Young’s Funeral Directors

508 Champagnolle, El Dorado, AR


William "Bill" B. Lines

July 30, 1929May 17, 2020

William Bert (Bill) Lines was born on July 30, 1929, in Stuttgart, Arkansas, to Robert I. and Gertrude Gaines Lines. He graduated from Lewisville High School in 1947 where he also attained the level of Eagle Scout. Bill served as a Corporal in the U. S. Army stationed in post-World War II Germany rebuilding the country’s infrastructure by engineering bridges. After returning to civilian life, he attended the University of Arkansas graduating in 1956 with a Masters of Science in Geology. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. In 1957, Bill moved to El Dorado and began his career with Alice-Sidney Oil Company working there until his retirement in 1997. He also established Bileta Corporation in 1997 and served as its president until his death. Bill was a leader in both his professional and personal communities. In 1977, he was appointed by Governor David Pryor to serve on the Arkansas Oil and Gas Museum board. He served on the board of the El Dorado Golf and Country Club. He was President of the South Arkansas Razorback Club. He held professional memberships in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Shreveport Geological Society. He served on the vestry of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Bill was honored in 2005 as the Man of the Year by Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority for his long time support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital . Preceding him in death are his wife of 33 years, Doris Oleta West Lines and three sons; John Futrell Lines, James D. (Jimmy) White, and Robert Clinton (Bobby) Lines. Bill is survived by three children; Lark White Tommey (Robert) of El Dorado, Connie White Lester (Monty) of Collierville, Tennessee, and Christopher Lines of Baltimore, Maryland. He leaves behind ten grandchildren; Sam Lines (Jenny), Ashley Unger Menendez (Chris), Justin Lines, Jennifer Tommey Zoellner, Adriana Unger Stacey (Heath), Lorrie White Ziegler (David), John Unger (Kelly), Rebekah Ankney (Mat), Craig Tommey (Carri), and Tyler Lester. Bill also leaves behind 20 beloved great grandchildren. A private graveside service with family will be held on Thursday, May 21st at Arlington Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home directors. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 512 Champagnolle, El Dorado, Arkansas. Bill loved duck hunting and playing golf with his grandsons and friends. But his abiding passion was cheering on his Arkansas Razorbacks by calling those Hogs! A true man of faith, Bill was a saint in the flesh, and our family was his mission. He never let a day go by without letting us know how much he loved each of us, and for that we are eternally grateful.


  • In keeping with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations regarding public gatherings there will be no public visitation or services at this time. Floral offering should be delivered by Wednesday, May 20, 2020 to Young's.


William "Bill" B. Lines

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Bill Benson

May 24, 2020

To all Bill's extended family, I am so sorry for your loss. Bobby and I were great friends as kids and I remember Bill had to bail us out of trouble more than a few times! I know you couldn't meet a kinder, more respected gentleman than Bill. He was as genuine as they come and will be greatly missed...

James & Betty Hall

May 21, 2020

Our prayers are with Bill’s family as they say goodbye . It was my privilege to work with Bill at Alice Sidney Oil and for his friendship.

J. Parks Hammond

May 21, 2020

'Bill' was one of the leaders of the Bucket Ballers at El Dorado Golf and Country Club, I will miss him and our fellowship in the sport we loved to play.

Allen Brown

May 20, 2020

We are sorry for your lost. Our hearts and prayers are with your family.
The Allen Brown Family

Debbie Sutherlin

May 20, 2020

Our family is so thankful to have loved and been loved by Bill. The memories are priceless. Our heart’s are with all of you.
The Doug Sutherlin Family

David Alphin

May 19, 2020

So sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. I got to know him through many afternoons of coffee at Bell Pharmacy & LaBella’s, also following the Razorbacks...!!
Rest In Peace,
David Alphin
Fayetteville, AR


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