Bill Lashley passed peacefully from this life Saturday, September 12, 2020 surrounded by family who loved him. He was the son of the late Carl and Eula Lashley. He was preceded in death by his son Bobby Lashley, a brother Dennis Lashley, his grandparents, Mandy and Marion Lashley, one aunt Polly Guntharp, and a son-in-law Ric Dahnke.
He and Ila Sanders were married December 25, 1954 at 7th and Mueller Church of Christ by Brother Emmitt Smith. They would have been married for 66 years on December 25, 2020.
Bill served in the U.S. Army from June 1953 thru June 1955. They spent the last 6 months of his military service in Ft. Belvoir, VA. After returning to Paragould, Bill went to work for City Light and Water. After 34 years of service Bill retired. He then worked for Children’s Home and as a city inspector for Oak Grove. He was a member of 7th & Mueller Church of Christ for 66 years and was church treasurer for 47 years.
He is survived by his wife Ila Lashley of the home, son Mark Lashley of Austin, TX, daughters Jill (Tim) Bateman of Paragould, and Kathy Dahnke of Manhattan, KS, brothers Sherry and Jim Lashley of Paragould, and a sister Janie Selby of Paragould. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Shane (Sonya) Bateman of Phoenix, AZ, Samantha (Ryan) Hofstra of Manhattan, KS, Sara (Jeff) Clay of Paragould, Chase (Melissa) Dahnke of Manhattan, KS, Andrea (Brandon) Ellis of Benton, AR, Matt (Dominique) Lashley of Paragould, and Molly (Chad) Nelson of Paragould. Six great grandchildren Ella and Reed Hofstra of Manhattan, KS, Troy and Kyle Bateman of Phoenix, AZ, J.D. McConnaughey of Manhattan, KS, and Cane Nelson of Paragould. He is also survived by a special aunt Wanza Vermilye, and special friends Bill and Pearline Wood.
Bill enjoyed fishing, wood working and spending time with his grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at Mitchell Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM with Larry McFadden officiating. Burial will follow at Linwood Cemetery.
In order to comply with state and CDC guidelines, you must wear a mask and maintain a social distance from one another.
Memorials can be made to Compassion Outreach at 7th & Mueller Church of Christ.