Bill Stinson Arkansas City KS Obituary, Bill Stinson has passed away
- by Alex Danvers
Bill Stinson Obituary, Death – After a valiant eleven-month fight with ALS, Bill Eugene Stinson, 65, of Arkansas City, died quietly at home on Saturday, November 19, 2022, surrounded by his loving family and friends. On Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 1 pm, a memorial service will be held in the Brown Center on the Cowley College campus in Arkansas City. Bob Beckler, a pastor, will preside. Harold Eugene “Moon” Stinson and Dixie Lee (Pierce) Stinson welcomed Bill into the world on October 12, 1957, in Waynoka, Oklahoma. During Bill’s boyhood, the family moved about a lot, living in Sugar City, Colorado as well as the Kansas towns of Hudson, Mount Hope, South Haven, Mayfield, and Udall. In each place where Bill and his family resided, he made friends and created memories.
He frequently recalled enjoying himself when exploring the Shoo Fly Creek area near South Haven and participating in local seasonal sports. Bill loved the holiday season, and the yearly journey to the Isle of Lights in Winfield, Kansas, was a treasured family tradition. Bill attended and graduated from Udall High School in 1975 a college in Winfield, Kansas called Southwestern. Bill was a standout athlete while attending Southwestern. He was honored in the Moundbuilder Athletic Hall of Fame in October 2019 for his football prowess. In 1982, Bill participated in semi-pro football with the Wichita Flyers. Bill, who is a fierce competitor in all sports (even the game with the family), has spent more than 20 years playing softball with the Mug & Brush club. The accomplishments of the student-athletes Bill coached for 42 years, who were equally as dedicated as a coach, were his greatest rewards.
Bill wed Shelly Day in Winfield, Kansas on November 26, 1980. Two daughters, Heidi and Natalie, were the result of this union. Bill taught science and coached a variety of sports in Mulvane, Kansas after the couple initially settled there. Bill and Shelly relocated to Arkansas City in 1989, where Bill would work as a teacher and coach for 23 years. Bill was a great husband and father, a modest man of religion, and he treated his friends like family. Bill continued his teaching and coaching career at Campus High School and Ponca City High School after leaving USD 470 in 2012. Bill, a former assistant football coach at Southwestern College, most recently served as the men’s and women’s golf teams’ head coach at the Moundbuilders. He was an enthusiastic participant in Arkansas City’s Central Christian Church.
Bill is survived by his wife Shelley; his daughters Heidi Loveridge and Bryan of Leawood and Natalie Hancock and Tyler of Lawrence; his grandchildren Brynn, Hadley, Tucker, and Josie; his brother Jim Stinson and Michelle of Arkansas City; his sisters Connie Ellis and Jan Stinson, both of Eufala, Oklahoma; and Jill Stinson and Don Barnum of Lenexa; his nephews Chase Ellis and wife Sara, Tyler Stinson, Ryan Barnum, Case His parents passed away before him.
Bill Stinson Obituary, Death – After a valiant eleven-month fight with ALS, Bill Eugene Stinson, 65, of Arkansas City, died quietly at home on Saturday, November 19, 2022, surrounded by his loving family and friends. On Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 1 pm, a memorial service will be held in the Brown Center on the…