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Donald N. Kilby, 83

Donald N. Kilby, age 83, of Ward passed away on Saturday, December 16th. He was born on June 1, 1934 in Bethany, New York to the late Fredrick Phillip Kilby and Reta Belle Ayrault-Kilby.

He is preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.

Donald is survived by his loving devoted wife of 57 years  Sharron Kilby, his children Donna Spaventa (Mike), Donald Gabreath (Linda), Richard Kilby (Lela), Constance Jackson (Stephen), Jeffery Kilby (Marie), and Patricia Schmigel (Joseph).  He leaves behind his twenty-five grandchildren, fifty-four great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.  He will be missed by a host of others including his nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 12:00 P.M. until 1:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.  Funeral services will begin at 1:00 P.M. with burial to follow at Serenity Garden, Jacksonville, Arkansas.


  • Stephen Jackson Posted December 19, 2017 2:17 PM

    Dad, I won’t be there for your wake, but I’m glad I saw you in October. I sure gonna miss you. Thank you for giving me your blessing in marring your daughter. But best of all letting me be part of your family. I hope to see u again someday. Your son-in-law Steve

  • Terry and Sue Irrera Posted December 19, 2017 3:45 PM

    So sadly missed. Love and prayers to the family

  • Shelly Posted December 19, 2017 4:00 PM

    So very sorry for the loss of Uncle Don. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Take comfort in the peace he now knows. Love you to you all with an especially big hug for Aunt Sharron!

  • Bob Williams Posted December 19, 2017 5:02 PM

    Sending prayers to the family rest in peace Uncle Don I know someday we’ll see each other again until then you are in great hands the best hands around you are no longer in pain no more

  • Jeff and Marie Kilby Posted December 19, 2017 5:58 PM

    Dad my heart aches I didn’t get to see you but knowing you are at peace well again watching our family from above eases my pain… And I have your clone taking care of me here on earth.. We love and will miss you… Jeff and your favorite Rebel Marie

  • Marie & Steve Cone Posted December 19, 2017 7:06 PM

    We are sorry about the loss of Uncle Don. Thoughts, prayers and love to all of you.

  • Donna J Spaventa Posted December 19, 2017 7:07 PM

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. I know he will be missed. Take good care of your Mom.

  • Justin Parker and family Posted December 19, 2017 7:19 PM

    Grandpa was always a caring and loving person everytime I had the pleasure and privelage to go and visit him. Nothing but great memories I have of him. He will always be in my heart and never forgotten. We love you and will miss you grandpa.

  • Rick and Debbie Spink Posted December 21, 2017 7:36 AM

    Sure will miss you Uncle Don, thanks for all the memories and my nickname “Skebbles”. Glad I got to see you this summer. May you Rest In Peace . I am sure you have plenty of family above waiting to greet you! Stay out of trouble. Love you and will miss you

  • Trish Schuler Posted December 21, 2017 8:40 AM

    Dad “Big Guy”
    You have been the greatest dad ever. You have made me such a stronger person with learning respect for everyone. I can’t express through words how much I love you. I will be your baby forever! Know that you are loved and will always be in my heart. My memories are forever etched in my mind, which are great memories. Joey and I will miss you so much but we know that you are no longer suffering and Jesus has eased your pain. We will see each other again in Heaven. I know you will be watching over us always. Mom will be cared for very well as family is forever and you taught us that. Though our hearts are broken, we take comfort in knowing you are Home. I love you! Trish “Tootsie” and Joey

  • Connie Marie Posted December 21, 2017 8:50 AM

    I will miss u dearly. I know God has taken another Angel home. I know you will be watching over us all. You are suffering no more and I feel relief that you will be with Grandma and all your brothers and sisters. Tell them hi and we will all be together again. Love you very much.
    You can’t fire me. Haha

  • Chuck and Netta Seifert Posted December 22, 2017 7:02 AM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kilby family.

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