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Obituary – Billy Melburn Tull (1944-2023)


Billy Melburn Tull of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, July 20, 2023 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas with loved ones by his side. Billy was born January 19, 1944 to William W. Tull and Retha (Whitmore) Tull in Cauthron, Arkansas. He was 79 years old. First and foremost Billy loved the Lord. He was a long-time member of Hon Baptist Church. 

Billy was an over the road truck driver for many years. He worked for Whirlpool, Waldron Furniture, Tyson Foods and Weightech. Billy was married to the love of his life, Virginia for 33 blessed years. Billy loved the life they had created together. They worked side by side in everything from building flower beds and gardens to traveling and beyond. He loved feeding his fish in the pond and sitting on the deck with his little dog “Buckshot”.  One of his biggest thrills was deer hunting and telling stories with his buddies. Billy’s friends were like family to him. He could strike up a conversation with anyone who would soon become a friend. He loved to talk truck driving and hunting. Billy especially loved getting to go eat catfish and laughing with friends. Of course, one of Billy’s biggest passions was finding a good place to eat…Now that’s a truck driver for ya!! 

Billy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Virginia of the home, his son: Darren Tull and wife Kathy of Hon, Arkansas and three step children that loved him dearly. Papa Bill will forever remain in the hearts of a host of grandchildren great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Billy will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including many extended family members, neighbors, friends and loved ones.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents, brother Rab Tull, and sisters Shirley Taylor and Betty Carter.

Billy’s life celebration will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 24, 2023 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Interment will follow in the Centerpoint Cemetery near Waldron.

Billy’s pallbearers  will be Hunter Nevills, Caleb Free, Dennis McDonald, David Jent, Charlie Abbott and Todd Abbott. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Tull and Kenneth Floyd.

Billy’s visitation will be Sunday, July 23, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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