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Willard Leslie Hadley

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Willard "Bill" L. Hadley, 73, peacefully passed away March 18th, 2019 at his home in North Little Rock after fighting various health issues for 20+ years. He was born October 14, 1945 in St. Joseph, Mo. to Norman Lee Hadley and Norma E. Hadley. Bill was a beloved husband and best friend to Judy Hadley for 53 years. Devoted and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to all who knew him. Formally served in the United States Air Force. He later owned and operated H&H Home Repair alongside his son, Steve. For the past 16 years he has been a loved employee of Dow Building Services. Bill loved and enjoyed working with his hands especially passionate about making and repairing things for people including handmade pens he personalized for each friend. Ordained a deacon 35 years ago, and an active member of Sylvan Hills First Baptist Church where he loved singing in the choir. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Ronald Hadley; sister, Deanna Klein. He leaves to cherish his memories with his wife Judy Hadley; sisters, Dixie Quinn and Bonita White; sister-in-law, Gail Hadley and Ann Hadley; son, Steven Hadley and wife Alexandra Hadley (Buena Vista, Ga.); daughter, Melissa Hadley (Jacksonville, Ark.); five grandchildren, Jennifer Taylor, Steffanie Hadley, Cody Holt, Thomas Hadley, Cortney Hafer; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Sylvan Hills First Baptist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Rest Hills Memorial Park. You may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/owens. 2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Published March 20, 2019