William "Bill" Homesley

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Oaklawn Cemetery
Sidney & Myers Street
Batesville, AR  72501
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New Life Baptist Church
10765 Samples Rd
Alexander, AR  72002
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of Benton, AR

May 19, 1940 - December 17, 2022

William "Bill" Homesley, 82, of Benton, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2022.

He was born May 19, 1940 in Batesville, Arkansas to William Oscar Homesley, Sr. and Irene M. Dugger Homesley.

Bill was member of New Life Baptist Church and also belonged to the Congo Masonic Lodge. He loved his family dearly and his dogs, Sierra and Ricco. Bill was a loving and kindhearted man with a gentle spirit; he was the ultimate people person and could talk to anyone. He worked as a Retail Manager for Montgomery Ward for 39 years. He loved music especially old country music and gospel. He was a musician himself and played the guitar, accordion and the harmonica, he also loved to sing Johnny Cash songs. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and woodworking; he often enjoyed his time spent at his cabin in Clinton.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Donna Wilhite Homesley of the home; son, William J. Homesley (Andrea) of Benton; four daughters, Rhonda Carnahan (Richard) of Bryant, Robyn Steppig (Brian) of Alexander, Renee Summerville (Russell) of Benton and Sally Parker (Mike) of Chicago, Illinois; brother, Robert Dwayne Homesley of Benton; nine grandchildren, Ashley Lawhon (Travis), Clayton Summerville, Dylan Summerville, Keeleigh Steele (Justin), Madyson Homesley, Conner Homesley, Adam Parker (Kali), Dan Parker and Jen Nelson and six great-grandchildren, Jackson, Jaycee, Stella, Emma, Wyatt, Lochlann and one additional on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Shane Hall and granddaughter, Jessica Hipps.

A private graveside will be held for the family, with Robert Homesley officiating.

There will be a memorial visitation beginning at 5:00pm with a memorial service starting at 6:00pm January 14, 2023 at the New Life Baptist Church in Alexander.

Memorials may be made in his honor to New Life Baptist Church, 10765 Samples Road, Alexander, AR 72002.

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