of Batesville, AR
October 16, 1938 - September 5, 2023
Bill R. Hughes, at age 84 of Batesville Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday September 5, 2023 at CHI St. Vincent Hospital North in Sherwood AR.He was born on October 16, 1938 in Bethesda, Arkansas to W.S. Hughes and Effie Amberzette Hughes.Bill was a Godly man, a member of Central Avenue United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school and was involved with the Methodist Men's Club. He was selfless and brilliant minded.Bill graduated from Batesville High School, attended the University of Arkansas and graduated from Arkansas State University.Early in his career, he taught U.S. History at Batesville High School.The past 40 years of his career were spent in senior management with U.S. Lime & Minerals, where he had continued to serve on the Board of Directors.Survivors include his wife, Sandra Nash Hughes of 66 years; his son, William Boyce Hughes and wife Debra Hughes of Germantown, TN; one brother, Bob J. Hughes and wife Carolyn Hughes of Desha, AR; one grandson, David Justus Hughes and wife Natalie Hughes of Collierville, TN; two great-grandchildren, Dawson and Maddie Hughes; one niece, Jessica Hess; and one grandniece, Annabelle Cooley.Bill was preceded in death by his parents.Pallbearers are James Boothby, Chris Pool, Eric Hogan, Brad Rogers, Buddy Carlile and Lannie Barber. Honorary Pallbearers will be Fred Wann, Charles Barnett and Jim Longenbach.Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 PM, September 11, 2023 at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home with Rev. Jesse James officiating and burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.Memorials can be made in his honor to "Old Independence Regional Museum" located at 380 S. 9th Street, Batesville AR 72501 or Central Avenue United Methodist Church, 1205 N. Central Avenue, Batesville AR 72501.
Mrs. Hughes, I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how sorry I was to hear of your husbands passing. I have so many fond memories of you. And I STILL have the milk churn you painted for me of the Siamese cat, in my home. I see it every day. Itâ€™s in perfect condition! Sending loving thoughts to you,Mandy Allen
Sandra, Iâ€™m so sorry to hear about Billy. I think of you often and reminisce about all the good times we had together. We all had so much fun! Hope to talk to you soon! All my love and prayers, Jimmy and Shirley Vest Wilson
I had the privilege to get to know Bill through my association with USLM. He had a passion for this business and was quick to share his knowledge and wisdom to me as I learned the basics. He seemed to have a real teacherâ€™s heart. Always a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. My deepest sympathy to the family on your loss.
So very sorry Billy. My condolences to all the family.
We are sorry for your loss.
Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Sandra and Hughes family, we send our heartfelt condolences. Billâ€™s passing is shocking and we canâ€™t imagine your life without him. He truly was a gentleman and an asset to humankind.
I also enjoyed working with you for forty years. You helped me a lot in our business. May God bless you and your family.
Sandra, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sandra, my thoughts and Prayers are with you during this terrible time. I understand the loss....as you know. May Our Loving Heavenly Father Hold and Comfort you, Billy Boyce and the family. Much Love, Linda
So thankful for your friendship with Mom, Dad, and me! Always fun and a pure joy to be around! Prayers for strength, comfort, and peace in this time.
What a privilege to have known Bill and his wife Sandra. Prayers for Peace and Comfort for this precious family.
Sandra our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We trust that the good memories of Bill will comfort you in the days ahead. Charles and Anne
Prayers, Sandra for you and Billy. I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was one of my favorite teachers, compassionate, insightful, and engaged with his students.
We lift the entire Hughes family up in prayer. God Bless.
Mr.Billyâ€™ R.Hughes was a very good man,very good.
God Bless the family with peace and comfort! My memories with Billy Rae goes clear back to our youth! We used to play in the yard on vacations! Thank you for sending this info! Loves to the family!!!!!
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers from all Bob Hamilton's family here in Michigan.
So very sorry for your loss. Many prayers.
So sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Praying the Lord will give you comfort and strength during this difficult time.
My prayers for you in this time of loss. I have very fond memories of all of you and wish you peace and comfort.
So sad to hear about Bill's passing, WE worked together for 35 years it was a great relationship, Regret we aren't able to attend the funeral. Will be praying for you and Billy.
In my prayers
Sandra my heart is breaking for you, Billy, and the family. Bill was a wonderful person and neighbor. You know I am only a phone call away. Please don't hesitate to call if you need me anything or to talk. My love, prayers, and sympathy to all of you.
My Condolences to the family so sorry for your loss, prayers for peace and comfort today and the days to followðŸ™
I had the great pleasure of serving on the U.S. Lime and Minerals Board with Bill who was an extraordinary gentleman and professional. His humor, insight, and camaraderie will truly be missed. I'm so blessed to have known him. Sending prayers and healing wishes to you all.
My precious Sandra, please know how much we treasure our memories of you and Bill. Love you so much and we will pray for you and your family, asking for strength and comfort. Our loved ones can be taken, but our memories are ours to keep. Love you, Bill and Marylynn.
So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Thinking of all of you and wishing strength and comfort . Please let us know if there's anything we can do. God bless
Sandra, Please know that we are with you in prayer during this time. Bill was one of my favorite people and someone I always looked up to and sought advice from as a teenager and young adult. He helped me with job applications and resumes on more than one occasion and was always a positive influence to me. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Sandra, we are so very saddened to hear of Bill's passing. I sure miss the good ol days and would give anything to have them back. He will truly be missed. All our love, hugs and prayers for you and the family.
We love you Uncle Bill. Our thoughts and prayers to my Aunt Sandra, Cousins Billy, Debbie and David and all our love to my dad, Bobby Hughes. Love, Jessica, Tye, Annabelle and Beau
Sandra and Billy so sorry to hear the loss of Bill he was such a great caring person i had Bill for a history school teacher worked with him at Arkansas Lime over forty years. You have my sympathy and prayers
I am so sorry to hear about Bill. Sandra and family you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray our Heavenly Father will hold you in His loving arms and give you strength, peace and comfort.