Billy Earl Wilkinson, 72, of Crossett, passed away on July 12, 2014 at Ashley County Medical Center.

He was a retired fork lift operator for Bemis, a member of American Legion Post 111 and the VFW Post 9360, a Vietnam Army Veteran and a Christian.

He was born on March 30, 1942 in Crossett  and was the son of the late William Curtis and Hettie Murphy Wilkinson.

Survivors include a son, Anthony Barnett of Little Rock; a brother, Jerry Wilkinson of Hot Springs; two sisters, Curtistine Nearn and Sue Judkins (Johnnie), all of Mt. Home; a special friend, Sue Sipes of Crossett; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Juy 17 at 10 a.m. at Pinewood Memorial Park with Jack Netherland and Anita Petitjean officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 111, 614 Ashley 249, Crossett, AR 71635 or VFW, c/o Stephen Horsman, 108 Bennett Street, Hamburg, AR 71646.