Obituary- William Junior Shores (1966-2019)

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William Junior Shores, better known as Billy, passed from this life, Friday, December 20, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. Billy was born September 24, 1966, to Harold Junior Shores and Shirley Marie (Mahurin) Shores in Waldron, Arkansas. He was 53 years old.

Billy was a country boy at heart. He enjoyed anything outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Billy was always up for a ride in the country just hanging out, listening to music and making life happy. He looked forward to spending time with his family. He treasured the grandchildren and making forever memories with them.

Billy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 8 years, Connie Taylor Shores, and his children: Justin Shores of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, step daughter, Chaynee Malone of Ft. Smith, Arkansas and two step sons, Kasey Rutledge and JT Rutledge both of Boles, Arkansas. Billy is also survived by his mother, Shirley Shores of Waldron, Arkansas and one sister, Tammy Gates and husband Brian of Winfield, Arkansas. Popeye will forever be remembered by his 10 grandchildren. Billy will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, cousins, friends and loved ones.

Billy was preceded in death by his father, Junior Shores.

Billy’s life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 27, 2019, at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Joe Cogburn officiating. Interment will follow in the Friendship Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Billy’s pallbearers will be Kasey Rutledge, JT Rutledge, Daniel White, Randy Bossert, Matthew Shores and Billy Wallace.

Billy’s visitation will be Friday, December 27, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Tammy Moore Teague

Tammy Moore 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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