Billie (Bill) Joe Jordan passed away peacefully on Sept. 2, 2022, in Batesville, Arkansas, at White River Medical Center following a short illness.

Jordan was born on Feb. 29, 1936, in Gideon, Missouri, where he spent most of his childhood years. He left home in his teenage years and moved around a bit until he met Loretta Faye Willcoxson, who became his wife on Sept. 19, 1959. They made their home in St. Charles, Missouri until the birth of their first son.
Jordan did not want to raise any children in St. Louis, so they moved to Walcott, Arkansas, where he did a little farming, drove trucks, and worked other factory jobs until he started working for Cottonbelt Railroad. He retired after working 23 years with the railroad. Bill and Loretta made their home in Cherokee Village, where they both spent the rest of their days. Loretta passed in 1996 and Bill later married Bonnie (Hawkins) Jordan in Dec. 28, 2001 who survives the home.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Loretta; 5 brothers; one sister and one
Bill is survived by his wife, Bonnie; sons Joe (Kim) Jordan, Gary (Janet) Jordan, Rex (Kelly)
Jordan; daughter Belinda Jordan; stepson Tommy Hawkins; stepdaughter Melissa Hawkins; two brothers and three sisters.

Bill has 12 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.
Visitation and services were Sept. 9, 2022 at Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould, Arkansas. Interment was at Mount Zion Cemetery, 3231 Highway 141 S, Walcott, Arkansas.