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Billy Wayne Teague
April 8, 1935 - September 14, 2020

Billy Wayne Teague went to join Jesus on Monday September 14th, 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 Arkansas. 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, one 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; ten great-grandchildren, Annabelle Wilson, Averie Wilson, Meghan Bradway, Michael Montgomery, Jessie Bradway, Conner Bradway, Jaxon Bradway, Lynnox Bradway, Stryker Richmond and Nova Richmond. is also survived by 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. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Trumann.  A Celebration of Life will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Maley and Jimmy Mead officiating.  Burial will be private.  In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing will be required along with face masks and the signing of a COVID-19 form will be require.          In lieu of flowers please make lasting memorials to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 575 Trumann, or Trumann Lion Club. Funeral service will be live streamed on facebook at 11:00 a.m.on Trumann First Baptist Church facebook page.       An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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September 19, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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Funeral Service

September 19, 2020
11:00 AM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Tabby Morphey, Sandwich Illinois says

    I have so many good memories of this man. He was very kind and helpful to everyone. We live in Illinois now but when we came back to Trumann for any reason we always stopped at his store to visit .The last time I was in Trumann his store was closed and I stopped and just looked at it . Really miss this man. He would pick us up and take us to his store so my mom could shop . Great times back in the 60's. So sorry for your loss and Trumann's loss . Tabby ( Hitchcock ) Morphey

  2. Kent Keith, Fayetteville, AR says

    There was never a time that I didn’t stop at the store when driving through Trumann. I’m 52 now and when in college my friends and I spent a lot of time helping Bill serve that famous BBQ. We did it for Judge Ryan events, people in need, Lions Club...you name it. Bill was generous to all that he knew. As young men, we never went hungry in Trumann and we never paid. Bill would not hear of us paying. He always wanted us to pull up a chair in the back and just talk. I think we all know that Bill served Jesus a little BBQ when he got there and told him a story like only Bill could do. He was one of my favorite people that I have ever met. I hope that many people can look back on his life and take a piece of his kindness and share it with others. Bill will be missed and God bless all of the family.

  3. Daniel (Holden) Huey, Trumann, AR says

    My most fond memory of Mr. Bill was when he gave me an extra dollar for bringing him some auto parts out to his truck. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  4. Larry & Tommie Holden, Trumann says

    We mourn the loss of a good friend, and he will be missed. The mark Bill made on our community will leave a lasting impact. His family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Debby (Penter) and Mike Collom, Bates I’ll, AR says

    Love you Uncle Bill.

  6. John Ear, Meridian, Idaho says

    I knew Bill for over sixty years. He was a good guy. I am very sorry for your loss.

  7. paul lambert, mt.sterling ky says

    he was a very fine man one of a kind always willing to help RIP my friend

  8. The Ealeys, Trumann says

    We are sorry to hear of Bills passing. His family will be in our prayers!

  9. Ken Allen, Batesville, Ar says

    Bill was a good friend to my family and will be missed.

  10. Mike Chaffin, Russellville, Ar says

    Prayers for the Teague family. Bill will certainly be missed around Trumann. A good man and friend!

  11. Shirley Mead, Jonesboro says

    so sorry.

  12. Lynn Osment, Trumann, AR says

    My thoughts and prayers with the Teague family.

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