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Billy Joe Williams, “Big Joe” 88

Billy Joe Williams, “Big Joe” 88, of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed away September 28, 2021. He was born May 8, 1933, in Boydale, Arkansas to the late William Lunsford Williams and Annie Mae Williams.

Billy was a member of Church of Christ, an avid fisherman, salesman, and jokester. He was a very generous man who loved country music and diet Dr. Pepper, could sell Ice to an Eskimo, and loved his food cooked in a cast iron skillet.

Billy is proceeded in death by his wife Joyce V. Williams, his parents, four brothers and two sisters.

Billy leaves behind his children Diane (Kevin) Covell of Sherwood and J.W. (Rita) Williams of North Little Rock; sister Nancy Ruth Holton of West Monroe, Louisiana; Grandchildren Michael Miller of Cabot, Mandy Gray of North Little Rock, and Katie Marie Williams of Bryant; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson on the way; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be Wednesday, October 6, 2021, from 11:30 – 12:30 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville. Graveside Service will follow at 1:00 P.M. at Rest Hills Cemetery, 7724 Landers Road, North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Ima Allen Posted September 29, 2021 6:14 PM

    Praying for the family

  • Louisa Diaz Posted September 29, 2021 6:17 PM

    Prayers to you and your family.

  • Michael miller Posted September 29, 2021 6:27 PM

    Man it doesn’t seem real for you to be gone! My hero one of my best friends the one I could always count on if I needed something. I love you pawpaw. Till we meet again…..

  • Diane Covell Posted September 29, 2021 6:30 PM

    Daddy I will miss you so much. You are up there flying high with momma. I love you and I’m glad God loves you and you are no longer in pain. R I P DADDY.

  • James Gilreath Posted September 29, 2021 6:55 PM

    Sorry for your loss I remember loosing my Dad you will never get over it but you will learn to Accept it

  • Rita Williams Posted September 29, 2021 6:59 PM

    R.I.L Big Joe you will surely be missed by many.. I love you!!!!

  • Carmen Gizzi Posted September 29, 2021 7:08 PM

    Prayers to you and you family

  • Michele (AKA ICU/ER NURSE) Posted September 29, 2021 7:09 PM

    JW , may God hold you and your family tight during this difficult time. Peace be with you all.

  • jim cope Posted September 29, 2021 7:25 PM


  • Dianne and Manny Gonzalez Posted September 29, 2021 7:28 PM

    RIP Big Joe we will certainly miss seeing you at the flea Market.

  • Mark R Desjardin Posted September 29, 2021 7:32 PM

    Dear Sir, I know that you were very deeply loved. God Bless your soul and may you rest in Peace with all Gods Angels.

  • Don Miller Posted September 29, 2021 7:35 PM

    JW-I am thinking of you and your family

  • Chandra A from Colorado Posted September 29, 2021 7:37 PM

    Love and prayers for all the family ❤️🙏❤️

  • Dennis Conklin Posted September 29, 2021 8:14 PM

    Sorry for ur loss prayers are with u and ur family

  • Dennis Conklin Posted September 29, 2021 8:15 PM

    Sorry for ur loss prayers🙏🙏

  • Kevin Covell Posted September 29, 2021 8:20 PM

    You were the best father in law a guy could ask for ! You will be missed and you are very loved . Say Hi to momma Joyce for me , We love you and miss you . Just remember when you set your booth up in heaven …. Sell , Sell , Sell !

  • Regina Morgan Posted September 29, 2021 8:39 PM

    Sending my prayers, love, condolences!
    Big Joe you will truly be missed but we will all meet again one day in Heaven.

  • Jeff Black Posted September 29, 2021 8:43 PM

    Bill William’s May you Reset in Peace sir , I never got the chance to meet you ,much to my regret, , Blessed brother ,
    Your fight has come to a close , May your Eternity be glorious..

  • Jason Charles Posted September 29, 2021 9:26 PM

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Diane S Posted September 29, 2021 10:03 PM

    Billy it was a pleasure meeting you on JW’S Youtube channel. May you rest in peace.

  • Renae Wall Posted September 29, 2021 11:31 PM

    Heaven Gained Another Angel! JW, Rita and Family: I’ve never met your Dad. But, just talking to JW I see what a wonderful Dad you must have been! Our loss is Heaven’s gain! May God Bless you all and comfort you. In your great loss! My sincere condolences from NC to you.

  • Cathy Schmerr AKA Catterwonkey Posted September 30, 2021 12:21 AM

    Billy is home with lord and his wife. My prayers and sincerest condolences to the family. Lots of love to you all. GOD BLESS.

  • Laura Craigo Posted September 30, 2021 4:31 AM

    JW and DIANE I am very sorry for your loss,God is watching over you.

  • Robert Blankenship Posted September 30, 2021 5:52 AM

    Prayers and love ArkWildman

  • Blanche Taylor Posted September 30, 2021 8:19 AM

    R.i.p.💐,fly high and Happy on the other side ,Amen

  • Laura Posted September 30, 2021 11:08 AM

    JW, my thoughts and prayers are with you all right now. I know this pain all to well my friend. But the Lord knows all, and He has His arms around u. God bless u & ur family.

  • Curtis ( Bubba) Williams Posted September 30, 2021 11:49 AM

    Uncle Joe, I remember the rabbit hunts and the snake shoots at the canals, among other memories

  • paul watkins jr. Posted September 30, 2021 12:17 PM

    prayers my friend – let me know if you need anything.

  • Bob and Denyse Rhodes Posted September 30, 2021 4:47 PM

    “May God turn your time of darkness into light again. May He stay by your side during this difficult time.”

  • Carla Baggett Posted September 30, 2021 4:55 PM

    We will surely miss Joe. Prayers for the family. Hugs and love from Sam and Carla Baggett

  • Francine 369 Posted September 30, 2021 8:35 PM

    Dear Mr. JW,

    Your parents brought America a gift when you were born: You! May God comfort you and your family and strengthen you, Brave one! God Bless you and your family.
    You are fortunate to have had such wonderful parents.

    My sincere condolences,

  • Francine 369 Posted September 30, 2021 8:37 PM

    I don’t know him, but Mr. Billy Joe Williams sure is special soul! My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • Lisa Randolph Posted September 30, 2021 9:02 PM

    Let the memories of your father provide you with comfort and serve as guidance. Gods Grace and Blessings to you and your family.

  • Dee McLemore Posted September 30, 2021 10:12 PM

    Thoughts and prayers to the family. Over the years I know Ms Diane who I have known many years would talk about all the wonderful times she shared with her daddy. She just glowed talking about her sweet mom and dad. Mr Williams was called home but has left family and friends here with I know many awesome stories / memories until one day he reunites with his family again . Continued prayers of comfort for the family .🙏🏻

  • katie williams Posted September 30, 2021 10:32 PM

    R.I.L to the best papa in the world. I love you so much and miss you even more! Fly high up in Heaven with Nanny!

  • DEBORAH MABRY (Wood Burning) Posted October 1, 2021 10:39 AM

    Never met Big Joe, but he raised a special son. Prayers for you and all of your family JW. Big Joe must have surely been something else, a special gift to all!!

  • Charlie Frame Posted October 6, 2021 12:22 AM

    Miss you ‘Big Joe’ however your Son will carry on where you left off. What a great team! Fly up in heaven with ‘Jack Russell’ I know he will be there with you! Took care of your family, what a great Dad,Husband,Grandfather, a Man we can all look up to. See you soon dear friend!

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