Billy Wayne Burdin

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Billy Wayne Burdin, 74, of Rector passed away Jan. 14, 2012, at The Med in Memphis, Tenn.

He was born Aug. 4, 1937, to Archie and Goldie (Arnold) Burdin. He enjoyed working on old cars and trucks.

Preceding Billy in death was his father, Archie Burdin; two grandchildren, Taylor Shay Burdin and Aubrey Elizabeth Burdin; two brothers, Jackie Burdin and Roger Dale Burdin, and a sister, Mary Jane Roberts.

He is survived by his wife, Diane (Banks) Burdin; his mother, Goldie Arnold of Kennett; two sons and daughters-in-law, Walter Wayne Burdin and Stephonie of Oak Grove and Scotty Lee Burdin and Darla of Paragould; six daughters, Candy Mitchell of Rector, Darlene Bailey of Hayti, Debbie Howe of Kennett, Sue Regear of Kennett, Billie Minyard of Blytheville and Brenda Williams of Blytheville; five grandchildren, Dustin Smith, Kyle Burdin, Lacie Mitchell, Destiny Burdin and Austin Burdin, along with numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Ricky Burdin of Kennett, and a sister, Carolyn Hunter of Kennett.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Irby Funeral Home in Rector. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at the funeral home. Interment will be at Woodland Heights Cemetery.

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