William George Reinhart
William George Reinhart was born Jan. 19, 1945, in Stuttgart, AR, the son of the late Louis and Mary Reinhart. He ended his battle with cancer on Sept. 4, 2023. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles; and a grandson. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of 34 years; two sisters, Mary Lou Reinhart of Houston, Texas, and Pat Miller (Rick) of Nevada, Mo.; four children, Andrea Merritt (Greg), Stephen Reinhart (Stephanie), Jessica Benton, all of Stuttgart, and Joe Skarda (Wendy) of Germantown, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Bill was a graduate of Subiaco Academy of Subiaco, AR. He was the first student from that school to be awarded a football scholarship to the University of Arkansas. He later enlisted in the Army during the Vietnam War and was sent to Germany as a medic. After his tour in the Army, he returned to Stuttgart to help run the family farm.
He attended Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Stuttgart and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He was a very active friend of Bill W. and has helped hundreds to find the path to recovery. He was very active in the service structure.
A dear friend once described Bill as a cross between John Wayne and Larry the Cable Guy. He had a delightful sense of humor and always had a funny joke to tell. He had a strong love of family and country and was always there to help someone in need. The world lost a good, honest man who could brighten anyone’s day. We will miss him.
Visitation was held at Turpin Funeral Home on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 5-7 p.m. with a Rosary to follow. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Stuttgart.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity or Holy Rosary Catholic Church. www.turpin-co.com
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