Billy Joe Brown, 77, of Waldron passed away July 23, 2018, in his home. He was born Oct. 31, 1940, in Scott County to the late Fred Wilbur and Myrtle Marie (Himes) Brown.

Billy is survived by six children, Billy Jo Brown Jr. and wife Randi of Waldron, Billy John Brown and wife Brandy of Waldron, Billy Jack Brown and wife Terra of Booneville, Billy Jason Brown and wife Christie of Waldron, Robert Henderson of Waldron and Kim Burnett and husband Charlie of Waldron; numerous grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill Brown; and many adopted grandkids along the way, who all knew him as "Papa Joe."

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert Brown and Gene Shores; and one sister, Billie Brown.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron.

Funeral will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Brother David Williams officiating. Burial will follow the service at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron.

Pallbearers will be Billy Joe Brown Jr., Billy John Brown, Billy Jack Brown, Billy Jason Brown, Robert Henderson, James Morgan, Billy Zackery Brown and Chris Bennett.

Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Lane Brown, Brayden Houston, Tristen Brumbelow, Jerry Bob Metcalf, Bob Ammons, Buck Matthews, Tommy Joe Ballard and John Cox.

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