Aug. 9, 1936-May 18, 2020

William “Bill” Archie Mooty, 83, of Natchitoches went to be with the Lord Monday, May 18, 2020.  He was born Aug. 9, 1936, in El Dorado, Ark., to the late Simmie Mooty and Millie Rosalee Gorum Mooty.

He was a carpenter by trade, an Air Force Veteran, a member of the First Baptist Church of Marthaville and a previous member and deacon of Victory Baptist Church of El Dorado, Ark.

He loved to fish and hunt and was the gentlest soul and a God-fearing man. He, along with his wife Vada Lee Vines Mooty, whom he married July 3, 1958, in El Dorado, were the owners of The Brown Bagger of El Dorado, and previous owners of Almost Home restaurant in Natchitoches.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Shirley Mooty Tull Brumley and husband Henry; brother-in-law, Eugene Garner all of Warren, Ark.; sister-in-law, Ever Lee Vines Adams Wooley of Harrell, Ark.; niece, Vickey Ann Hamaker Allison; and nephew, Dennis Wayne Tull, both of El Dorado.

He is survived by his wife, Vada Lee Vines Mooty; sister, Floy Jean Mooty Garner of Warren, Ark.; son, Ronald Allen Mooty (Marilyn); daughter, Cynthia Lynn Mooty, both of Natchitoches; four grandchildren, Carmen Michelle Smith of Splendora, Texas, Charles Randall Smith Jr. and Casey Lance Smith of Natchitoches and Savana Hope Griffith (Matthew) of Marthaville; four great-grandchildren, Justin Matthew Griffith, Aiden Bryce Martin and Kolton Allen Griffith of Marthaville and Layla Elizabeth Lee Smith of Natchitoches; two nieces, Teresa Hamaker of El Dorado and Becky Church of Bentonville, Ark.; three nephews, Gary William Hamaker of El Dorado, Lloyd Tull of Warren, Billy Tull of Carthage, Miss., and Mark Allen Adams (Shawna) of Harrell; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Hershel Alford of El Dorado as well as many great nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday, May 21 at 1 p.m. at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home with visitation starting at 11 a.m.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Mooty, Gary Hamaker, Mark Adams, Casey Smith and Charles Smith.