James “Frank” McHam, 46, of Bee Branch was born Sept. 22, 1971 in Conway and went to be with his Lord on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 in Little Rock.


He is preceded in death by his father, Jim McHam; grandparents Joe F. McHam and Gladys Alsup McHam; an aunt, Jo Ann McHam-Scroggins; and his uncle Jimmey Ray Gaither McHam, whom he lovingly referred to as Uncle Butch.


Left to cherish his memory are his wife Melinda Kay McHam; sons Wyatt McHam of Conway, and Ian Lachowsky of Conway; daughter Stormi McHam of the home; a special aunt Susie, who took special care of Frank at every time of need in his life; sisters, Shona Sue Montgomery of Greenbrier, and Christy Lockard of Cabot, a cousin whom he loved as a sister, Debbie Crosby of Greenbrier; a friend whom he loved as a brother, Jeff Brown; numerous cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends.


Frank loved his family with all of his heart. He was the kindest, most caring person you could ever meet. His heart always resided in Bee Branch and with its people. He never met a stranger. Frank loved Snappy’s, a local food mart and convenience store. He loved their gizzards and they even named a burger after him: the Frank Burger. Frank was competitive and loved sports, he raised his children on a softball field, and looked to those days as the best of his life. His favorite professional teams were the Cowboys and the Cardinals. He was a fan in good times and bad.


Frank always put others before himself. Words could never adequately describe the wonderful human being that God graced us with by giving us Frank.


A memorial service was held in his honor at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 at the Bee Branch Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Brown and Pastor Craig Golden officiating. Although time and distance have separated Frank from some of his dearest friends, they were never far from his heart.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the South Side Bee Branch Chapter of the Future Farmers of America.