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William Wayne Wright

William “Bill” Wayne Wright, age 77, of Hatfield, Arkansas, died on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena, Arkansas. He was born on Tuesday, July 18, 1944, to Harold Wayne Wright and Mary Grapes Wright in Dalhart, Texas.

Bill was a hard-working man who made a living providing for his family in the HVAC business. He loved an honest day’s work and could often be found working on someone’s heating and air units when you couldn’t find him at home on the farm. His work brought him great joy as he was a sociable man who loved to help others while showing them the kindness of a true friend. Bill was passionate about his horses and loved his antique gun collection. He enjoyed listening to old country music and being a cowboy. Bill was proud of his business that he built as well as his own home. He served in the Air Force during Vietnam where he mastered the skill of being an aircraft mechanic. Bill loved his family and his friends and took great pride in being able to help them out in any way he could. To know Bill was to love him. Bill was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mary Wright; one brother, Randy Wright.

Bill is survived by his loving wife Glenda Wright of Hatfield; one stepson; three adopted daughters; one brother, Edward Wright and wife Nancy of Hatfield; two sisters, Jeannie Downs and husband Jay of Maryland, and Shirley Sanden and husband Bill of Colorado Springs; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A local memorial service will be held at the Hatfield Auditorium on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon, August 8, from 2-4 p.m. at Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service will be held on Monday, August 9, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas, under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

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