William "Bill" Luce, 82, passed away November 26th in his home in Hot Springs. Bill is the son of Elmer and Martha Luce.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sue Luce; grandson, Jordan Adkins; nephew, Alan Cozart.
Bill is survived by his daughters, Angie Adkins (Doug), Kelly Riggs (Joe), Kristin Spigner (TJ); sister, Molly Cozart; grandchildren, Brandon and Tyler Adkins, Will and Michael Black, Lumen and Remy Spigner, Jason Riggs, Josh Burchfield; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is Thursday December 1st from 5-7 p.m. at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home - Section Line Road.
Chapel service is Friday December 2nd at 10 a.m. at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.
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Published November 30, 2022

Caruth-Hale Funeral Home
155 Section Line Road, Hot Springs, AR
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William "Bill" Luce, 82, passed away November 26TH 2022 in his home in Hot Springs. Bill was born June 6th 1940 in Little Rock Arkansas to Elmer and Martha Luce. Bill was a loving husband, dad, and friend. He was a compassionate man that made others around him a better person.

Bill attended Arkansas Tech in Russellville Arkansas where he met Sue Luce his loving wife of 61 years. They had three daughters Angie, Kelly, and Kristin whom they raised in Little Rock and where they attended Western Hills United Methodist Church. Bill had joined the US Army after graduating from college and served until 1966 reaching the rank of Captain. He then became an Army reservist and continued his military career in the Arkansas National Guard receiving many awards and recognitions while rising to the rank of Colonel before retiring in 2000. During his time in the reserves Bill had a career with the State of Arkansas working for DDS and later as workman comp director for the Arkansas Insurance Department.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Sue, his grandson Jordan Adkins, nephew Alan Cozart and many longtime friends and loved ones that will be waiting for him in heaven.

Bill is survived by his daughters Angie Adkins (Doug) of Hot Springs, Kelly Riggs (Joe) of Scott, Kristen Spigner (TJ) of Little Rock, sister Molly Cozart of Little Rock, grandchildren Brandon and Tyler Adkins, Will and Michael Black, Lumen and Remy Spigner, Jason Riggs, Josh Burchfield, and twelve great-grandchildren and niece Bradi Cozart.

Bill loved dancing, from the Steve Show to spending 20 years of Fathers days going to his daughters’ dance recitals. Bill was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed fishing, boating, riding four wheelers, playing cards, a good cigar, and being with friends and family. Bill will be missed dearly but he is now reunited with his lifelong love Sue and many great friends and family that have been waiting for him to rejoin them.

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