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Billy Gene Evans
March 11, 1939 - July 14, 2021

Billy Gene Evans, 82, of Trumann departed this life on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, AR.   He was born in Guntersville, AL to the late Luther and Laura Mae Lafarlet Evans.  Bill joined the Army in 1956 stationed at Fort Chaffee, AR for 6months then spent 6 years in the Army Reserve.  He married the “Love of His Life” December 11, 1959 Norma Fay Davis.  Bill was a color stylist and worked on Market Samples for The Singer Co in Trumann for 25 years.  Then went to work for Guardsman Chemical’s and was a Sales and Service Representative at Riverside Furniture in Fort Smith, AR for 21 years.  Valspar Corp. bought out Guardsman Chemicals and Bill retired from Valspar Corp in 2004.  Then he and Norma moved back to Trumann to be near their family.   He was preceded in death by two sisters, Beatrice Holt and Patsy Hartsell; in-laws, Bill and Clara Davis and his parents.       He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Norma Evans of the home; one daughter, Amanda (Rick) Atkins of Trumann;  two granddaughters, Brittany (Joey) Payne and Tyler Jade (Justin) Muse; three great-grandchildren, Maddi (Tyler) Burgess, Maverick Atkins and Evan Muse; three sisters, Sadie Carter of Trumann, Bonnie Fallon and Barbara Kling both of Marked Tree; one brother-in-law, ”brother” John (Karen) Davis of West Plains, MO and many nephews and nieces.       The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.  Celebration of Life will follow at 1:00 in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home with Rev. W.C. " Dub" Holt and Darrel Miller officiating.   Burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, AR. Pallbearers will be  Jeffery Cater, Jeffery Davis, John Paul Davis, Garren Davis, Dennis Carter, Dustin Rhoads.  Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Rhoads, Justin Muse, Randy Bowers, and Bobby Maloney.        In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, face masks or other facial covering is optional and social distancing will be required.        An online guest book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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Visitation

July 17, 2021
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472
(870)483-6311

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Funeral Service

July 17, 2021
01:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472
(870)483-6311

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  1. Chris Perry, Van Buren says

    So, so sad that the Lord called Bill home. I remember several years of being in "market samples hell" with him at Singer. I always cherished Bill as a friend and I will miss being able to reach out and visit him via cell phone. I am keeping Miss Norma and Amanda, as well as, Bill's extended family in prayers for the Lord's comfort during this most difficult time of grieving. May the Lord Bless You and Yours, Chris

  2. Peggy Greenwell, Trumann says

    One of the nicest, loving neighbors there ever was.

  3. Danny and April Adams, Trumann, AR says

    Danny and I are sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you darling.

  4. Susan Macefe, Marked Tree says

    Norma, I'm so sorry about Bill's passing, it's been a very difficult journey the last few years and he's earned his wings now. He will be missed

  5. Johnnie Kendall Mitchusson, Star City Arkansas says

    Sending condolences

  6. Sharron Turman, Jonesboro says

    Norma, Amanda and family- my heart is breaking for you. My prayers are fir comfort and peace in the coming days. Bill was truly “one of the good ones”.

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