William Terrell Outlaw, Sr.
Funeral Date: 11/6/2018

Obituary:
William Terrell “W.T” Outlaw, age 87, of Warren, AR, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, November 3, 2018. He was born in the community of Sumpter, Arkansas to the late William Preston and Oma Esther Savage Outlaw on February 10, 1931. He was a proud graduate of Vick High School. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1951 and served actively for two years, earned the rank of sergeant, and spent most of his time in the service in Georgia and Pennsylvania. He then served in the Army Reserves until he was honorably discharged on October 1, 1956. He and his sweetheart Bonnie Hooper Outlaw were married on April 7, 1953 at Warren First Assembly of God by the Reverend Basil Edwards. He was a lifelong churchgoer who always kept Christ as the center of his life and family. He served as Sunday School Superintendent at Forrest Park Assembly of God in Pine Bluff. He also served as a deacon and Sunday School Superintendent at Warren First Assembly of God and was a Sunday School teacher and the Sunday morning song leader there. At 87, he still enjoyed visiting people in the nursing home on Tuesdays with other members of his church. He was a salesman his whole life, working at J.T. Ederington’s store and Hargis Brothers’ in Warren, and Jones John Deere Tractor and selling insurance in Pine Bluff. After returning to Warren, he worked for Desha Tire as the manager of Warren Tire for many years before opening Down Town Furniture & Appliance. He also owned Dirty T’s Car Wash and Outlaw Auto Sales. In the summers, he loved to peddle tomatoes, watermelons, and produce. For many years, he sold Bradley Pink Tomatoes on the court square during the Pink Tomato Festival. He lived most of his life in Warren and the surrounding area and was active in community leadership and politics for many years. He served on the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce of which he was elected president and served on the Board of Directors. He served as the chairman of the 14th Bradley County Tomato Festival in 1970. His friend, Arkansas Governor Joe Purcell, commissioned him an Arkansas Traveler in 1979. He was a member of the Warren School District School Board from 1970 until 1985 and served as Vice President and President during his tenure. He was a member of the Lions Club International and also served as president. He was appointed Bradley Country Citizen of the Year in 1983. He was also a Warren City Council member and a member of the Bradley County Planning Commission. Though he accumulated many accolades throughout his life, he considered being Big Daddy to his four grandchildren and great grandchildren the greatest achievement of his life. He was loved deeply and leaves a lasting Christian legacy with his family and hosts of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: David Onley Outlaw and Colyan Cason Outlaw who died in childhood, and one sister: Mary Etta Outlaw Chandler. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, his four children: Cynthia Outlaw of Camden, Felecia Bennett and husband Bobby of Warren, Terrell Outlaw and wife Theresa of Monticello, and Tim Outlaw and wife Linda of Tulsa, Oklahoma; his four grandchildren: Kerri Bennett of Jonesboro, Trey Outlaw of Bearden, Brittany Bennett of Warren, and Kyle Outlaw and wife Taylor of Oxford, Mississippi; two great grandchildren: Caleb Bentley Rice and Preston Creed Bennett of Warren; and his three siblings: R.P. and wife Shirley of Warren, Holyan and wife Ann of Crossett, and Oma Jane and husband Van of Pine Bluff. Funeral service was 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, at First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Jim Bales officiating. Music was by Cynthia Lynn Outlaw and David Wiggins. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Roger George, Brian Martin, John Lipton, Ranny Cook, Roger Chandler, Gregg Reep, and Nick Callaway. Honorary pallbearers were Danny Cook, Michael Outlaw, Bill Jones, Dale Wolfe, Buddy Smith, and James Wright. Memorials preferred to First Assembly of God Church, 1219 North Myrtle, Warren, AR, 71671.

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Name: Charlotte Laster
Message: Will deeply miss Uncle T! Loved him lots. He had a great reunion with his Mom and Dad and sister Marietta yesterday. Prayers for comfort for us all!

Name: Danny and Brenda Adair
Message: Sorry for your loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Merline Pinson
Message: Bonnie and family so sorry to hear about the loss of W.T. May God give you comfort and peace at this time and the days ahead.

Name: Dixie Keyes
Message: Although I have never met him, I always loved seeing the photos of him with you and the family. I know what a treasured, special family leader he was!

Name: Linda and Steve Jones
Message: Bonnie and family each of you are in our prayers.So sorry for the loss of W.T. Praying for each of you.

Name: Kay Medlin
Message: Prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Name: Nancy Delorme
Message: Prayers are with you all during this time.

Name: Robert& Laverne Laster
Message: Prayers for the family at this sad time.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Klay & LaWanda McKinney
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Name: Becky Floyd
Message: I have happy childhood memories of WT and Bonny! We went to see them and made wonderful Peanut Brittle! Great friends of this family! So sad to hear this news!

Name: Tom Ed Wright
Message: God Blees your family, and remember he is not lost, you know where he is-TEW-

Name: Rev. Kenneth Ross
Message: “Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.” Psalms 121:1-2 “I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” Our prayers are with you and your family!

Name: Larry & Robbie Reaves
Message: Prayers for the family!

Name: Jimmy & Gwen Sledge
Message: We are so sorry for your loss.

Name: Carol Mann
Message: So sorry for your lost. I will be praying for peace for all of you in the days to come.

Name: Joe & Shirley Simmons
Message: To The Outlaw Family: So sorry to hear about WT. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow.

Name: John and Sandy Gavin
Message: Praying for peace and comfort for your family.

Name: Ricky & Lorrie Davis
Message: So sorry to hear about Mr W.T. Prayers for the family

Name: Kevin and Laci Dalton
Message: He will be greatly missed, but I know he’s up in Heaven singing with the angels and worshipping the one true king that he so loved to sing about on Sunday mornings. We love y’all.

Name: Donna McCaskill Smith
Message: My father, Buddy McCaskill and WT were great friends. Although my dad is unable to attend, please know that your family remains in our hearts and in our prayers.

Name: Rick & Nancy Anders
Message: Our thought and prayers are with you all and we are so sorry for your loss.

Name: Tammy Evans Hensley
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Name: AT Wunnenberg
Message: Cynthia, We are so sorry to hear about your dad. He was such a delightful person, when we visited. Love and prayers for all of your family. Amanda and Bob

Name: Beverly and Jerry Davis
Message: Prayers for you all as you celebrate the life of this special man.

Name: Nancy Reynolds
Message: W.T. always had a smile on his face! I have several memories of him, all exemplifying his wonderful Christian character. What a legacy! Praying for his Bonnie and family.

Name: Kim Moore (Blevins)
Message: I’m so sorry to hear about W. T.! I saw all that he had done and realized anew that he was”the man with the plan.” He and Bonnie were good to me. Praying for all the family.

Name: Charles and Jean Wolfe
Message: Bonnie and family,prayers go out to you and family. My the Lord give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Name: Lisa York Johnson
Message: So sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Greg & Janet Harton
Message: Praying for all your family. May God comfort you in the days ahead.

Name: Don and Cecilia Whittemore
Message: So sorry for your loss.

Name: Jeff and Rhonda Williams
Message: Prayers for comfort for your family.

Name: Bettye Jones
Message: Sorry to hear of your loss, Mr. Outlaw. God bless!

Name: Mattie Ruth Tipton
Message: W.T. was always a good friend to our family, especially our dear mother. We know he is now rejoicing in Heaven. Our prayers are with the family. We can be confident that this is only a temporary absence for we will all be reunited again soon.

Name: tony curtis
Message: I am truly sadden to see the passing or W. T.. The mold was broken with him, he leaves everyone with hours of fond memories.