Billy Gene Cargill, 94, of Batesville, AR, passed away on May 3, 2022. He was born on July 1, 1927, to Willie Porter Cargill and Ruth (Hill) Cargill.
Billy was a long-time member of Harrison Street Church of Christ and a U.S. Navy Veteran. His work career included working for Hail Dry Goods, Wonder Bread, Coca-Cola, and Playful Quarters. He enjoyed camping, listening to country music, and watching the wildlife at his home.
Billy is survived by sons, Steve Cargill and wife Judy, and Phillip Cargill; daughter, Brenda Fleetwood and husband Karrel, all of Batesville; sisters, Betty Westerfield, Freda Sims, Clara Bufford, and Jerrye Blevins; six grandchildren, Matt and Jon Fleetwood and Jesse Cargill all of Batesville, Ashley Garner of Little Rock, and Megan and Andrew Cargill of Van Buren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 72 years, Dora Cargill; his parents; five brothers; and one sister.
His family gives special thanks to Legacy Hospice and caregiver Christy Saylor.
A graveside service will be held at Mt. Zion Cemetery on Friday, May 6, 2022, at 10 AM with Steve Smith officiating and arrangements handled by Willis Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be mailed in Billy's memory to Children's Homes, Inc., 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450-3319 or made online at childrenshomes.org.