Billy Gene Sledge

Billy Gene Sledge, 81, of Alexander passed away March 18 in Benton.  He was born July 27, 1930 in Conway to the late Miles S. Sledge and Lena Hattie Sims Sledge.  Mr. Sledge was a self-employed carpenter, and was a member of the Vimy Ridge Missionary Baptist Church.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Ellen “Fritzy” Sledge on March 4, 2012; two sons, Robert Gene Sledge, and Tony Sledge; one brother, Johnny Sledge; two grandchildren, Shane Sledge and Jennifer Wheeler. 
He is survived by his three sons, Danny Sledge and wife Vaunda, of El Paso, Andy Sledge and wife Quaye, of Bryant, and Tim Sledge and girlfriend Monica, of Mablevale; three daughters, Judy McCanless and husband Mike, of Mabelvale, Jeanette Spears and husband Roger, of Alexander and Cindy Wheeler and husband Terry, of Bryant; twenty-three Grandchildren, numerous Great-Grandchildren, and two Great-Great Grandchildren.    
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, at Vimy Ridge Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Dennis Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow at McPherson Cemetery in Sardis.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home
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