William "Bill" E. LuttrellNovember 13, 1942 ~ May 9, 2017 (age 74)
***************************REMEMBER WHEN!there were no real and rods to fish with,we all used a cane pole or if we really got fancy we had a bamboo fishing pole.You always new when some one was fishing they would tie their poles to the door handles of their cars.And we didn't have bobbers,we had corks that were actually made out of cork,and if you were real poor you would tie a stick on your line.Hardly anybody had a boat,man that would have been high class.Ol the good old days.........................
William E. (Bill) Luttrell, passed away from this life on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was born on his homestead in Waldron, Arkansas on November 13, 1942. He was the son of the late Lela Rae Hines Luttrell and John Barkley Luttrell. He was a former Marine, former Chief of Police of Waldron, Justice of the Peace, Quorum Court member, and most recently, bus driver for the Waldron Public School System.
Bill loved his family, sitting outside listening to whippoorwills, thrift shopping, gardening, dancing, listening to music, serving his community, and model trains. When he was younger, he loved camping and traveling. He was an avid model train collector and was once featured on the local news. He was kind to all he met and had a heart for those less fortunate. He also loved driving his school bus route because he got to see all the children's smiling faces.
His mother passed away when he was very young and he was raised by his grandparents and his two special aunts, Barbara Huston and Betty Jo Lee. He liked to tell stories of his upbringing and always talked about how his life would have been vastly different without their influence in his life.
Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory his dear aunt Betty Jo Lee of Waldron, Arkansas, 3 children, his son, John Luttrell, and wife Tammie of Waldron Arkansas, son, Billy Dale Luttrell and wife Tracy of Waldron, Arkansas, and daughter Crystal Newman and husband Jamie of Waldron, Arkansas. Papa will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Laura Luttrell and children Jaselyn, Briar, and Hunter, Kyle Luttrell and wife Stephanie and son Ethan of Barling, Arkansas, Karie Luster and husband La'Tejas and children, LJ, William and D'Andre of Waldron, Arkansas, Jessica Irvin and husband, Blayne and children Ryleigh, Landon, Easton, and Grace of Greenwood, Arkansas, and Lane and Steven Newman of Waldron, Arkansas.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Lela Rae Luttrell, his father, John B. Luttrell, His late wife, Virginia (Jennie) Trapp his dear aunt Barbara Huston, and 3 grand children Lucinda, April, and Hannah.
Bill's life celebration will be 11:00 a.m, Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ken Overturf, officiating. Interment will follow in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Bill's pallbearers will be Randy Barnett, Jimmy Kelly, Walter Embrey, David Millard, Richard Lee, and Robert Huston. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Lee, Johnny Barnett, John David Barnett, Ronnie Eisenhower, James Forbes, Virgil Napier, and Gary Blythe.
Bill's visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
****************************************************GOOD MORNING MAYBERRY,Cool 46 degrees this morning,with the roosters crowing,supposed to get up to 72 today,with thunder storms on Wednesday.Twenty one moredays until Mothers Day and decoration day,only 5 more weeks until school is out.Boy is that grass growing,time to mow again.It's about barefoot weather again,when we were kids we went bare footed all summer,our feet were so tough we could kick rocks,now my feet is tender I have to tiptoe through the tulips.Since I lived by a creek,I went fishing a lot,it's a wonder I didn't get snake bit.Bull Creek was a snakey place anyway.I think I will have some eggs,bacon and hashbrowns this morning.I hope everybody has a wonderful Sunday,catch you on the flipflop,by by I gone........................