Billy Dewayne Hetler

Monday, February 13, 2017

Billy Dewayne Hetler, 74, of Leachville, passed from this life Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born Aug. 29, 1942, in Leachville to the late Willie and Seveda Roberts Hetler, he was raised in the Delfore community and attended Childress High School. Billy was a lifelong Leachville area resident and was retired from Magnatek/Universal Manufacturing in Blytheville. He had served many years on the Leachville City Council, was a member of the Monette Masonic Lodge #558, and the Leachville Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Maynard, and his daughter, Daryla Hetler.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Darlene Blocker Hetler of Leachville; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Janiece Hetler of Jonesboro; a brother, Rodney Dale Hetler of Leachville; three sisters, Shirley Ray of Dyersburg, Tenn., Paulette Stewart of Leachville and

Sandra Kay Busby of Titusville, Fla.; two granddaughters, Chandra Tanner and Laci Hutchison; and five great-grandchildren, Zane Tanner, Autumn Tanner, Drake Tanner, Wyatt Hutchison and Lily Hutchison.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Mr. Raymond Lasley officiating. Burial will follow in Leachville Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors Monday evening from 6-8 at the funeral home. Pallbearers include Mark Johnson, Ervin Sexton, Bear Harrell, Lester Mullins, Colin Miller and Ed Young.

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