of Mountain View, AR
May 23, 1924 - November 12, 2020
Billy Calvin Bangs (Bill) died November 12, 2020, in Mountain View, Arkansas. He was born May 23, 1924 in Mountain View to Andrew Calvin Bangs and Pearl Hinkle Bangs. Bill is survived by one son, Randy Bangs of Mountain View, two grandsons: Brad (Paige) Bangs of Greenbrier, Arkansas and Keith Bangs of Lowell, Arkansas: three great-grandchildren Abigail Bangs, Jasper Bangs, and Owen Bangs. He is also survived by one brother-in-law, three sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews and numerous close family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Pearl, stepmother Addie, his wife Avice (Sutton) Bangs and his siblings Jerry, J.B., Gladys, Ruby, Mary, and Ruth. He entered the service on November 18, 1942, as a member of the 8th Army Air Force. He served until his honorable discharge on October 22, 1945 having attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. While in the Air Force, he flew 28 missions as a waist gunner and belly gunner on B-17's and B-24's, taking anti-aircraft fire on many of the missions over Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland. He was awarded the European African Medals, Eastern Service Medal with four Bronze Stars, the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. After discharge he returned to Stone County and married Avice on June 1, 1946. He worked as a logger, owner-operator of Sutton & Bangs and Bill's Service Stations, and as a carpenter for Modern Builders until he retired in 1986. Visitation is Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 1:30-2:00 PM at Flatwoods Cemetery in Mountain View, Arkansas. Graveside services will follow the visitation beginning at 2:00 PM with Brother Gary Don Fletcher officiating. Pallbearers are Littlepage Sims, Laddie Sims, Ladd Sims, Brandon Harlan, Bill Doolin, and Larry Sullivan. Music by Littlepage Sims and friends. Military honors rendered by the United States Air Force Funeral Honors Team and the Stone County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Flatwoods Cemetery Fund, 802 Highway 5, Mountain View, Arkansas. Roller Crouch Funeral Homes are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines that require individuals to stand at least six feet apart.
Randy and family,So sorry to learn of your Daddy's death.You will be in my prayers.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
We are sorry for your loss, and you are in our prayers.
Love and Prayers sent to the entire Bangs family. I had the pleasure of getting to work with, and know, Billy at the Waters of Mountain View. Seeing Billy was always a highlight of my day. I admired his desire to always "get better", his kindness and sweet spirit, and his ability to tell wonderful stories about his life. Rest in Peace Sweet Billy!! The therapists at the Waters: Chessie Berg, Laura and David Mitchell, Sherry Ray, Sheila Dirks and Paula Heberer
Randy, Brad & Keith, So sorry for the loss of your Dad & Grandpa. We had many good visits with Bill at the nursing home, he was always a pleasure to talk to. Praying for comfort during these sad times.
I know many people will miss his presence here on Earth. May all that had the privilege of knowing Mr. Bill find comfort in knowing that he is now peacefully at rest with God. May you find comfort in knowing that Mr. Bill has now joined his beloved wife on that heavenly shore. May your memories of him strengthen you and may the love of the Lord bring you peace during this time of grief.Carol Wade
Thoughts &Prayers go out to your family. We are going to miss you, you are going to be greatly missed. I"ve kñown you since you had Bill's s Service Stationl. &Later after I married Larry & he worked for you. Heaven needed another great man, but for us we are going to miss you here. May you all we remember the good times& get you through the times ahead.💘🙏🤟🚚 Thank you for your service. Bless you.
Sorry to hear of your loss. He was a very nice man. He will be missed