On February 14, 1963, William David Allday was born in Atlanta, Texas to Louis Franklin (Panky) and Sally Allday. Bill grew up in Atlanta and graduated from Atlanta High School and loved his hometown. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Franklin Allday III, his grandparents, W.M. and Crystal Kennedy and L.F. (Bear) and Katherine Allday.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, Atlanta, Texas.
He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was the happiest while surrounded by family on the waters of Lake Ouachita. He was known as Ouachita’s best barefoot water skier. He reminded us daily to “Love one another” and he led by example. He was BIGGER than life.
He is survived by his wife, Tara Allday of Atlanta, Texas, his four children, Cristi Hoyt and husband Josh of Texarkana, Texas, Ashley Klimaszewski and husband Kyle of New Boston, Texas, William David Allday Jr. and wife Ashley of Texarkana, Texas, John Hunter and wife Carly of New Boston, Texas; step-daughter, Peyton Adcock of Atlanta, Texas; five grandchildren, Harper Hoyt, Haven Hoyt, John Mack Allday, Tripp Allday, Braiden Klimaszewski; brother, Louis Franklin Allday VII and wife Becky of Atlanta, Texas; sister, Judith Allday Russell and husband Charles of Dallas, Texas; nephews, Franklin Allday and wife Lauren of Spring, Texas, Matthew Elliott and wife Tiffany Kathryn of Windsor, Colorado, Isaac Allday of Atlanta, Texas and Andrew Allday of Atlanta, Texas.
Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Saturday, June 13, 2020 at First Baptist Church, Atlanta, under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service, with Bro. Dale Perkins officiating.
Visitation will be Friday, June 12, 2020 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Hanner Funeral Service.
Interment will be in Queen City Cemetery.
“I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.” – Leo Puscaglia