Wilman “Bill” Awbrey, 94, of Van Buren died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. He was born May 20, 1923, in Lead Hill. He was the owner of Awbrey’s Jewelry in Fort Smith, Army veteran of World War II and widower of Shiegko Awbrey.
Graveside service will be scheduled at a later date at the U.S. Smith National Cemetery pavilion in Fort Smith. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary.
He is survived by a daughter; Joy Schichtl of Conway; a son, John Awbrey of Van Buren; two sisters, Thelma Gregoire and Oma Aver; a brother, Vern Awbrey; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be sent to a veteran’s organization of one’s choice.