J.B. Featherston, 85, of Piggott, Ark., passed away July 18, 2017, at the Piggott Community Hospital, in Piggott. He was born on August 25, 1931, in Greenway, Ark., the son of Douglas and Nora and beloved brother to Vonnell, Mozella, Carlene, Carlos, Raymond, Don, James, Wayne and Junior.
He married Margaret Grace on Jan. 25, 1956, and together they had two sons in Michigan. He and Grace returned to Piggott in 1984 and was a faithful friend and member of the General Baptist Church.
He is survived by his sons, Michael and wife Sonia of San Jose, Calif. and Kenneth Featherston of Chicago, Ill.; two grandchildren, Marilyn and husband Aaron Silcox and Timothy and wife Monique Featherston, all of San Jose, Calif.; two brothers, James and Don Featherston; a sister, Vonnell Dickerson; and he also leaves behind many other loved friends and relatives.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 21, with the funeral service immediately following, at the First General Baptist Church in Piggott. Chris Brantley and Jack Cole will officiate. Burial will be held in Piggott Cemetery, in Piggott. Pallbearers are Larry Featherston, Jerry Featherston, Tim Featherston, Jim Featherston, Tim Boyd and Brent Yager. Honorary pallbearers are Fred Scheffler, Larry Holcomb, Gayle Simpson, Lester Edwards, Bill Davis, Gary Mann, Bob Featherston and Kirby Johnson.
Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, of Piggott, is in charge of the arrangements.