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Bill Sartin

Bill Sartin
Feb. 22, 1971 – July 21, 2023
William “Bill” Allen Sartin, Jr. died July 21, 2023. The oldest son of three children to Bill and Amy Sartin, he was born Feb. 22, 1971.
Bill supported his children at sporting events. Sharing a love for the outdoors, he and his son Will could be found in the woods or in a duck blind during any open season. He was, also, extremely fond of his two grandsons, Beau and Sam, who loved riding the tractor with “Papaw Bill.”
From his performance in multiple sports, Bill, a four-year letterman, acquired numerous awards and accolades including All Division, All Area and All State titles, being named to the Clarion Ledger’s Dandy Dozen for the state of Mississippi, and being invited to play in the Mississippi and Mississippi/Alabama All Star game. In 1987, during his junior year, he helped lead the Dexter Bulldogs to a State Championship title. His performance in the State Championship game caught the attention of many college football programs, but he, ultimately, accepted Mississippi State’s full scholarship offer. His athleticism, persistence, and grit propelled him into being projected into the Top 5 football players of the 1993 class. A career-ending injury stopped him short of the 1994 NFL draft.
After college, Bill transitioned to a life of coaching. Coaching at Starkville, Brookhaven, and Meridian, Bill attained a considerable number of winning seasons. Bill turned to a career in insurance with Farm Bureau. Some of his achievements with Farm Bureau were Rookie of the Year, Agent of the Year, and numerous Life Company sales awards. He rose to a position of leadership within the Farm Bureau company winning a multitude of Agency of the Year titles.
He was baptized at an early age and rededicated in 2015.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Jimmy and Ernestine Felder of McComb and John Ray and Elise Sartin of Dexter and sister, Brooke McNeese of Jayess.
Survivors are his wife, Leigh Ann of Hernando; children, Madison Reaves (Austin) of Guntown, Morgan Sartin of Saltillo, and Will Sartin of Hernando; parents, Bill and Amy Sartin of Dexter; brother Gareth Sartin (Jessica) of Bogue Chitto; nephews, Felder and Easton Sartin of Bogue Chitto; niece, Kinley McNeese of Jayess; grandsons, Beau and Sam Reaves of Guntown; step-son, Jake Johnson of Hernando.
Donations in memory of Bill may be made to UT Methodist Transplant Unit, Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Pallbearers were Will Sartin, Brian Hicks, Wayne Herring, William Lee, Josh Miller, Daniel Bennett, Tommy Swindell, and Brooks Bumpous.
Honorary pallbearers were Sam Reaves, Beau Reaves, Austin Reaves, Gareth Sartin, Felder Sartin, Easton Sartin, Paul Lee, Johnny Copeland, Mark Guin, Tim Ball, Haston Cross, Jeffrey Rea, Jordan Wexler, and Scott Sartin.
Funeral services were July 27, 2023, at Crystal Springs Baptist Church, burial in Crystal Springs Cemetery in Tylertown, Bro. Danny Stevens officiating.
Hartman Hughes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook may be signed at

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