William Earl Halfacre

  • Born: August 26, 1941
  • Died: January 10, 2016
  • Location: Arrington, Tennessee

Tribute & Message From The Family

William was born on August 26, 1941 and passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016.

William was a resident of Arrington, Tennessee at the time of passing.

William was married to Deborah.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Friday January 15 2016 with the visitation one hour prior to service at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Reverend Bob Bush will officiate.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Bill and I go back to Jr. High School. I have a great picture of me sitting on his lap at one of those crazy partys you go to at that time! We lost touch for many years until I ran into him as a Publix manager.
I was so surprised when I went for a job at Windmere and there was Bill , Martha and JoAnn Wertz all who I had gone to school with at one time or another.
I loved Bill's sense of humor. I was so happy for him when he found happiness with you Deb. God bless you and your family.
Love Idola

Posted by Idola Albrecht - Newberry, FL - Friend   January 10, 2019

A message of sympathy in the loss of your dear loved one, please find comfort and strength in knowing that"God will wipe away the tears from your eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more the former things have passed away."

Posted by GS - Atlanta, GA   March 22, 2016

Everyone should be more like Bill. He was approachable, good natured, and could put you at ease with his sense of humor. He never forgot your name, or seemed to busy to chat for a few minutes. I'm glad to have known him.

Posted by Chris Tjalsma - N. Hollywood, CA   February 06, 2016

Prayers for your family. Bill was a amazing mentor to a lot of us at OPI. I feel honored to have known him. Shannon Rooney (Quinlan)

Posted by Shannon Rooney - Las Vegas, NV   February 06, 2016

I am so so sorry for Bill's passing. I know I haven't seen you guys for a long time but the memories will always be there. My prayers are with you and the family.
Jan Hawkins

Posted by A friend   January 19, 2016

Bill was one of those guys you meet and are instantly drawn to. He loved people and genuinely cared for everyone's wellbeing. I loved Bill and his sense of humor. He will always be remembered for his terms of endearment. Bill, you will be deeply missed by all those whose life you touched.

Posted by Joe Fassnacht - N.Hollywood, CA   January 19, 2016


It was an honor to have known you Bill. Your smiles, laughter and words of wisdom will be dearly miss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Debi, Kadi and family.

Posted by Bobbie and Jason Naohara - Pasadena, CA   January 19, 2016


Bill was such an influential person who inspired those around him. He had charm and was such a gentleman. He was a businessman who could see the light in the darkest days. May his family see his light and cherish the memories that he has left behind for you. Sincerely, Candyce

Posted by Candyce Westmoreland - Cordova, TN - Co Worker   January 18, 2016

I am saddened at Bill's passing. He visited my Merle Norman Studio in Altamonte Springs, FL this summer and had wonderful ideas for the Company as a whole and my individual Studio. My thoughts and prayers are with the Halfacre famly. Most Sincerely, Kathie Delaney

Posted by A friend   January 17, 2016

So sarry for your loss. Bill was an awesome man. He was one of the first people I met at OPI. We had an instant bond and mutual attraction. I will miss his wit and crazyness. RIP bill

Posted by Pamela Crudup - Ashland, MA - Friend   January 16, 2016

We are so sad to hear of Bill's passing. Bill not only had an infectious smile and laugh, but also made us feel comfortable and confident when we were in business meetings with OPI. Bill always supported us and we have a tremendous amount of respect for him. Our condolences to the Halfacre family. Rest in peace dear Bill.

Posted by Negar Hajilou - Montreal, QC   January 15, 2016

It was always great to work with you Bill - you treated everyone with so much respect & dignity. I will miss talking football with you on Mondays - no matter how good or bad our teams did. God Bless You Bill.

Posted by nick hendrickson - north hollywood, CA   January 15, 2016

My deepest sympathy to the Bill Halfacre family. Bill was a legend and touched many of our hearts and lives. I will miss his wisdom, smile and laughter. God bless you Bill, you will be sorely missed by all that love you.

Posted by Donna Wilton - Hooksett, NH   January 15, 2016

Bill had such a wonderful spirit! His love lives on through his family and those that had the honor of knowing him. Sending my heartfelt thoughts and deepest sympathy to Debbie and Kadi, his family, and all those that loved him....

Posted by Debra Dasenbrock - Franklin, TN   January 15, 2016

My deepest sympathy to Bill's family and all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Posted by Kris Ruffin    January 15, 2016

I was sad to hear of Bill's passing, I had just recently met him when he came to visit me at my Merle Norman Studio, he was so upbeat and full of ideas and he made the visit so enjoyable. My sympathy to his mother, wife, and children. May. God's peace be with all of you.

Posted by Patricia Mays - Birmingham, AL   January 15, 2016

Bill always added such a fun-spirited light to our company at OPI. He was so respected and well-loved by all his colleagues! Everything he touched turned to gold, such a wise business man, but more importantly his human relationships, that's what made him the incredible role model to me. He always brought so many smiles to everyone's faces. I couldn't help but laugh when I'd see him drive around the tiny nail polish car near the streets of OPI. Bill you'll be dearly missed, but I'll see you on the other side, enjoy the good life up there. May God bless you William Halfacre. I'll be sending blessings and prayers for your family and loved ones. Rest In Peace my friend.

Posted by Brenda Rogers - Hollywood, CA   January 14, 2016

To the family of Bill: I am sorry for your loss. I have always seen you guys at Merle Normans conventions and usually we had a flight back to nashville on the same plane, lol! Bill had come into my studio earlier this year and his presence was so calming. His ideas were great and doable. I am truly going to miss this gracious man. Not many come along like him in a lifetime. You as a family were and are still blessed!

Posted by Jennifer Morton - McMinnville, TN   January 14, 2016

Bill was a great asset to our program here and he will be missed.

Posted by Denise Stehney - Westchester, CA   January 14, 2016

Bill will always have a very special place in my heart and great memories of the time spent together, of course my memory is not near as good as Bill's was. He was so proud of his family and loved each one of you dearly. I can honestly say I would not be where I am today had it not been for Bill Halfacre. I know we will laugh together again some day. Love, Dennis & Shelly Tubbs

Posted by Shelly Tubbs - OKC, OK   January 14, 2016

so sorry mary & scott halfacre I will keep you in my prayers

Posted by sabrena dunn - knoxville, TN   January 14, 2016

Dear Halfacre Family, We always looked forward to Bills visits to us up here in Canada. He especially loved the Canolli and Italian pastries. He was a good friend and we will miss him dearly. With repect Joseph Bellotti and Paul D'Elia..Trade Secrets

Posted by Joseph Bellotti - Toronto   January 13, 2016

Sending sympathy to the family from Granville cousins. Gone too soon---

Posted by Morris & Glenda Myers - Granville, TN   January 13, 2016

Bill was an easy guy to like. A straight shooting, no bs, fun guy to be around. I was so glad when he came on board w/ Merle Norman. What an asset he was! I enjoyed talking w/ him and even enjoyed him giving me a hard time!!! Such sad news to hear he is gone. My sympathies to his mother, wife and children. Sincerely, Ollie Miller

Posted by Ollie Miller - Peru, IL   January 12, 2016

A lifetime friendship will be remembered always with love and laughter. A special husband, father and friend.
You will be missed.
May you rest in peace.
Bonnie & Steve Hass

Posted by - Ft Lauderdale, FL   January 12, 2016

We loved Bill. Bill was very instrumental in helping me in the beauty industry. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by jack Storey - Payson, AZ   January 12, 2016

Debbie, Scott and Family,
I am soooo sorry to hear of Bill's passing...
He was a remarkable man, and surely will be missed.
I will always remember the fun times we had at Windmere.
He is what made it fun...
God Bless you all, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and
family at this most difficult time in your lives.
Your Receptionist (Operator)
Gail Carreno

Posted by Gail Carreno - Pembroke Pines, FL - Good Friend Recept at Windmere   January 12, 2016

Dear Debbie and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. I don't know if you remember but we were not only fellow Windmere workers but Bill and I knew each other in Jr. High School. We all had many good times to remember at Windmere. I lost my husband John in August, so I know what you are going thru. God bless you and your family. Love Idola

Posted by idola albrecht - newberry, FL - Old friend   January 12, 2016

Dear Debbie, Scott, Todd and family,
With sad hearts we send our condolences to you and your family. We have many fond memories of Bill and hope that soon your sadness will be comforted with your memories together.

Posted by Bill & Helen Gray - Ft. Lauderdale, FL   January 11, 2016

Dear Debbie and Kadi
Bill made sure we knew you both were the most important accomplishments of his life. He loved you beyond. He left a bit of himself in everyone he touched. A remarkable man. May he rest in peace. Love and prayers to you both. Love, Marlene and Steve Lapekas

Posted by Marlene Lapekas - Stuart, FL   January 11, 2016

Bill! I will miss You!!! Working with You as a colleague was fun and positive . We meet first when I was in charge of the European sales at Sebastian, then for more than 15 years at OPI , we share the world , you with the North American sales, me everything outside the U.S . We never compete, only completed ourselves .Rest in peace Bill.

Posted by Christian Lacheny - Westlake village, CA   January 11, 2016