Billy Mack Gaulden, 78, of Marion, AR, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019. He was born April 24, 1941, to Alfred and Izetta Gaulden. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, auto body work and was a huge baseball fan for the Kansas City Royals baseball team.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marie Gaulden; brothers, Rick Noel and Wayne Noel; and son in law, Bobby Griggs.
Survivors include his son and daughter in law, Gaylon and Alice Gaulden of Marion, AR.; daughter, Tammy Gaulden Griggs of Paragould; brothers and sisters in law, Larry and Bonnie Noel of St. Charles MO and Perry and Vickie Noel of Paragould; sisters and brother-in-law, Roberta and Larry Crockett of Columbia, MO and Teresa Holt of Paragould; 5 grandchildren, Justin Laffoon, Eli Wenzel, Jacob Gaulden, Lacey Griggs and Maddison Griggs; 3 great-grandchildren, Gabe, Faith and Grace Gaulden; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Center Hill Chapel of Phillips Funeral Home with Billy Dowdy officiating. Burial will follow at New Friendship Cemetery.
Josh Noel, Zach Noel, Cody Noel, Nathan Hickson, Keith Hensley and Randy Broadaway will serve as pallbearers. Justin Laffoon and Keith Morgan will serve as honorary pallbearers.