William W. “Bill” Mayer, of Bryant, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 16.
He was born Feb. 18, 1931, in Little Rock, to the late Fannie Williams and Henry Dawson Mayer. Bill was a member of the Bryant United Methodist Church. He graduated from Little Rock Senior High School in 1950 and was a proud member of “Wilson’s Tigers.” This group played football for Wilson Matthews and has stayed in close contact over the years. Bill served his country in the U.S. Air Force in Korea during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Bill was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He was employed at Reynolds Metals Co. as an analyst prior to his retirement. Bill was a man who loved with his whole heart.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, David Boswell Mayer.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Valine Boswell Mayer; his daughter, Laine Holleran and husband Mark; two beloved grandchildren, Matt and Annie; “brother-in-law-dear” Ted Boswell and sister-in-law Joyce and her brother, Waylon Sheffield.
Bill was dearly loved by nieces and nephews, Mike and Anne Boswell; Jeff and Laura Boswell; Ashley and Blair Van Dyne; Meredith Boswell and David Sloan; Britt and Amanda Boswell and children Camille, Marley, Logan, and Madelyn; Kyle Boswell and Jon Mourot; Blair and Lee Tompkins and children Caroline, Emma and Jackson.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at Ashby Funeral Home in Benton.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Bryant United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the historic Bryant Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mabel and Dean Boswell Sr. Prayer Garden at Bryant First United Methodist Church.
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