William H. "Bill" Austin, age 86 of Bentonville, AR departed this earth on July 26th in Fayetteville. He was born August 15th, 1923 in Pea Ridge, AR to the late Oscar Wallace and Marie Gadberry Austin. He was a graduate of Decatur High School, a veteran of the United State Army having served during WWII having served his country proudly by earning the Purple Heart. He was owner operator truck driver for Tri-State in Joplin, MO and also retired from Peterson Industries.
Survivors include his wife Pauline Austin of 40 years of Bentonville, a son Billy Austin and wife Donna of Gravette, a daughter Judy Vincent of Joplin, MO, a stepson Donny Duncan and wife Bobbi of Rogers, AR, stepdaughters Peggi Curtis of Sulphur Springs, AR, and Patti Livingston of Louisiana, a granddaughter Jana Green of Chicago, IL and a grandson Justin Green of Neosho, MO. He was a loving father to all the children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday July 29th at 10 AM at the First Christian Church in Gravette. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Gravette. Arrangements are under the care of Callison-Lough Funeral Home of Bentonville.