Mr. WR “Bill” Jennings, age 85 of Cotter passed away Thursday, February 9, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Jennings was born July 23, 1926 in Huntington, West Virginia to Ralph Taylor and Ethel Blossom (Keith) Jennings. He served in the US Army Air Corps. Mr Jennings owned and operated Jennings Lake View Resort for many years. He was a former Mayor of Cotter, former Baxter County Deputy Sheriff, and former Arkansas Game and Fish Officer.
Mr. Bill Jennings is survived by his son, Ryan Jennings (Dory) of South Carolina, daughter, Robyn Jennings of South Carolina, three grandchildren, Jamie Huffman, Colby Jennings, and Tryna Jennings, nine great-grandchildren, two brothers, Tom Jennings of California, Keith Jennings of Germany. Also surviving is a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Ann Jennings, and grandson, JR Jennings.
Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Cotter Springs Park in Cotter, Arkansas. Burial will be private. The family request in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home.