Official Obituary of

Billy Wayne McCreless

March 21, 1939 ~ February 28, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Billy McCreless Obituary

Billy Wayne McCreless, 84, of Rector, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. He was born March 21, 1939, to William and Lizzie McCreless.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 58 years, Wilma McCreless; son, Kenneth McCreless; and great-granddaughter, Josie Mae Austin.

Billy was known for his love of the outdoors and his commitment to helping people in need. He found joy in working on lawn mowers and you could always find him playing good-natured pranks. His sense of humor was as infectious as it was endearing. Above all, Billy cherished the time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his special loving companion, Opal Reagans; sons, Ron (Tammy) McCreless, Darrell (Darla) McCreless; daughter, Carol Austin; sister, Judice (Hollis) Retherford; grandchildren, Hailey (Zach) Lane, Eric (Brooke) Clayton, AJ (Tabatha) Austin, Tyler Austin, Chase (Berkley) McCreless, Addison (Fuller) Chandler; and great-grandchildren, Tuck Clayton, Stella Clayton, Cash Austin, Barrett Austin, Jaiden Davis, and Reynolds McCreless.

 The family will receive friends on Friday, March 1, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Phillips Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Phillips Funeral Home with Royce Boling and Hollis Retherford officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Tyler Austin, Chase McCreless, AJ Austin, Brad Herren, Keith Medsker, and Jeff Gammon will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Flo & Phil Hospice House.

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March 1, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Phillips Funeral Home
4904 West Kingshighway
Paragould, AR 72450

Funeral Service
March 1, 2024

11:00 AM
Phillips Funeral Home
4904 West Kingshighway
Paragould, AR 72450


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