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Fort Smith, AR | 72901
479-646-5555
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
479-474-2523
Billy Wilkins
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Obituary for Billy Joe Wilkins

Billy Joe Wilkins
Billy Joe Wilkins, 92, of Mulberry, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in his home. He was a retired City Building Inspector for the City of Van Buren, a U. S. Army Veteran serving during World War II with the 321st Glider Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Airborne Division and U.S. Navy Reserves, a member of the Van Buren Masonic Lodge #6 and of the Baptist Faith. He was born May 11, 1925 in Van Buren, AR to the late J. T. and Carrie (Bowers) Wilkins. He was also preceded in death by several sisters and brothers.
Funeral service will be 10:00 A. M. Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Ocker Chapel of Alma with interment in Mulberry New Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Wilkins of the home; one daughter, Kay Baxter and husband Gary of Mulberry, AR; one son, Doug Wilkins and wife Marty of Mulberry, AR; two sisters, Elizabeth Adams of Monroe, LA and Sue Ivey of Oklahoma City, OK; one brother, Johnny Wilkins and wife Phil of Van Buren, AR; 7 grandchildren, Gary R. (Stephani) Baxter, Dayna (Mark) Lewis, Chad (Teika) Wilkins, Rebecca (Gary) Whittington, Aubri (Shawn) Walsh, Daniel McBryde and Ashley McBryde; Great Grandchildren, Ethan, Sarah Grace, Lily, KatyBeth, KaraLyse, Adam, Magdalen, Austin (Sydnie), Brandon, Tanner, Allyson, Breanna, Conner, Nate, Avery.
Pallbearers will be Grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The family will visit with friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 1, 2017 at Ocker Funeral Home of Alma, 917 Hwy. 64 East, Alma, AR.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Mulberry Public Library, 207 N. Main, Mulberry, AR 72947 or to the Gospel Rescue Mission, 201 Drennan Street, Van Buren, AR 72956.

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