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William "Bill" August Neumeier Jr.

December 7, 1963November 19, 2018
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William “Bill” August Neumeier, Jr. 54 of Fort Smith passed away November 19, 2018. He was born December 7, 1963 in Fort Smith to William “Bill” and Jo Ann “Jody” Neumeier. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. After graduating from Subiaco Academy in 1982, he attended the College of the Ozarks. He was the owner and operator of Neumeier’s Rib Room and Papa’s Pub and Pizzeria. He was a passionate supporter and organizer for the Riverfront Blue’s Festival and the Peacemaker’s Festival. He was a big supporter of revitalization of downtown Fort Smith. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Harry and Hilda Neumeier, his maternal grandmother Louise Angeletti and his sister Rose Therese Neumeier.

Bill’s Rosary will be said at 10:00 AM Friday, November 23, 2018 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, immediately followed by the Funeral Mass. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary.

Bill is survived by his parents William “Bill” and Jo Ann “Jody” Neumeier of Ft. Smith, his sister Lisa Neumeier Bobel Hearn and her husband Tim of Ft. Smith, his brothers, Joseph Neumeier and his wife Linda of Ft. Smith and Chris Cochran and his wife Amy of Haslett, TX. Bill is also survived by his niece Callie Neumeier Ingram and three nephews; Benjamin Neumeier, Andrew Bobel and Hunter Bobel.

Pallbearers will be Randy Reith, Tim Chapman, Brett Avlos, Leroy Stephens, Mike Abshere, and Todd Clemings. Honorary pallbearers will be all of his friends from Papa’s Pub and the Rib Room.

Memorials may be sent to St. Boniface Catholic School in c/o “Rooted in Faith” 201 North 19th Street, Ft. Smith, AR 72901.

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Services

  • Rosary Friday, November 23, 2018
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William "Bill" August Neumeier Jr.

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Bill Huskison

November 25, 2018

Bill and Jodi and family,

So sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Z N

November 22, 2018

May God's loving kindness and comfort help you and your family during this time of sorrow (2 Corinthians 1:3,4).

R J Walters

November 22, 2018

This is sad news that comes to me here in Thailand. Bill will be missed . . . .

Carolyn Tate

November 21, 2018

Bill, you have left earth, but your imprint will be with all of those who crossed your path forever. I loved doing some music and art things with you...you were always so supportive of the music community and art. I met you so long ago when we did a Business After Hours together. You planted trees between your Coney Island and AFMC and gave us trees to look out for those lucky enough to face the garden you grew. You grew so many gardens in so many ways. I love you and wish you had realized how valued you were. I believe you know that now. Peace be with your spirit and the hearts of all who are mourning your loss and who will always miss you. God bless.

John Gallagher

November 21, 2018

Bill was one of the kindest people I've ever known. A true gentleman who dearly loved Ft. Smith, and it's people. A great guy who will be missed. Prayers to his family. RIP, Bill! Peace, Love & Music!

Tan Dai

November 21, 2018

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Bill. He will be truly missed and we will include him in our daily prayers. Condolences from our family.

Jon Intres

November 21, 2018

Bill was one of the kindest souls I have ever had the sincerest pleasure of knowing. He was hands down, the most awesome boss you could work for.
My heart was devastated by the news of his passing, but then warmed and comforted by all the lovely memories he has left for all of us. I know this town will never forget Bill, and I certainly will never forget this great man.

Peace, Love, Music.

Jon Intres

November 21, 2018

Bill, was one of the kindest souls I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. My heart was broken from the news of his passing, but has been comforted by the memorys he has left me. He will never be forgotten by this town, and certainly never by me.

Peace, Love, Music.

Gary Hosman

November 21, 2018

Does Ft. Smith have a venue large enough to hold all the folks Bill touched? He was a pioneer, visionary and Ft. Smith 's downtown will never be the same. My Heartfelt condolences to Bill's family. I will miss him.

Gary Hosman

Randall Brock

November 21, 2018

Deepest condolences to your family from our family. Sir Bill was an iconic fixture in our city and will be greatly missed. We thank him for all the hard work that he set forth, and the city will always be indebted to Bill. As a representative of Blue Ribbon Auto Group, over here in Sallisaw, we thank him for the patronage of vehicle purchases as well! Rest easy now Bill!