Bill Burchfield was born and raised in Halley, Arkansas. In 1967, he graduated from Arkansas A&M College, now the University of Arkansas at Monticello, with a double major in History and English. Bill began a 38-year teaching career at Dermott High School and earned a Master's degree from Arkansas State University in 1975.
Over the past 12 years, Bill has been involved with the many tasks associated with funeral services and upon retiring from public school teaching in 2005, he has worked a large majority of funerals by Stephenson-Dearman. As Bill puts it, "I don't like death, but I enjoy helping families take care of some of the needs brought on by death." He believes this company is one of the finest of its kind in our state and is honored to be a part of its staff.
Bill and his wife, the former Beverly Camp of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, have one daughter, and one granddaughter. They are members of Pauline Missionary Baptist Church, where they play the piano and organ for many of the services. Bill serves as a deacon and teaches a Senior Adult Sunday School class.