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Edward “Ed” E. Zilkey, 61

Edward “Ed” E. Zilkey, 61, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed from this life on June 25, 2019. He was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on April 19, 1958 to the late Gene and Billy Jean Zilkey. Ed loved the Dallas Cowboys, golfing and spending time with his friends and family.

He is also preceded in death by his wife Core Sue Zilkey. Ed is survived by his three children Gena Floyd, Royce Zilkey, John Zilkey; grandchild, Gabriel Leslie; brother Rick Zilkey and a host of other family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Elks Lodge in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400


  • James Peeks Posted June 29, 2019 8:19 AM

    Ed was a good man great coworker and always willing to help a person out. Sorry to hear of his passing he will be missed, prayers for his family. And go Cowboys.

  • Alta Posted July 3, 2019 2:56 PM

    Worked with Ed many years, he was extremely kind, and always had a smile. He was a good man. Prayers for his family.

  • Greg York Posted July 14, 2019 2:58 PM

    Rest easy My Brother. You meant so much to me. Love You Brother.

  • Jimmy Sandifer Posted July 14, 2019 4:51 PM

    We’ve know Ed for many years. Met him at Red Lobster as the Bartender. Became friends instantly. Such a nice person and always had a Smile. Gonna miss ya buddy

  • Steve Colvin Posted July 14, 2019 5:01 PM

    Sorry to here about Eddie, We were close friend’s and room mates back in the day. I will see you on the Drag Strip Later Buddy.
    P.S. Royce, if you remember us, get in touch if you come to San Angelo, or send a message.

    • Gordon Estes Posted September 2, 2019 6:26 PM

      My name is Gordon Estes, I was friends with Eddie back in the day in San Angelo. So sorry to hear about his passing. I have lots of great memories with Eddie riding up and down the drag. I hadn’t seen him in 40 years. Sorry to hear this.

  • Tony Taylor Posted July 14, 2019 7:49 PM

    Rest In Peace my friend.

  • Joy Posted July 14, 2019 9:38 PM

    Ed was a special person and I will miss him.

  • Rod Bolen Posted July 15, 2019 10:43 AM

    Beautiful man and loving Heart.

  • Kris Posted July 15, 2019 11:48 AM

    EZ, I love you! Thanks for always being such a great friend to me!

    The Zilkey Family are in my thoughts.

  • Snake & Pam Smith Posted July 15, 2019 12:09 PM

    Rest Easy My Friend, Prayers for the Family.

  • Shari south Posted July 15, 2019 12:32 PM

    Rest In Peace my ole San Angelo friend

  • Cathy Merrill Posted July 15, 2019 2:41 PM

    Ride that golden highway in the sky Brother. See you when I get there.

  • Patricia bolen Posted July 15, 2019 5:56 PM

    Oh the memories I had of when I was little. Taught me my 1 st bit of Spanish… yes it was a cuss word lol… he was loving and funny and interested. I know he was loved. He was my god father I will always have a special place in my heart

  • Kristen Posted July 16, 2019 10:24 AM

    I’m glad to have known Ed! Prayers for all family and friends.

  • Martha Thorpe Posted August 5, 2019 12:01 PM

    Ed was a really sweet guy. He will be missed by many.

  • Brenda and Hershal Posted August 6, 2019 7:50 PM

    So sorry to hear this. RIP Ed.

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