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William P. Young “Bill”, age 79

William P. Young “Bill” passed away peacefully at home on June 8, 2024.

He was born in Silver Creek, NY on December 29, 1944 to Harry and Gertrude Young.

He is survived by his wife Dianna, his son Tom (Grace), grandson Gordon, brother Jim and sister Virginia Greene, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Bill earned his Bachelor and Master of Science in Education from State University of New York and went on to teach at Gowanda Elementary School in Gowanda NY from 1967 – 1982

Bill then had a career as Finance and Insurance Manager for several dealerships in New York and Arkansas.

The last ten years before retiring in 2023, he was known as the beloved Mr. Bill at the Conway DMV. Known for his kindness and willingness to help others, with his ability to listen and provide the best possible solutions, he made friends throughout his life.

If there is a “Legacy”, Bill would want others to “Be Kind” in any way, big or small. Even a simple smile goes a long way in making someone’s day better. Or an earnest “How are you?” and stopping to actually listen to the answer.

Bill will be missed by many and in lieu of flowers, we ask that each do a random act of kindness (or two, or more), in hopes that it is paid forward.

A Family-Hosted Celebration of Life will be held at his home on June 29th.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Julia Katherine Lindstrom Posted June 24, 2024 3:36 PM

    God bless Mr. Young. I will always remember you as the kind teacher and person you were. ❤️

  • Joseph DeCarlo Posted June 24, 2024 5:29 PM

    My 6th grade teacher may you rest in peace

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