Billy John Girtman Sr.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Billy John Girtman, Sr., 81, of Piggott, Ark., passed away August 24, 2016, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born on October 22, 1934, in Cave City, Ark., and was the son of the late George and Pauline (Montgomery) Girtman.

He was united in marriage to Irma Dean Graddy on July 23, 1955, and to this union three children were born.

Billy retired from Ford Motor Company after 38 years. He was a member of South Thornton Church of Christ. He was most proud of his grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Billy John Girtman, Jr.; a brother, Ted Girtman and sister-in-law, Louise Girtman.

Survivors include his wife, Irma Dean Girtman of Piggott, Ark.; son, Troy Lynn Girtman and wife Connie of Mount Orb, Ohio; daughter, Lisa Girtman Mullins and husband Bob of Piggott, Ark.; grandchildren, Jennifer Robertson and husband Justin of Brookland, Ark., John Girtman of Erlanger, Ky., Bryan Manning and wife Mallory of Jonesboro, Ark., Stacy Girtman of Erlanger, Ky., Kourtney Smith of Brookland, Ark., Elyssa Gritman of Mount Orb, Ohio and Caleb Girtman of Mount Orb, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Natalie, Kaylee, Brody, Siddalee, Colette, Makayla, Katie and August; brothers, Paul Girtman and wife Vera of White Lake, Mich., and Jerry Girtman of Marine City, Mich. and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, in the Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, with Spencer Furby officiating. Pallbearers are Bryan Manning, Justin Robertson, Sean Graddy, Ronnie Graddy, Steve Girtman and Bob Mullins. Burial is in Piggott Cemetery in Piggott, Ark. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation is set for 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.