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William Leonard Mizell Jr.

William Leonard Mizell Jr. passed away on March 25th, 2021. He was born on December 25th, 1943 in Little Rock to William Leonard Mizell Sr. and Virginia Sherwood Mizell of Little Rock, AR.

He grew up in Little Rock and graduated from Hall High School before attending The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he earned a degree in Accounting and History. Bill was also a member of the Searcy Masonic Lodge #49, the Scottish Rite, and the Scimitar Shrine.

He was preceded in death by his mother Virginia Sherwood Mizell, father William Leonard Mizell Sr., and wife Frances Hickman Mizell of Searcy, AR. 

Bill was strong, determined, and independent. He loved his family dearly. Frances brought out his playful side and they enjoyed traveling together. He loved history, photography, and turtles, which symbolize wisdom and endurance.


He is survived by his sister Sherry Sherwood Kerr of Texarkana, AR, daughter Whitney Williams of New York, NY, Daughter Niki Mizell Gunn (Chris) of Little Rock, AR, Son Brian Bell (Sheila) of Maumelle, AR, and Mark Bell (Lana) of Vilonia, AR. As well as, Grandchildren Savannah Bell, Zeke Bell, Parker Gunn, Lawson Gunn, and Ava Bell.

A small graveside service will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Heifer International.


All Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy McEuen Funeral Home.

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So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. What a sweet guy, always. I remember mostly the the pleasantness of fellowship at Sunday School and Sunday night senior high fellowships. Loved his laugh, smile and quiet favor. I'm glad to hear Frances brought out the playful side of him. Loved he had so many kids and grandkids. Also, loved his parents who were always a loving , encouraging presence when we were growing up. So sorry for your loss.

Sandra Smith Detwiler Apr 24 2021 12:00 AM