November 20, 2021, while working on his family's deer camp.
He was born on November 8, 1986, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Bill Busby and
the late Roselyn Grubbs Busby.
William had many loves in his life, from serving Southeast Arkansas
families through Edward Jones Investments and hunting with friends to
cheering on the Razorbacks. Most of all, he loved being part of a large and
loving family, the foundation of which was his love for his wife, Katelyn
Busby, whom he married on September 28, 2013.
After four years of marriage, William and Katelyn welcomed their first child,
William Henry, and two years later, Clara Rose. Of all the roles William
played, that of Henry and Clara's father was his most cherished. Gentle,
loving and kind, William's unconditional and unwavering love for his
children will be everlasting.
William is survived by his wife, Katelyn Busby, of Monticello; his children,
William Henry, 4, and Clara, 2; his father, Bill Busby of Monticello; his sister,
Kelli Chandler (Colin) of Dripping Springs, Tex.; as well as a host of other
family, including nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle William.
William's family and friends loved him deeply for the traits that defined him.
He was quiet and discerning, dependable and loving, and quick to both
celebrate and commiserate. He was a joy to be with and a constant source
of strength. He will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in William's memory to
the Robert H. Burch, Jr. Waterfowl Research Endowment, c/o UAM
Foundation Fund, PO Box 3520, Monticello, Ark. 71656. Contributions may
also be made to the Madeline Grubbs Scholarship Fund, c/o UCA
Foundation, Inc., UCA Box 4986, Conway, Ark. 72035 or the Jeff Busby
Memorial Scholarship, c/o UAM Foundation Fund, PO Box 3520,
Monticello, Ark. 71656.
A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 3
p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Monticello, where William was a
member, with a come and go reception immediately following in the Family
Life Center. Arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of
Monticello. The family encourages guests to wear masks where social
distancing is not possible.
Honorary Pallbearers include Paul Svoboda, Andrew Hilton, Will Bradshaw,
Trey Burch, Lee Busby, Colin Chandler, Drew Beasley, John Davis, Jacob
Hughes, and John Limozaine