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 Road
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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13 Condolence(s)
Amy Parker
LA Grange, IL
Saturday, January 14, 2023

So sorry for your family's loss. He will live in your hearts forever.

Ray Darnell
Little Rock, AR
Friday, January 13, 2023

Robyn and family. I'm so sorry for the pain your going through. Bill was such a good man & I always felt like his spirit and soul was completely at peace with who he was as a person. He always made me feel like family and I'll miss him.

Cindy Butler
Mabelvale, AR
Friday, January 13, 2023

Robyn and Ashley and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep y'all in prayer. God Bless.

Jim and Linda Acree
Alexander, AR
Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Robin and family: So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. He always had a smile on his face when he came in the store and was such a nice man!! Sending prayers and hugs to you!

Ralph Nelson
North Little Rock, AR
Monday, December 26, 2022

My sincere condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tommy wallace
Benton, AR
Monday, December 26, 2022

Bill and I worked atMontgomery ward at the same time , He was always a pleasant person to be around and was always helpful, He was a great man, and a wonderful family!!!!

Tonya and Lulu Knight
Sardis, AR
Monday, December 26, 2022

Prayers hugs and comfort love
Tonya and Lulu (service dog) Knight

Patsy Smith
Texarkana, AR
Monday, December 26, 2022

My heart breaks for my cousin Donna. May she find comfort and peace in the arms of Jesus to h lo her make it through this difficult time.

Lana Smith
Benton, AR
Monday, December 26, 2022

Rickey and I have fond memories of your Dad. He was a good man. Our hearts go out to you and we will keep you and the family in our prayers for peace and comfort.
Rickey and Lana Smith

Tracey Hill
Bauxite, AR
Monday, December 26, 2022

My condolences to your family, I am sorry for your loss.

Patty and Tom Patterson
The Colony, TX
Monday, December 26, 2022

Robyn, we're so very sorry to hear of the passing your dear father. Our thoughts and prayers are with and your family. You have the blessed assurance that you'll see him again soon.
Love and heart healing prayers to you. Patty

Kenny and Myrtle Hanks
Alexander, AR
Monday, December 26, 2022

Condolences and prayers for family and friends.

Eddie and Tammy Denney
Alexander, AR
Monday, December 19, 2022

Our sincere condolences to all of the family. Praying for all, but what a blessing to know that he is in glory with Jesus. Again we are so sorry for your hearts & your loss.