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Harold D. Ainsworth

Sunday, October 21, 2018
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Harold D. Ainsworth, age 80, of Rockwall passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Plano.

His funeral service will be held at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church in Junction City, Arkansas on Saturday, October 20 with burial to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will be accepting visitors from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm on Friday, October 19 at Bailey Funeral Home in Junction City.

Harold D. Ainsworth was born on October 18, 1937 in El Dorado, Arkansas to the late William G. and Lucille Ainsworth of Wesson. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Betty Ann Ainsworth of Rockwall. He is also survived by his daughters Tammy Gerber of Seminole, Deanna Wyse and her husband Erik of Sunnyvale and Nancy Williams and her husband James of El Dorado, Arkansas; two brothers William G. Ainsworth of Durham, North Carolina and Rev. Charles Ainsworth of Wesson; six grandchildren, William Gerber, Lucy Gerber, Grady Wyse, Elaine Wyse, Chris Williams and wife Erin, and Seth Williams; and two great-grandchildren Lambert and Emersyn Williams.

Harold’s priorities were his immediate family and he enjoyed cooking for them and others. He last worked in Seminole from 1997–2014 as a crop insurance agent and loved keeping the office full of farmers and friends. In his youth, he was a tough Arkansas boy who became independent at a very young age. After graduating from El Dorado High School, he left home at the age of seventeen to play professional baseball for the Detroit Tigers organization from 1955-1956. He then served in the U.S. Army in Korea, followed by over a half a century of love and support for his family. Harold will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

Love offerings to Betty Ainsworth are greatly appreciated and will be used to help cover funeral, medical and other necessary expenses. Donations can be made at First United Bank Seminole. Alternatively, donations can be made in Harold’s memory to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.