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Billy Joe Stringfellow

Billy Joe Stringfellow

Billy Joe Stringfellow, 81, left this life on July 1, 2011, at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House after a courageous battle with Alzheimers, Dementia and Parkinsons disease. He had a love for antique tractors and equipment, and spent many hours tinkering with them. He and his family spent many summers on Lake Ouachita at Navy Landing and at his home away from home in Pangburn. He loved music and would entertain everyone with his rendition of Hank Williams and Johnny Cash hits. Bill was a gifted story teller and spent many hours outside gathered around friends and family smoking his pipe and spinning yarns. He had several nicknames such as ornery, string bean, and chicken plucker.

He was born on July 28, 1929, to David Frank Stringfellow and Dora Etta (Vardell) Stringfellow. Born in Gravel Hill, he was the youngest of ten children. He retired from Central Transport in 1994 after a lifelong career as a truck driver. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1947-50. He married the love of his life, Dorothy Sherron DuVall, on February 18, 1950, and enjoyed 50 wonderful years of marriage before her death in 2000. They were blessed with four children: Vicki Lorraine Stringfellow, Deborah Sharon Joe Lennox and husband Michael, Billy Ray Stringfellow and wife Barbre Ann, and Carol Denise Waddle and husband Anthony. He is survived by his four children, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three sisters.

The family requests that donations be sent to the Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House, 23157 I-30, Bryant, AR 72022. The family would like to thank the hospice staff for their exceptional care and devotion to their father during his last days.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Ruebel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Hurricane Lake Baptist Church in Bryant. Burial will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Park.

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"Rest In Peace was a long hard battle...I will long remember your stories and the memories of your friendship. Love and Hugs to the family...he will be missed."
Cindy Crowson | Cotter, AR |

"I enjoyed Mr. Bill and his stories,,I loved him and his wife Dorothy.....I will miss visiting with him....God bless all his thoughts and prayers are with each of you...."
sharlotte johnson | benton, AR |

"So very sorry for your loss. Bill was a fine person and we are thankful for him. God bless each of you and guide you through this sad time.

Love & prayers,
Pat & Becky"

Rebecca & Pat Ponder | Austin,, TX |

"I have many fond memories of Bill, especially from my childhood. My sincere condolences to all of his family. Robert."
Robert C Redus | Richardson, Texas |

"I am very sorry for your loss. Just know that God will bring you thru this sadness,"
Winona Skinner | Little Rock, AR |

"Sorry for you loss.I would love to attend the services because its always nice visiting with family members especially at time of loss.I am currently serving Military as i have now for 28 years and am being deployed to canada tomorrow so i wont be able to make it. You never know when your time will be but all will go sometime.You and your family are in our prayers. God Bless"

"Deborah, I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and your family. "
Stefanie Bittel | Siloam Springs, AR |

"Deborah, I am sorry to hear about your father. I am thinking of you and your family at this time.

Oma Eddings | Springdale, AR |

"Deborah and family,
Words cannot express my condolences enough but just knowing people are thinking of you will help. My thoughts and prayers are with you. "

Rhonda Neil | Springdale , AR |

"This is a time to celebrate the homegoing of Billy Joe Stringfellow; he's no longer suffering from sickness, but has a renewed spirit in Jesus Christ! May God bless his family during this time of bereavement and that Mr. Stringfellow's memory will linger forever."
Este A. Frazier | Little Rock, AR |

"The staff of Saline Memorial Hospice extends our condolences with the loss of Mr. Stringfellow. Thank you for gracing us with his presence. May your memories and love give your family peace for today and strength for your tomorrows."
Saline Memorial Hospice | Bryant, AR |

"I'm so sorry to learn about Bill's passing away. I enjoyed working with him and knowing him for many years. It was a blessing to know him."
Eugene (Gene) Stokes | sherwood, AR |

We are praying for you and your family!! We love you all!
Bret, Stella, Braxton and Branton Prather"

Stella Prather | Bryant, AR |

"Dear Family,
I know this is a very difficult time for you. Just know that God is in control and now your father is no longer is pain or any other type of suffering. Carol is a good friend, and former co-worker, and I will be praying for her and the entire Stringfellow family.

God bless you today and always,
Cassandra Gilbert"

Cassandra Gilbert | Little Rock, AR |

"Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss."
John Spray, DDS | Little Rock, AR |

"Please accept my condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


"We send our condolences at this time of loss of your loved one. Our hearts are with you now and always. Tom & Maria"
Tom & Maria Hickman | Hindsville, AR |

"We are thinking about you at this difficult time and sending deepest regrets for your loss. "
Dick Snow | Springdale, AR |

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know.

Karen Light | Little Rock, AR |

"Vicki my prayers are with you and your family. I'm glad your dad lived a full life. I know you guys will miss him, but he's not in pain anymore."
Barbara Williams | Little Rock, AR |

"Billy and Barb, love to you both. I am continuing to pray for you and your family. Memories of your Dad will live with you and your loved ones. Generations continue to tell the good stories of our loved ones who have passed on."
Mary Harrison | Alexander, AR |

"Please accept my sympathy for your loss. Your family and friends will be in my thoughts."
Sarah Harvey | Conway, AR |

We are so sorry to hear about your dad, I know he will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you and your family."

Bill and Linda dame | 1805 Abbey Lane Benton,Ar, AR |


You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please call on me if there is anything I can do for you and your family."

Ty Keller | Little Rock, AR |

"Vicki, Debbie and the rest of the family - I was so sorry to read of your father's passing. I went to school with you girls at Bryant. You'll all be in our thoughts and prayers"
Bobby and Debbie (Finch) Sikes | Bryant, AR |

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