Billy Joe Thornberry, age 64, passed away Tuesday April 22, 2014. He was born February 6, 1950 in Twist. Billy was retired from International Paper, an avid hunter, a devoted husband, having married the love of his life, Angela Purcell on July 5, 1986. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents, J. T. Thornberry and Jessie Mae Grady Thornberry.
He is survived by his wife, Angela Thornberry of Vilonia; son, Ricky Thornberry of Oklahoma; daughter, Stacy Duck of Benton; brothers, Gary Thornberry, of Central, Arkansas; J. T. Thornberry Jr., of Glen Rose; sister, Brenda Pettus of Benton; three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, a special niece, Jordyn Hooks.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 25 at Ashby Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Fair Play Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at Ashby’s.
Online guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com