KEWANEE -- Bill Counts, 72, formerly of East Prairie, died at 1:15 p.m. Oct. 18, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid.
Born Oct. 27, 1932, in Clay County, Ark., son of the late Clifford Henry and Alta Lamborn Counts, he lived in New Madrid and Mississippi Counties most of his life. He was a retired dry wall contractor.
On Nov. 25, 1991, at Wickliffe, Ky., he married Wilma Elaine Harper who survives of New Madrid.
Other survivors include: one stepson, Ronald D. Hutchison of Charleston; four brothers, Carl Counts and Cletus Counts of New Madrid and Henry Counts and Kenny Counts of East Prairie; three sisters, Christina Codgill and Marie L. Kohne of Charleston and Trudy High of Houston, Texas; one half sister, Nita Jo Metheney of East Prairie; and one stepgrandson, Aaron R. Hutchison of East Prairie.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday.
Burial with full military honors provided by the Missouri Funeral Honors Program will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.
Pallbearers are: Robert, Danny, Mark, Jimmy and Jason Counts, and Brian Woods.