WILLIAM LYMAN ACUFF, SR. age 82, of Springdale, AR passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012 at his residence.
William was born January 17, 1930 to William Linzey Acuff and Easter Luvenia Acuff in Pyette, AR. He served in the U.S. Army. On Oct. 17, 1953 William would marry Ada Glennell Hayes who for 48 years would be his best friend and confidant. William was a loving father and avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, camping, and carpentry work and anything that allowed him to be outside. William was no stranger to work and worked at the Tyson Feed Mill where he retired. William loved nothing more than to spend time with his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ada; a son, Walter Lee Acuff; a daughter, Marlynn and her husband Floyd Kelly; 2 grandsons, Leonard Limond Kelly and James Robert Kelly; one granddaughter, JoeLynn Martin.
William is survived by his four children, Catherine Moore and husband Mike of Springdale, AR, Debra Law and husband Thomas of Cliffy, AR, William L. Acuff, JR. of Springdale, AR and Thomas Acuff and wife Mary of Cliffy, AR; 4 sisters, Luvenia Kiersey, Ethel Collins both of Springdale, AR, Evaline Long of Berryville, AR, and Theda May Harp of Green Forest, AR; 18 grandchildren; and 26 great grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be held 2:00pm on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Chapel in Springdale, AR with the Rev. TJ Mobbs officiating. Committal service to follow at the Oakland Cemetery in Fayetteville, AR.
Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00pm on Monday, September 17, 2012 at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Springdale, AR. Online guestbook at www.backstrom-pyeatte.com