of Alexander, AR
January 15, 1942 - May 14, 2022
Billy Wayne McChesney passed away peacefully in his sleep in Bryant, Arkansas on May 14, 2022, surrounded by his family as he went to be with his Heavenly Father. Billy was born January 15, 1942, in Harmony Grove, Arkansas to Luke and Trevah McChesney. Billy loved spending time with his family, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Billy Graduated from Harmony Grove High School in 1960. He worked at Colvert's Dairy for three years before moving to El Dorado, working for Ouachita Valley Dairy for 16 more years. The end of his working life led him to being employed by Sears for 11 years until his retirement in 1991. Billy married Sharon Kaye Martin on September 1, 1961, in Lawton, Oklahoma at Calvary Baptist Church and were happily married as each other's lifelong companions for 61 years. They were blessed with two children, Kevin and Karen. He was preceded in death by his parents.Billy was an avid reader and active member of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church. Other hobbies of Billy's were gardening, wood working, and forever adding new updates to his home in Bryant, Arkansas. Billy will be remembered for his laughter, making jokes, pranks on his wife and family, traveling, playing games, recording important moments, taking pictures, and having fun with his children and grandchildren. His laughter was infectious and was known as the epitome of unconditional love for his family and friends. His spirit strengthened everyone around him, and to him, no one was ever a stranger. He was beloved by so many and had the sweetest soul. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Billy is survived by his loving wife, Sharon McChesney, two children; Kevin McChesney and wife, Rachelle, and Karen Spears and husband, Allen; his brother, Bobby McChesney and wife, Delores; sister, Betty Johnson and husband, Bill; nine grandchildren, Heather Golden and husband, Paul, Holly Johnson and husband, Jacob, Tyler Brown, Justin Brown and wife, Wendy Brown, Ashley Cooper and husband, Caleb Cooper, Matthew McChesney, Leah McChesney, Kristin Brown and Austin Brown; eight great-grandchildren, Jacob Johnson, Jamie Johnson, Parker Golden, Esther Johnson, Jared Brown, Jonah Brown, Harlie Brown, and Paisley Cooper. A Funeral Service will be Friday, May 20, 2022, at 11:30 a.m., in the Chapel of Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home, 6700 Alcoa Road, Benton. Visitation will be Thursday, May 19, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home. Interment following the service will be in Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.
Dear Sharon and children, I am so very sorry about Billy Wayne. He was a classmate of mine at Harmony Grove and was always a nice and respectfulperson. I will miss him and you at our class reunions. May God give you comfort during your pain of loss.
May the peace of God be with Billy’s family and friends. He will be missed but is in a better place now.
My heart aches for you all but is over joyed that God’s promise is eternal life! I love you all & have you in my prayers.
Billy was a great friend and he and Sharon had some great times and he was one who loved to kid and remember how he and my brother were always up to something and thankful how he and Sharon loved my brother and love you and praying for Sharon and family
Billy and his wife always treated me as a family member. I enjoyed playing hand and foot card games with him and his wife. His cousin, Carl, and I had several fun vacations with them. I will remember his terrific sense of humor and more importantly the love for his family. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
I'm so very sorry for your lost my God be with you all.
Wish we could be there to say goodbye in person. We love and will miss Billy Wayne who finally has no more pain. Love to Sharon and the rest of his family.
Billy was my cousin but more like a brother. He was a gentle person of quiet integrity, generous, trustworthy, cheerful and always ready to share laughter.
Praying for the family. We will miss you dearly Billy!
Rest in peace