SSG William Arnold Brigance, 70, of Booneville, Arkansas died December 11, 2008. He was retired from the United States Marine Corps as a Staff Sergeant and later served ten years in the Army National Guard and was a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his mother, Viva Brigance.
Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2008 at Taylor Cemetery in the Tate Community under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service.
Arnold is survived by his wife of forty-eight years, Linda Brigance of the home; his father, Willie Brigance and wife Katy of the Tate Community; two daughters and spouses, Sherry and husband David Dickason of Booneville, Priscilla and husband Brian Tuttle of Booneville; four grandsons and spouses, Anthony and wife Heather Dickason of Fort Smith, Evan and wife Tammie Dickason of Booneville, PFC William Barry and wife Cassey Witt of Beaufort, SC, Cory Witt of Booneville; two granddaughters, Ilena Dickason and Madison Dickason; two sisters, Lenora and husband Dale Caldwell of Havana, and Shaney and husband Kenny Watts of Waldron; two brothers, Jay and wife LouElla Brigance of Waldron, Gene and wife Laura Brigance of Booneville; numerous other family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Dempsey, Billy Bob Cauthron and Bub Curry.