Billy M. Clanton, 86, of Crossett, died on February 4, 2018.
He was born on September 17, 1931, at Ingalls, and was the son of the late William Ruben Clanton and Juanita Hargraves Clanton.
He retired in 1996, after 41 years of service with Georgia Pacific Crossett Paper Operations and was a U. S. Air Force Korean War Veteran. In March of 2017, Mr. Clanton was recognized for 50 years of service in the Grand Lodge of Arkansas. He was a lifelong member of South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church and the widower of Lexie Phillips Clanton, who died on October 30, 2016. They were united in marriage on Nov. 22, 1955.
Also preceding him in death was his brother, Dan M. Clanton; and sister, Nettie Clanton Rainey.
Survivors include one son, Billy M. Clanton, Jr.; and one daughter, Pamala D. Clanton, both of Crossett; along with a host of other relatives.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 8 at 2 p.m. at the South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church, 2201 South Main St., Crossett with Bro. Don Justice officiating, followed by interment at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the church, prior to the service.