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Willie (Bill) Ray Poteete

November 28, 1925 — July 1, 2015

Willie (Bill) Ray Poteete

Willie Ray (Bill) Poteete, 89, of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, passed away, Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas. He was born in Morrilton, Arkansas on November 28, 1925, a son of the late Ruth (Boston) and Edgar Poteete. Willie was united in marriage to the late Ruby Josephine Curwick on February 23, 1951 in Rossville, Kansas. He spent his life as a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Willie served our country in the U.S. Army. He attended church at Roadside Chapel in Glencoe, Arkansas and was a member of the VFW Post 4988. Willie survived by one son, Robert Poteete of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas; one grandson, Patrick Poteete and wife Tawanya of Ash Flat, Arkansas and two great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Edgar Poteete; wife, Ruby Poteete; five brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be held Monday, July 6, 2015 at Doty Family Funeral and Memorial Service Chapel, 903 Third St, Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas beginning at 5:00 PM. Services will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Doty Family Funeral and Memorial Service Chapel beginning at 2:00 PM with Rev. Phil Huggins officiating. Internment will be at Evening Shadows Memorial Park in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas following the service. Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral and Memorial Service of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Salem First Baptist Church

551 US-62, Salem, AR 72576

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