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 was 11:00 a.m, Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ken Overturf, officiating. Interment followed in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Bill's pallbearers were 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 was at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
You may leave words of remembrance for Bill's family and view the video tribute to his life by visiting:www.heritagememorialfh.com.