of Jonesboro, AR
February 28, 1937 - October 16, 2021
William ''Bill'' Hafford, 84, of Jonesboro, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021, at St. Bernards Hospital. He was born February 28, 1937, in Paragould, AR where he grew up and attended Paragould High School. He was drafted into the U.S. Army. After serving his country, he went to barber school in Memphis, TN graduating in August of 1962. He then moved to Oxford, MS. He returned to Paragould and started as a barber at the Scalp Shop in the Carl R. Reng Center at ASU, later opening Bill's Barber Shop on Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro where he worked for over 54 years until retirement. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family. He was of the Baptist belief and enjoyed singing solos in church and praising his Savior. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Hafford; mother, Dorothy (Doe) Howard, and stepfather, Worlick Howard.Those left behind to cherish Bill's wonderful memories include, the love of his life of 63 years, Sharon (Ray) Hafford; a son, William Troy (Paula) Hafford Jr; a daughter, Linda (Doug) Bishop; two grandchildren, Jesse Bishop (Lauren Suiter) and Sharon (Trey) Griffin; and three great-grandchildren, Carson Bishop, Raymond Griffin, and Ryder Griffin.Chapel services will be 10 am Friday at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home, 1900 West Washington Avenue in Jonesboro with Joey Rupard and Thomas Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Paragould.Visitation will be Thursday evening at the funeral home from 5 pm to 7 pm.In lieu of flowers, please consider either the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 or https://kidney.org; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or https://www.stjude.org.
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My thoughts and prayers going up for the family of Bill. May God give each of you peace.
So sorry to hear of this loss. A wonderful kind man. The barber shop and the Barber’s Daughter shop hold fond memories for me and my family. Prayers for comfort for those left behind.
I’m sorry for your loss.. I will be praying for you and your family.. he will be missed.. I remember him cutting josh and James hair..
Linda and Troy and the rest of your family sorry for loss love your dad and I love to here him telling his story too my boy.when he was cutting there. I keep your family in my prayers 🙏♥️
So sorry for your family loss. Prayers for all
So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a wonderful man. Cut my Daddy's hair, my husband's hair and my 2 little boy's hair. He was like a member of our life for a lot of years. He was such a good godly man. Prayers for Linda and the family.
Linda and Troy, I am so sorry of the loss of your wonderful Dad. Bill always had a story and a song at the Barber Shop.