Obituary – Billy West McClendon (1936 – 2019)


Billy West McClendon of Waldron, Arkansas went to be
with his Lord and Savior, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 surrounded by his loving
family. Bill was born December 14, 1936 in Geraldine, Alabama to William A.
McClendon and Oval O. (West) McClendon. He was 82 years old. Bill was a
longtime member of Temple Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas.

Bill proudly served time in the
Army National Guard. He later went to work in the poultry industry and served
in many, different capacities before retiring from Tyson Foods as a member of
the management team. Bill enjoyed fishing, yard work and especially gardening.

Bill leaves behind to cherish his
memory, his loving wife of 33 years, Jackie of the home, three daughters:
Sherrie Pence of Crossville, Alabama, Robin Bankston of Albertville, Alabama
and Mitzi Hughes of Boaz, Alabama as well as two brothers: Ned McClendon and
Don McClendon both of Geraldine, Alabama. Granddaddy Bill will forever remain
in the hearts of his grandchildren: Josie Hughes and Tyler Bankston and wife
Jennifer along with three great grandchildren. Bill will be missed by all that
knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of nieces,
nephews, friends and neighbors.

Bill was preceded in death by his
parents, Amos and Oval McClendon.

Bill’s memorial life celebration
will be at 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral
Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Jack Smith officiating. Arrangements
and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and

Bill’s visitation will be Friday,
June 14, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral
Home Chapel.

Bill’s family would like to extend
a special thank you for your kindness, thoughtfulness and willingness to help
in such a difficult time to: David Chrisman, Tim & Stacy Cox, Verna Conway,
Rose Fosnaugh, Waldron Nursing Center and Mercy Hospice.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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