Doyle Elliott Kilman, 79, of Walnut Ridge, died May 6, 2021, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Born Dec. 17, 1941, in Bald Knob, he was the son of the late Ernest Kilman and Ova McLaughlin Kilman. He was united in marriage to Mary Joan Williams on Feb. 12, 1971. He was a project supervisor for a geotechnical construction company. Doyle enjoyed reading and working with his hands. He loved woodworking, fixing things and building model airplanes. He was orderly, precise and loved attention to details. Doyle wanted his projects absolutely perfect.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Lawrence Emde; a son, Marty Kilman; and two brothers, Wayne and Gene Kilman.

Survivors include his wife, Joan; four children, Kimberly du Plessis (Francois) of Jonesboro, Darren Kilman (Kristin) of Jonesboro, Michele Eden (Darrell) of Bald Knob and Monty Kilman (Monica) of Bald Knob; four grandchildren, Keagan, Reagan, Kathleen and Etta; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral was Tuesday, May 11, at 3 p.m. at Bryan Chapel with Rev. Beth Perdue and Bro. Tim Campbell officiating. Pallbearers were Jorge Macias, David Whitmire, Shaun Wheeless, Francois du Plessis, Gary McLaughlin and Scott Williams. Interment was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Visitation was Tuesday, from 2 p.m. till time of the service.

An online guestbook is available at www.bryanfh. com.

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