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William “Bill” Joseph Cormier, 64

William “Bill” Joseph Cormier, 64, of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed away January 18, 2018 surrounded by his family. Bill was born in Providence, Rhode Island and raised in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

He is preceded in death by his parents Albert and Marie Cormier.

He is survived by his children Amberla Ward (Cade), Ashlea Derden (Bo), Cody Cormier (Alana), and Cain Cormier. He was Pops to Emilea, Cale, Abram, Arlie and Laurell arriving in June. He is loved by his wife Laura Cormier, sister Michelle Benson, nieces, nephews and countless friends. Family was most important to him, closely followed by the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.

Bill Spent his career in marketing for various agencies and organizations. He was a member of Sylvan Hills/ Sherwood Optimist club for many years; Actively involved in coaching the boys or cheering them on by telling them to “Be a Hitta.”

One to always defend the family from rogue opossums and any other critter as long as they weren’t spiders. He would spend countless Saturday afternoons battling invasive bamboo or hyperventilating after mowing the grass.

Bill was known to make people smile and laugh. He will be missed by many.  

A gathering of friends will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a celebration of life service on Thursday at 12:00 P.M., at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.



  • Steve and Eileen Posted January 20, 2018 1:32 PM

    Steve and I miss you dearly! Wings at Hooters, and Buffalo Wild Wings will not be the same!! Fight nights at Rogers and Ashli’s, poker at Fox, going to the casinos all will be missed with your presence.

  • Sarah White Posted January 20, 2018 7:45 PM

    Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Bo Derden Posted January 20, 2018 11:45 PM

    I love you Pops & you have and always will have a special place in my heart!

  • Ashli Hunt Posted January 21, 2018 3:45 PM

    To the family, I am so sorry for your loss. Every moment I spent with Bill, was filled with laughter! We got each other’s wittyness and sarcasm and clicked immediately. I know he is going to be dearly missed by many. Until next time good friend…RIP Billiam.

  • Heidi Doolittle. Posted January 22, 2018 4:54 PM

    To everyone who loved Bill… I may not have know him as well as some but what I do know is he was a great father to his kids. He loved them and it showed! He was a funny man who didn’t seem to meet a stranger and he loved to poke fun at everyone. He kept us laughing or in Ashlea’s case rolling her eyes. I remember seeing lots of hugs and hearing “I love you” from him to his family. He will be greatly missed. Love, hugs and prayers to each of you.

  • Jerry and Tanya Houser Posted January 24, 2018 5:38 PM

    To the family, we are so sorry for your loss.

  • Drew Pritt Posted January 24, 2018 6:50 PM

    Bill you always brought a smile to my heart. You were as warm as a mug of chowder and just as filling. I don’t want to say goodbye, so I am just saying “See You Later.” I will miss you greatly.

  • Steve Jameson Posted January 25, 2018 10:04 AM

    Stole my line on “be a hitta”. I will always remember Bill from the Sherwood ballpark. He was so nice to all the kids including my son Geno. He was one of a kind, had a great attitude, and just plain fun to be around. He will be missed. My heart goes out to the family.

  • Jim Busby Posted October 24, 2018 9:47 PM

    Bill was a Good Man & A Great Mentor. I was Lucky to Call Him Friend. He was a Saint for so many ! My Favorite “Wicked Pisser” ! This World is a Better Place because of Bill Cormier. God Rest His Soul.

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