OBITUARY

BILL J. READ

April 17, 1925February 4, 2020
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Bill J. Read, 94, of North Little Rock passed away on February 4, 2020 in his residence, surrounded by family. Bill was born on April 17, 1925, in Rector Arkansas, the son of William and Willie Read. Bill married his wife Martha on February 19, 1951, sharing just 15 days shy of 69 years of marriage. He served in the US Army during WWII and then joined the Arkansas State Police, where he received awards in marksmanship and was the first non FBI agent to enter the Possible Club by shooting a perfect score in the FBI shooting competition. Bill retired from the state police in 1987 at Lt. Commander in the criminal investigation division Company A. Bill was a member of Indianhead Lake Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, The Free & Accepted Masons and Shriners. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, camping, and travel. He loved his family dearly.

Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Martha, three daughters Marsha Glanton, Mary Lynn Read and her fiancé Robert Justice, Julia Mundy and her husband Mark Sr. son-in-law Alan Wilkens, 5 grandchildren Bryan Lavigne and his wife Alyson, Ryan Mundy and his wife Erica, , Trevor Glanton, Alex Mundy, and MJ Mundy and his fiancé Dakota Sparks, great grandchildren Dillon, Morgan, Ryker, and Easton. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Dana Wilkins, two brothers, and a sister.

Visitation will be held at Indianhead Lake Baptist Church, 8601 Indianhead Drive, Sherwood, from 4-6pm Sunday, February 9, 2020. Funeral services will be Monday, February 10, 2020 beginning at 10:00am. at the Church with Brother Mike Bowien officiating. Burial will follow in Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery at noon.

  • FAMILY

  • Martha Read, Wife
  • Marsha Glanton, Daughter
  • Mary Lynn Read (Robert Justice), daughter
  • Julia Mundy (Mark Mundy Sr.), Daughter
  • Dana Wilkins (Alan Wilkins), Daughter (deceased)
  • Bryan Lavigne (Alyson Lavigne), Grandchild
  • Ryan Mundy (Erica Mundy), Grandchild
  • Alex Mundy, Grandchild
  • Trevor Glanton, Grandchild
  • MJ Mundy (Dakota Sparks), Grandchild
  • Dillon, Great Grandchild
  • Morgan, Great Grandchild
  • Ryker, Great Grandchild
  • Easton, Great Grandchild

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 9, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Committal Service Monday, February 10, 2020

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Paula Johnson

February 20, 2020

Mr. Read will always hold a special place in my heart. He was a fun-loving patient in our clinic; and a joy to visit with each time he and Mrs. Read came. He was always good to stir up Mrs. Read and make everyone laugh with his good humor. Love you, Mrs. Read, and I’m praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

Crystal Smith

February 9, 2020

I send my deepest condolences for the loss of your husband, father, and friend. I pray for comfort and peace for your family during this time of loss.

Crystal Smith

Annette Delgado

February 8, 2020

My sympathy to your family. May God give you peace. I was so blessed to call Bill “my friend “. He always gave me a big hug, especially after giving me a hard time about the interest rate that our bank was/was not paying. What a great man, love you Martha. Annette Delgado

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Biography

Bill J. Read, 94, of North Little Rock passed away on February 4, 2020 in his residence, surrounded by family. Bill was born on April 17, 1925, in Rector Arkansas, the son of William and Willie Read. Bill married his wife Martha on February 19, 1951, sharing just 15 days shy of 69 years of marriage. He served in the US Army during WWII and then joined the Arkansas State Police, where he received awards in marksmanship and was the first non FBI agent to enter the Possible Club by shooting a perfect score in the FBI shooting competition. Bill retired from the state police in 1987 at Lt. Commander in the criminal investigation division Company A. Bill was a member of Indianhead Lake Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, The Free & Accepted Masons and Shriners. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, camping, and travel. He loved his family dearly.

Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Martha, three daughters Marsha Glanton, Mary Lynn Read and her fiancé Robert Justice, Julia Mundy and her husband Mark Sr. son-in-law Alan Wilkens, 5 grandchildren Bryan Lavigne and his wife Alyson, Ryan Mundy and his wife Erica, , Trevor Glanton, Alex Mundy, and MJ Mundy and his fiancé Dakota Sparks, great grandchildren Dillon, Morgan, Ryker, and Easton. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Dana Wilkins, two brothers, and a sister.

Visitation will be held at Indianhead Lake Baptist Church, 8601 Indianhead Drive, Sherwood, from 4-6pm Sunday, February 9, 2020. Funeral services will be Monday, February 10, 2020 beginning at 10:00am. at the Church with Brother Mike Bowien officiating. Burial will follow in Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery at noon.