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Billy Gene Chrisman

April 16, 1938 — June 14, 2016

Billy Gene Chrisman of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 surrounded by his family at the age of 78. Billy was born to the late Henry and Lydia (Wagner) Chrisman on April 16, 1938 in the Lamb Community. He was a member of the Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and past Superintendent.

Billy was a retired logger and farmer. He married the love of his life, Joyce Owens Chrisman on May 6, 1958 at Union Hill. He loved hunting and fishing when his health permitted. He loved taking care of his 20 beehives and selling his honey.

Billy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 58 years, Joyce of the home, one son, David Chrisman and wife Sheila of Danville, Arkansas and one daughter, Charolette Collins and husband Charles Jr. of Waldron, Arkansas. Pa Bill will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Clint and Andrea House, Dylan and Larissa House, Chelsea and Blake Defoor, Whitney and Jason Mikles, Lacy & Tim Green, Amy & Jonathon Rodola, Katelyn and Jimmy Goldsborough, Billy Chrisman, Andera Ball and Tel Millard. He will also be missed by 19 great grandchildren, one brother, Freddy Chrisman and wife Ellen, one sister, Linda Stafford and husband Paul, two sister in laws, Geraldine Chrisman and Ozella Chrisman, and one aunt Gladys Keener. Billy will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends, neighbors and loved ones.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lydia Chrisman, mother and father in law, Willo and Ules Owens, and two brothers, Eugene Chrisman and Bobby Chrisman.

Billy's life celebration will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2016 at the Union Hill Baptist Church in Union Hill, Arkansas with Rev. Sonny Hall, Rev. Zack Hale and Rev. Mark King officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Billy's pallbearers will be Dylan House, Clint House, Billy Chrisman, Blake Defoor, Greg Owens and Michael Chrisman. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Mikles, Tim Green, Bobby Chrisman, Gary Chrisman, Billy Joe Hale, Jim Daggs, Johnny Mize, Tel Millard, Jonathan Rodola, Tom Wagner, Jimmy Goldsborough, Jimmy Evans, Tim Cox and Bruce Tallmadge.

Billy's visitation will be Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where Billy's family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Cemetery Details

Union Hill Cemetery
29261 Hwy 80 East
Waldron, AR, 72958


JUN 16. 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Heritage Memorial Funeral Home

1879 West 6th Street

Waldron, AR, US, 72958

Family Will Receive Friends

JUN 16. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Heritage Memorial Funeral Home

1879 West 6th Street

Waldron, AR, US, 72958

Celebration of Life

JUN 17. 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Union Hill Freewill Baptist

Union Hill, AR, US

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