Arkansas Waterways Commission

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Waterway News

Years of Service: 1999 to 2018

It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Commissioner William "Bill" Varner who passed away peacefully on November 21, 2018. From Texarkana, Mr. Varner represented the Red River on the Arkansas Waterways Commission. Mr. Varner was heavily involved in efforts to expand navigation along the Red River from Shreveport, LA to near Texarkana, AR. Mr. Varner is co-owner of Fulton Farms. He has served as chairman of the Miller County Levee Board #2, president and board member of the Miller County Farm Bureau and was active in the Arkansas Cattlemen's Association.

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