William Andrew Treadway, III

Obituary Notice

William Andrew Treadway, III 67, of Little Rock passed away Sunday September 5, 2004. He was born on February 7, 1937 to William A and Mamie Corbitt Treadway at old St. Vincent's located on High Street in Little Rock, AR

He worked at Treadway Electric for 27 years and retired as vice-president when he sold his part of the company to his cousin. He was very patriotic and loved his country. He was proud to serve his country for 36 years in the Arkansas Air National Guard and retired as a MSGT. He was called to active duty in 1968 and served at the LRAFB.

He graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 1955 and attended UALR when it was Little Rock Junior College and Little Rock University in the college of business. While in college he was president of his fraternity, Circle K, and a member of the student government. He met his future wife at college while both were involved in the drama department and members of the drama fraternity.

His life dream was to be a firefighter so he fulfilled this by being a volunteer firefighter with several area fire departments. He was a member of the Arkansas Fire Chiefs Assn and the International Fire Chiefs Assn. He served as president of the Arkansas Fire Chiefs and was especially honored to be elected as president of the Southwest Division of the International Fire Chiefs (which included AR, LA,TX, OK, and New Mexico)

He was a member of the LR Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis and Pulaski Businessmen Assn. He was appointed to the Southern Arkansas University - Tec Branch in East Camden, advisory board by Gov. Pryor for one tern and by Gov. Clinton for 3 terms.

William was a life-long Methodist and was currently a member of St. James UMC. William loved his family and friends who were always there for him. He adored his grandchildren Joshua and Emily. As long as he was able he attended all of his grandson's sporting events and school field trips.

William was a wonderful human being and was greatly loved by his wife and family. We will miss the sparkle in his eyes, mischievous smile and teasing ways. He will leave a void in our lives until we meet again.

He is survived by his college sweetheart, best friend and wife Kenda Harris Treadway, his sister Ann T. Henry and husband Bob of Columbia SC ,his daughter Lori and son-in-law, Andy Delfos, his two precious grandchildren, Joshua Andrew Duncan and Emily Grace Delfos, and his faithful adopted dog, Petey.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Ruebel Funeral Home followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at St. James UMC. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Pulaski County Humane Society or CARE.

Pallbearers will be Larry Deeter, James A. Brown, Herbert F. Luyet, James T. Cantrell, Lew Bracy, Roy M. Jackson, Jerry Thomas and Charley Kerr. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Keys, Don Edwards, Gerry Riser, Jeff Pride, Tommy Thomas, and Bobby Franklin and the members of the Forum Sunday School Class.

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  • David Lee Heslep 
    Treadway Electric Co. (Retired) 
    Jacksonville , Arkansas 
    Email: dheslep@wmconnect.com