Billy Wayne Teague
Billy Wayne Teague went to join Jesus on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at the age of 85 years, 5 months and 6 days. Billy Wayne was born Monday, April 8, 1935, to Albert James and Mildred Christina Teague in the community of Shady Grove Arkansas. Bill Teague was a lifelong resident of Trumann. Bill and Mary made so many friends that became like family, while working at their grocery store, Bill Teague’s Market. The grocery store was a staple of the Trumann landscape for many years. He would serve up his world-famous barbeque family pack with a smile and story. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he worshiped alongside his wife, family and friends for many years. Billy was a community helper, if someone was in need, he would give them groceries, so they did not go hungry. If there was a need in the community, he filled it. Many times, that need was filled by him serving up that world-famous barbeque. He was an active member of the Lions Club helping people all across the country to see better. Billy Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Mary Teague; grandson Heath Wilson; great-grandson Triston Bradway; two sisters, Lorene Lansdell and Evelyn Penter; as well as two nephews, Dennis Penter and Keith Lansdell.
Billy Wayne is survived by his two daughters, Dena Lynn Bradway and Michelle Eloise Lamm; three grandsons, Jerry Lee Bradway, Daniel Lee Bradway, Alec Wilson, and a granddaughter Holly Ann Richmond; 10 great-grandchildren, Annabelle Wilson, Averie Wilson, Meghan Bradway, Michael Montgomery, Jessie Bradway, Conner Bradway, Jaxon Bradway, Lynnox Bradway, Stryker Richmond and Nova Richmond; three great-great-grandsons, Aiden Bryant, Sawyer Bryant and Bryson Montgomery; three sisters, Gladys Smithson, Carol (Frankie) Montgomery, Kay Jenkerson; one brother, Albert (Frances) Teague Jr; four nieces, Barbara Hobbs, Debby Collom Donna Walker and Danielle Jenkerson; three nephews, Rodney Teague, Jeff Teague and Randal Montgomery. He leaves behind a host of great nieces and nephews as well as many other family and friends. He will be missed by all.
A Celebration of Life was Saturday, Sept. 19, with Reverend John Maley officiating. Burial was private. In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing was required along with face masks and the signing of a COVID-19 form.
In lieu of flowers please make lasting memorials to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 575, Trumann or Trumann Lion Club. An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.