William Werninger


HARDIN — William H. Werninger, 98, a resident of the Hardin Community, died Saturday, November 3, 2012, at White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born December 27, 1913, in Gilman City, Mo., he was a son of Charles H. and Mary Lou Welden Werninger.

Mr. Werninger was reared and received his early education in Gilman City, Mo. He graduated from Lawton Senior High School in Bosworth, Mo., in 1931. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps at the age of nineteen and moved to Warren. William Homer Werninger married Frankie Pierce on June 16, 1934, in Warren. They moved to Pine Bluff in 1957.

Mr. Werninger was a sales representative for Farmer’s Tractor & Equipment for 32 years, retiring in 1979. He was a member of Hardin Baptist Church, and a deacon in the church. After his retirement Bill learned to use a computer and developed a wide e-mail correspondence file while researching his family tree.

Mr. Werninger was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Frankie Pierce Werninger, two brothers, two sisters; one great-grandchild, Canyon Hall; one son-in-law, Thomas G. Reynolds.

Survivors include two daughters, Anna Faye (Don) House of North Little Rock, and Donna (Ronnie) Palmer of Pine Bluff; one son, Charles Werninger of Little Rock; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Kay Werninger of Little Rock.

Burial will be in Black Cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday, November 5, 2012, by Ralph Robinson & Son.

The family will receive guests from 2-3 p.m. Monday at Hardin Baptist Church.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2012, at Hardin Baptist Church with Reverend David Chappell, Reverend Johnny Taylor, and Reverend Josh Blevins officiating.

Memorials may be made to: Hardin Baptist Church Building Fund, 300 Todd Lynn Drive, White Hall, AR 71602.