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
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.