Bill Hefner

Oct 18th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Bill Hefner was born November 24, 1930, and went to be with the Lord on October 13, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Vela (Harrison) Hefner; brothers, Dueward, L.E. (Budge) and Vernice Hefner; infant son, Michael Hefner; son Gary Hefner; and great-grandson, Blake Kurck.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara (Quattlebaum) Hefner.  He is also survived by his daughter, Patti Mathis and her husband, Gary, and their family, his grandson, Aaron Mathis and his wife, Missy, great-grandchildren, Gage and Macey Mathis, his grandson, Jared Mathis, all of Beebe; his daughter-in-law, Debbie Hefner, and her family, his granddaughters, Shelly McIntyre, great-grandsons Chris McIntyre and Mikey Kurck, Nikki Rippy and her husband, Mark, and great-grandchildren Lilly and Ryan Rippy of Bald Knob; his brothers, Brewer Hefner (Billie Jo) of Searcy, Carthel Hefner of McCrory, Jerrell and Dale Hefner of Beebe; sisters Vernell Edwards and Mattie Ruth (Jim) Fisher, both of Beebe.

Bill was a teacher and administrator, retiring from Beebe Public Schools

He enjoyed the people he worked with, especially “his girls” at Beebe Primary School.  Through the years he touched many of his students’ lives in a special way.

He was a loyal Hog fan, and a true Badger.  Bill also enjoyed working with his cows on the farm.  He was a wonderful daddy and grandad, and we will miss him, but we are blessed with the love and memories he gave us.

Memorials may be made to the Antioch Community Church or The Beebe Public Education Foundation.

Family  received friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.  Funeral service was  2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at Antioch Community Church.