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John Thomas Billingsley, age 75

John Thomas Billingsley, 75, of Cabot, Arkansas went to be with his heavenly father on January 9, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones.

John was born November 22, 1946 to Naomi and Earnest Billingsley in Palestine, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Patty Brewer.

John is survived by his bride of 54 years, Jackie Billingsley; four children Candy (Mark) Dickerson, Kevin (Andrea) Billingsley, Kristi (Curtis) Thornton, Carrie Billingsley; eight grandchildren Brittany (Chris) Presson, Lacy (Tim) Babson, Dakota Billingsley, Dylan (Skye) Billingsley, Blake Dickerson, Gage Thornton, Kendall Thornton, Cassidy Thornton; seven great-grandchildren Andrew Presson, Paisley Presson, Noah Babson, Parker Babson, Wyatt Babson, Eric Billingsley, Addie Billingsley; Siblings Michael (Kay) Billingsley, Nancy (Bill) Ballard, Peggy Ford, Sue Parsley, and Ernestine (J.L.) Betts.

He also loved his fur babies Izzie and Sadie, and his grandpups Coffee, Negan, Lucille, and Copper.

John loved to spend time in the woods hunting and was like a kid in a candy store when the crappie were biting. He loved all his family and enjoyed all the time he got to spend with them.

His faith in Christ was huge and it showed. He shared that with his entire family to the end.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 14, 2022 at 9:00am following with a celebration of life at 10:00am at A Natural State Funeral Service. 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 501-982-3400


  • Joe &Karen Roberson Posted January 11, 2022 2:10 PM

    We will miss talking and waving hello to John, from one neighbor to the other. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

  • Candy Dickerson Posted January 11, 2022 3:23 PM

    Daddy I will miss you with every breath I take and I will love you always!!! Your favorite daughter Candy.

  • Donna Collier Posted January 11, 2022 3:40 PM

    Uncle John was the best man and it showed in his family. There was a peace you felt when having conversations with him. May he Rest In Peace. Love you Uncle. My sympathies are with all of the family.

  • Ladybug Posted January 11, 2022 3:41 PM

    I love and miss you so much papa!

  • James Carpenter Posted January 11, 2022 3:44 PM

    I have known John for many years when he first signed Kevin up for baseball at Rose City. I drafted Kevin for my Teeny League team. John has always been a good friend. He will certainly be missed by his family and friends.

  • Stephanie, dorthy Thornton, Shannon carter Posted January 11, 2022 3:50 PM

    Ima miss you uncle John an how you use to chase the kids with your teeth we have so many cherished memories with you. Rest in love uncle

  • Karen cook Posted January 11, 2022 4:07 PM

    uncle Johnny was a great man. love listening to him talk about hunting and fishing. He loved all his family.Prayers and hugs.

    • Tamiki Thornton,Tre’ Austin,Malcolm Wilson,Imya Williams Posted January 11, 2022 5:47 PM

      We will miss you so much we love you Rest In Love Uncle John🙏🙏🙏

  • Sonya Irving Posted January 11, 2022 7:40 PM

    I grew up spending a lot of time with the Billingsley family. Mr John was always so sweet. My thoughts and prayers are with me Jackie and Candy and the entire family! Love you all!!

  • Elizabeth House Posted January 11, 2022 8:02 PM

    Uncle Johnny was good and kind hearted man. Going to miss him talking about his hunting trips. He’ll be missed by us all. Prayers and hugs.

  • Cheri Riddle Posted January 12, 2022 2:32 AM

    May God be with you all!!! He left a legacy of examples and memories for you all , to follow and remember him by .

  • Loretta Thornton Posted January 12, 2022 10:19 PM

    So sorry! My deepest heartfelt feelings to you, Jackie, and your family! 💕🙏💕

  • Don Shaw Posted January 14, 2022 4:52 AM

    Jackie and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless you as only He can.

  • Lisa Stricklin Posted January 14, 2022 11:43 AM

    So sorry for your loss..what a wonderful man he was..praying for you guys..

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