William “Bill” Chwalinski 86, of Cleveland, Arkansas passed away surrounded by his family February 2, 2019. William was born June 28, 1932 to the late Frank and Louise (Kopacz) Chwalinski in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

He is preceded in death by both parents, three sisters and one brother.

William was in the United States Air Force from 1951 – 1955. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Army Occupation Medal (Germany). He loved animals and working outside on his farm with his equipment. He retired from the Arkansas State Highway Department as a diesel mechanic and was a cattle rancher for 30 years.

He is survived by his children; Vivian, Fred, Michael and Phillip, one granddaughter, Melissa, and three great-grandchildren Victoria, Austin and Miles, sister, Irene Pruss, brother Vincent Chwalinski and extended family; Robin, Rhonda, Cathy, Shane and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held in his honor 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Roller – McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.