Mayor William Wayne "Billy" Gorman
Funeral Date: 9/17/2013

Obituary:
Mayor William Wayne ď BillyĒ Gorman age 75 of Hermitage, AR died Saturday September 14th at St. Vincentís Infirmary in Little Rock, AR. He was born July 9th , 1938 in Hermitage, AR a son of the late William Mitchell Gorman and Madge Edney Gorman. He worked for F & S Pre-Stress Concrete in Hampton for 25 years, owned and operated Billís Logging and for the last two terms he loved being mayor of the City of Hermitage, AR. He served on many boards as a member of the Hermitage United Methodist Church in Hermitage. He was a member of the Bradley County Medical Center foundation board, a member of the municipal league of Arkansas, a member of the Lions Club, served on the Bradley County Economic Development Corporation board and was a member of the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce. Preceding him in death was his wife, Monwalah Jarvis Gorman, whom he married July 8th, 1960 and she passed away September 18th, 2005. Also preceding him in death was a brother William Mitchell Gorman and 2 sisters Sharon Pruitt and Elizabeth Gorman. Survivors include a son, David Gorman and spouse Regina, Monticello, AR, two daughters Mona Reep and spouse Marty, Warren, AR and Angelia Kidwell and spouse John, Hermitage, AR. A sister Dorothy Glover and spouse Reginald, Monticello, AR. Seven grandchildren Brandon Gorman and spouse Stacey, Haley Wagnon and spouse Kyle, Whitney Gorman, Ashley Reep, Trey Kidwell, Emily Kidwell and Joseph Kidwell. Two great-grandchildren Grayson Gorman and Cooper Wagnon and a special friend Nina Harrod, Hermitage, AR. Funeral serviceís were 10:00AM Tuesday, September 17th at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Marty Reep and Rev. John Kidwell officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and Kelly Haigwood sang. Burial was in Williams Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Ben Poole, Greg Freeman, David Dees, Linwood Dees, Michael Wilkerson and Randy York. Honorary pallbearers were Doyle Gates, R.L. Gates, Reginald Glover, Dr. Kerry Pennington, Barnard Smith, Larry Reppond, Bill Jarvis, Gary Pruitt, Hermitage High School Class of 1957 and members of Hermitage United Methodist Church. Memorials preferred to the Hermitage United Methodist Church.

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Name: Jim & Ginger Anders
Message: Thinking of you with sincere sympathy---know that many thoughts and prayers are with you now.

Name: Randy & Beth Peek
Message: All family in our thoughts and prayers, Mayor Gorman was a fine example to us all, and will be missed by all who were blessed to know him

Name: Diane & Steve Parnell
Message: Very sorry to hear of Billy's death. I talked to him on Friday. Our prayers are with you.Diane

Name: Jimmy, Paula, Brian & Josh Tooke
Message: David & Family: We were so sad to hear of your Dad's passing. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: William & Toni Carr Miller
Message: You are all in our thoughts and prayers for your comfort at this time.

Name: Ricky Adams
Message: David and family so sorry for your loss.

Name: Linda Davis
Message: Jim and I are keeping all of you in our prayers. Church won't be the same without Billy and his prayers.

Name: Mac & Diane Lochala
Message: Our hearts are saddened by the loss of your loved one. A friend of mine once pinned these words and I would like to make this our prayer today. "We pray that with each rising of the sun you are comforted with precious memories. With each rising of the moon you find rest and in the space in between you find healing in your tears".

Name: Dennis &Sherry Ferrell Hays
Message: So sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in the loving memories your family shared.

Name: Eddie & Brenda Pope
Message: Mona, Haley,Ashley and the entire Gorman family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace and comfort during this time of loss. We will pray for you to hold on to all those wonderful memories and look forward to seeing him again one day.

Name: John Dale York & Family
Message: Deepest sympathy to the Gorman family

Name: Mary Ann Carmine
Message: To the family of the late Mr Billy Gorman Sorry for your loss...praying for all of you in this time of sorrow. My deepest sympathy.

Name: Leslie Huitt
Message: Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers!

Name: Michael and Celeste Frisby
Message: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Barbara Rice
Message: Our prayers are with you all!

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Gorman's passing. My sympathy to the family.

Name: Ernie, Earline and Pam Ferrell
Message: We are remembering all of the family in our thoughts and prayers. May God's love comfort you and bring peace to you.

Name: Rick & Nancy Anders
Message: We are thinking of you all at this very sad time in your lives. We will miss Billy, he was a very good man. We will keep you in our prayers.

Name: JP & Sheila McVay
Message: So sorry for your loss Mr. Billy will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Tammy Anders-Benbrook
Message: Marty, Mona and Family, so sorry for your loss. Praying for you during this trying time as your adjust to life without your father.

Name: Beverly Gorman Latimer
Message: We would talk about having a Gorman family reunion from time to time. I'm sorry we didn't pursue that years ago. It was always a comfort to know he had our backs at the Hermitage house. We will miss him and our heart felt sympathy is with his beloved family.

Name: Donna McDougald
Message: Haley and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers during your grief. Mr Billy was a fine Gentleman and will be missed

Name: Sigrid Beich
Message: Brandon, Iam sorry to hear about your grandfather. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Name: Dale & Midge McGinnis
Message: Dear Family: We will miss Billy and our synpathy and prayers goes out to all of you.

Name: Joe & Shirley Simmons
Message: Sorry to hear of Billy's death. Each one of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Kathy Hall
Message: Mr. Billy, will be greatly missed. You all will be in our prayers.

Name: Sandra York
Message: He left this world knowing he had the love of his sweet family and so many more. In a blink he entered his heavenly home with the eternal encompassing love of his Heavenly Father and Big Brother Jesus and oh so many more. I'm thinking of you in your loss.

Name: Beverly Chapple
Message: To the Reep Family, my prayers go out to you in the loss of your loved one. May God, continue to give you strength through-out your time of bereavement.

Name: Penney
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Mark, Kelley, & Brianna Hollingsworth
Message: Prayers are with the family...

Name: Mary Ann Clanton
Message: To the family, may God be with you and comfort you in your loss.

Name: Tom & Shelby Chidester
Message: Prayers for All.

Name: Robert & Marleyne (Baker) Barnes
Message: So sorry to hear of the passing of Billy. I know he will be greatly as father,grandfather, uncle, brother, cousin,& mayor of Hermitage.

Name: Suzette Russell
Message: Just a note to say we are thinking of you all during this difficult time. You are all in our thought's & prayer's. Sincerely, Eddy D. & Suzette

Name: RHONDA AND GARY SIMMONS
Message: BRANDON AND FAMILY, SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT MR BILLY. MAY GOD COMFORT YOU ALL DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

Name: Levie Angle and sons
Message: So sorry for your loss.Will keep you in my prayers.

Name: Janie and Lyn Grice
Message: May Mr. Billy rest in peace. You all are so close you can keep the memories going. My prayers to all of you for comfort.

Name: Timothy Emery
Message: Our prayers are with the Gorman family. He was a good neighbor. May God bless his soul.

Name: Charles Davis
Message: No greater person than Billy. I worked with him for almost twenty years. My deepest condolences to the Gorman family.