William M. (“Bill”) Harrelson, Sr., 93, died July 3, 2018 in Spring Hill, Tenn.
He was born April 26, 1925 in Fordyce and was a graduate of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII as a B24 navigator. He served 25 years as Special Agent with the FBI, in the Springfield Ill., Milwaukee Wis., Washington D.C. Field Office, and Little Rock divisions. After retirement from the FBI, he taught at Henderson State University.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Meredith Reid Harrelson. He is survived by two sons, Hal Reid Harrelson (Susan) of Laurel, Md. and William Martin (“Marty”) Harrelson, Jr. (Cheri) of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., two daughters, Judy Harrelson Wayne (Robert) of Spring Hill, Tenn. and Mary J. Harrelson of Pasadena, Md.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Mary Rebecca Dallas (Ray), and four brothers, Otho Max Harrelson (Louise), Robert Troy Harrelson, Jr., Woodrow Wilson Harrelson (Agnes), and Frederick Gene Harrelson (Jeanette).
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with Bob Harrelson officiating.