Billie Wilson


BONO — Billie Wilson, 92, of Bono, passed away Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Mr. Wilson was born Aug. 9, 1928, in Bald Knob to Lloyd and Hallie Bridges Wilson.

He worked for Arkansas Glass Container Corp. and was a Mason. Billie proudly served in the U.S. Navy as a seaman first class and received a Victory Medal during World War II.

Billie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alta Jean “Sissy” Puckett Wilson; a grandson, Benjamin Wilson; a great-granddaughter, Madison Jean Lenderman; two sisters, Gertie Gallaher and Lucille Kious; and three brothers, Jack, Leroy and Amos Wilson.

Those left behind to cherish the memory of Billie include his three sons, Lester (Jennifer) Wilson, Gaylon Wilson and Wesley Wilson; a daughter, Cindy Greaves; grandchildren, Christy (Larry) Lenderman; Courtney (Brian) French, Justin (Bobbie) Wilson, Rachael (Jeff) Burnett, Tyler (Amber) Wilson, Dillon Wilson and Samantha Wilson; and great-grandchildren, Wilson French, Jack French, Lacey French, Allyson Lenderman, Jacob Lenderman, Charlee Wilson, Laney Wilson, Maverick Wilson, Kelsie Wilson and Edward Wilson.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home, 1900 W. Washington Ave. in Jonesboro with Richard Akins officiating. Burial will follow in Herman Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until time of service.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Wilson, Dillon Wilson, Justin Wilson, Larry Lenderman, Jeff Burnett and Brian French.

Honorary pallbearers will include Wilson French, Jack French, Lacey French, Charlee Wilson, Allyson Lenderman, Jacob Lenderman, Laney Wilson, Maverick Wilson, Edward Wilson, Kelsie Wilson, Rachael Burnett, Christy Lenderman and Courtney French.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests lasting memorials be made to Children’s Homes Inc, 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould 72450.

We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting indoor funeral and visitation attendance while observing social distancing guidelines. All attendees must provide and wear masks upon entering and while in the building.