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Billy E. "Bill" Starkey

Conway, AR, 1925 - 2014

Billy E. "Bill" Starkey, 89 of Conway died Saturday, March 15, 2014. He was born March 3, 1925 in Conway to the late Samuel Q. and Lena Gertrude Langford Starkey. Mr. Starkey was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church where he was part of the Pathfinders Sunday School Class. He was a veteran of WWII of the United States Army serving in the 110th Infantry, Company C, and the Battle of the Bulge 3rd Army under General Patton. His unit was known as the "Bloody Bucket" Keystone Division. Bill was also active in the Conway Senior Citizens Center where he was part of the Conway Shaker's Beanbag Baseball and a member of the Faulkner County R.E.A.C.T. He was co-owner of Bob and Bill's Auto Service and later Starkey's Auto Clinic before retirement. He is preceded in death by wife, Betty Jean Kirby Starkey; parents; two sisters; and four brothers.
Survivors include two sons, Terry (Brenda) Starkey of Camden, Tim (Jackie) Starkey of Conway; daughter, Judith (Robert) Quinn of Conway; grandchildren, Teresa (J.D.) Munn of Austin, Texas, Charity (Ricardo) Estrada of Conway, Mandy (Chase) Hall of Damascus, Tim "T.E." (Erica) Starkey of Conway, Sarah (Michael) Sigler of Conway, Rob (Karrie) Quinn of Bentonville, Lindsey (Jeremy) Middleton of Conway; brother, Bobby J. Starkey of Conway; sister-in-law, Etoyle Mouser of Pine Bluff; brother-in-law, Edward Kirby of Little Rock; several nieces, nephews, other family and close friends.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the Antioch Baptist Church with visitation to begin one hour prior to service. Interment will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Conway Senior Citizen Center, P.O. Box 1429, Conway, Ark. 72033 or to the Antioch Baptist Church, 150 Amity Road, Conway, Ark. 72032. For online guestbook,

Published March 16, 2014

Roller-McNutt / Conway
8th and Vine, P.O. Box 249, Conway, AR
Phone: 501-374-2731