BILLY J STRACENER, 87, of Little Rock, passed away on July 13, 2019. He was born on March 12, 1932 in Guy, Ark., to John Ellis and Hester Stracener. Billy was proud of his military service, being a SSGT in the Army during the Korean War. He attended the University of the Ozarks on a football scholarship. Billy was a disk jockey and radio station manager. He loved animals and gardening, was an avid Razorback fan and enjoyed the accomplishments of his family. He is preceded in death by his wife of sixty three years, Margie; brother, Bentley Stracener; daughter, Debbie Stracener; and son-in-law, Wes Crittendon. Billy is survived by two sons, Perry Stracener (June) of Rogers and Mark Stracener (Susie) of North Little Rock; two daughters, Sharon Crittendon of Fort Smith and Leah Stracener (Scott Carter) of Conway; twelve grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Helen Dollar (Elvis) of Loraine, Ohio and Sandra Davis (Tim) of Ovieda, Fla. Visitation will be held from 9-10 a,m, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Roller-Owens Funeral Home, 5509 JFK, NLR, followed by the service at 10 a.m.. Entombment will follow at Rest Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Slot 661, Little Rock, Ark. 72202-3591. You may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/owens.
Published July 15, 2019