Friday, August 17, 2018, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born March 6, 1942, in Bear County in San Antonio, Texas, to the late Thomas Clyde Lemons and Grace Ruth (Ellis) Lemons. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael Dean Lemons and a sister, Deborah Lynn Lemons.

Melvin was a retired peace officer for Bandera County Sheriff’s Office in Bandera, Texas, and he served in the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his companion, Linda James; and one brother, David Lemons.

No services were held. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Brotherton Cremation Service of Fort Smith.