Billy Dale Eddings January 21, 1946 ~ October 5, 2013

Billy Dale Eddings, 67, of Sunset passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Sunset.  He was born January 21, 1946 in Harrison, Arkansas the son of Chester Solomon and Valley Lorene Martin Eddings.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather; loved to coon hunt and won the World Champion Coon Hunt in 1976.

Preceded in death by his parents, brother, Coy Eddings and wife, Penny; sister, Loretta Sisco.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Miller Eddings of the home; his children, Marla Shepherd and husband, Rick; Travis Eddings and wife, Anitra and Kelly Butler and fiancée Rick Jensen all of Sunset; 1~brother, Roy Eddings and wife, Gladys of Saint Joe, AR; 4~sisters, Coeta Hensley and husband, Steve and Elvida Lowery and husband, Ron all of Valley Springs, AR; LeVeta Snyder and husband, Buddy and Almeda Harris and husband, Johnny all of Eros, AR; 1~brother-in-law, Clifford Sisco of Western Grove, AR; 7~grandchildren, Jeremy Shepherd, Dalton Shepherd and wife, Tara, Taylor Shepherd, Hunter Eddings, Weldon Eddings, Austin Butler, Aubrey Butler; 3~great-grandchildren, Westyn Shepherd, Julian Shepherd and Raleigh Shepherd.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday at Crystal Hills Family Fellowship in Elkins with Pastor Jasper Hankins and Gabe Hensley officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5~7 PM Monday at Beard’s Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville.







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    Fuzzy & Buddy » 06. Oct, 2013

    Always in my heart and my fondest memories… We will miss you

    Wes Sisco family » 06. Oct, 2013

    Judy, Marla, Travis & Kelly,

    So sorry to hear about Billy Dale. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all.

    Wes, Melissa, Tyler, Emma & Abbi Sisco

    Bob Osburn » 06. Oct, 2013

    Sorry for your lose, Bill was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Jane Gallenbach » 06. Oct, 2013

    My family and I feel so blessed to have crossed our life paths with Mr Bill. He was one of those special people that touch your life in a special way. We all look forward to our trips up there and we always have to stop and visit Mr Bill as my grandkids call him. They think he is a pretty “cool dude”. I know heaven is a little more interesting now that he is there telling his stories as no one else can. We will surely miss his wit and all of his years of experience and information. Tell them up there a bear story for me “Mr Bill”

    Jane Gallenbach » 06. Oct, 2013

    It has been a pleasure and honor for me and my whole family to become friends and neighbors with “Mr Bill and Mrs Judy”. Mr Bill touched my families live in a very special way. His wit and humor and gift of telling a story is a special blessing to those that had the opportunity to experience it. “Mr Bill ” as my grand kids call him, thought he was a “cool dude”. They always looked forward to visiting when we are there. He will be sorely missed but I know heaven is a little more exciting with “Mr Bill” gathered round spinning a yarn. Tell a bear story for me Bill. Gods speed.

    Randy & Linda Bradley » 07. Oct, 2013

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    Jim & Tracy Morris » 07. Oct, 2013

    Words cannot express the heartache we feel. Billy Dale’s passing will leave such a void. Even though the conversations were getting shorter and shorter, the phone calls will be sorely missed. Many many thoughts and prayers for precious Judy and all the kids. I know that you will all miss him so so much, but he’s walking taller, standing straighter and breathing deep breaths of heavenly air. Gob bless you all!!! We love you!!!!

    Pat and Dan Krotzer » 07. Oct, 2013

    Dear Judy and Family, we are saddened and sorry for your loss of Bill. We could tell from our first meeting that he enjoyed life and his family. You are fortunate to have each other and caring neighbors during this time of sadness and if there is something we can do to help lift the burden of your loss please let us know. We didn’t get the opportunity to know him very long, and will always be grateful for the time that his life here enriched ours.

    May God bless you and your family during this time and always.

    Pat and Dan Krotzer

    Lincare » 07. Oct, 2013

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We’re so sorry for your loss
    Roger, Deanne, Cathy

    Patrick, Bart and Jack (Lee and Jason's family) » 07. Oct, 2013

    Bill was so kind to share his land and hunting knowledge with us. He will be missed but his love of nature and hunting will always be remembered. Patrick, Bart and Jack



    Debbie & Gerald Miller » 07. Oct, 2013

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely, Debbie & Gerald

    Name » 07. Oct, 2013

    Judy I am so sorry for your loss I would truly love to be with you for the service but I have already made other commitments .Please accept my apologies and know that I love you and your family
    Love and prayer
    Austina Glen and family

    Pat & Mike Cooper » 08. Oct, 2013

    With our deepest sympathies and prayers to the family. Mr. Eddings has heled me through the years and he will be missed. God Bless you,
    Pat, Mike, Hunter & Sara Cooper, Winfrey Valley Road.

    Carol Gaither » 08. Oct, 2013

    I was so glad to see the stick of wood and Bill’s knife with him last night. He dearly loved to whittle. I know him and daddy are sitting under a tree somewhere catching up. I miss daddy so much and I know how you feel. There is a song by Guy Penrod that is called “Knowing What I Know About Heaven” I have to listen to that song everyday. Listen to it someday. God is so good and I know that heaven just got sweeter for all of us. I love all you guys and hope we can do some fun things together soon. Love you all and so sorry for your loss. Carol and family.

    Dale Riggins » 08. Oct, 2013

    Sorry, I didn’t hear about your loss until today. I can relate to how you feel, I lost my dad 2 years ago after a month of fighting cancer. There are no words that can express the sorrow you and your family are going through at this time. The only thing I can say is that family will need your leadership and support in the next few years. And if you ever need anyone to talk to, or anything you need help with, you can always call me anytime.

    Alot of the guys here on the department are thinking of you and your family today

    Dale Riggins