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Willie Lloyd Wickliffe, 81

Willie Lloyd Wickliffe, 81, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 29, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. Willie was born on Tuesday, July 9, 1940, to the late Toney and Jesse Wickliffe in Lollie Bottoms, Arkansas.

Willie, better known as Mr. Bill, Dad, and Papa, was an entrepreneur, carpenter, and a craftsman. He worked as a contractor, owned a restaurant and a store, and could fix anything with duct tape and WD-40. Willie knew no stranger, and could often be found drinking coffee with his buddies at CJ’s Market or eating fried catfish in Mayflower. Willie was a true renaissance man, but more importantly, he was a christian family man. He leaves behind his loving wife of 60 ½ years, Bea Wickliffe; five beautiful children, Donna (Ronnie) Colclasure, Tony (Tracye) Wickliffe, Robert (Krystle Madru) Wickliffe, Karen Smith, and Tammy (Paul) Carmical; twelve grandchildren, Stephen Smith, Michael (Haley) Colclasure, Nichole Wickliffe, Amanda Stockli (Holly) Sholes, Seth Carmical, Hayden Smith, Jacob (Courtney Jahner) Wickliffe, Jarod Wickliffe, Logan Smith, Dalton Calclasure, Rachel Carmical, and Codi Wickliffe; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Gary Wickliffe; and too many cousins and friends to count. Willie was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, and three sisters.

The family would like to thank Karen Smith, daughter, for being Willie’s sidekick during his battle against cancer. The family would also like to thank the VA Hospital, specifically, the Oncology Department and the doctors, nurses, and staff that took care of Willie during his final days. Willie was a spunky patient, but no matter what he said or did, the doctors and nurses always loved him and his sense of humor, and treated him with kindness.

A memorial service will be held at Morgan Full Gospel Church, 14806 Marche Road, North Little Rock, Arkansas, on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.

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


  • Louisa Diaz Posted November 2, 2021 7:24 PM

    Dear Ms Bea and family,
    I want to share a memory I have about your dad and my dad..
    Your dad was running a flea market of sorts out of a store on Pike. I stopped by to get dad and take him home ,as he was selling items in the store. Somewhere they had gotten a hold of a two wheel push scooter and were taking turns riding around the front of the store on it. Before I knew it I was on it too. I know your dad is in good company up in heaven. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love Louisa Dixon Diaz.

  • Ronnie Alisha White “Lisa” Posted November 3, 2021 8:59 AM

    I have a few memories of Papaw Willie. I will alway’s carry him in my heart along with the rest of the family. I will be in prayer for comfort and peace for the entire family. I love you all

  • Jennifer, Jarrett, and Bennett Rounsaville Posted November 3, 2021 9:53 AM

    We are very sorry for your loss. We love you and are praying for you all!

  • Simpson Veronica Posted November 3, 2021 3:28 PM

    Our prayers and condolences to all of you.

  • walker christy Posted November 3, 2021 6:48 PM

    What great man ! He will be missed by many. Prayers for his family.

  • Elizabeth (Liz Carter) Woods. Posted November 3, 2021 9:00 PM

    As part of my Windermere Family it breaks my heart knowing we have lost another. I’m very sure Mr.Willie will be missed. Peace be with the Wickliffe Family.

  • Linda Torgerson Posted November 4, 2021 9:49 AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Tiger Hoover Landers Posted November 4, 2021 10:47 AM

    Bea and family,

    So sorry to hear of Willie’s passing. My heartfelt prayers go out to you all.

  • Lisa Anderson Posted November 4, 2021 6:54 PM

    Tony, Tammy, Donna and family. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all. Lisa and Keith Anderson

  • Kelly May Posted November 5, 2021 7:41 AM

    I am so sorry for your loss , we were family for a short period of time but to me that means always family. He was a great dad and husband I know that he will be missed.

  • Don Lantrip Posted November 5, 2021 4:42 PM

    Bea : Darlene and I are so sorry to hear about your family’s great loss.We will keep You and your family in our prayers 🙏🙏. Darlene and Don Lantrip

  • Pamela Moore Posted November 6, 2021 2:13 AM

    I love my cousin , he was always so sweet and funny! Sorry to all the family! Glad I saw him at our last family reunion a few years back! Take care cousins! Love you all Pam

  • Mike Brabender Posted November 6, 2021 11:51 AM

    So sorry for your loss Praying for everyone willie Be missed love y’all God bless j

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