Billy Glenn Withers, 85, of Fountain Hill, died Sunday, May 21, 2023, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Mr. Withers was a native and lifelong resident of Fountain Hill and a 1955 graduate of Fountain Hill High School, where he excelled as a baseball and basketball player. Mr. Withers was a Veteran of the United States Army, worked as a logger and for BK&N Gas for many years. Mr. Withers was a Razorback fan and avid outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting, fishing, and running dogs. He was a member of the Eden Baptist Church. Mr. Withers was an exceptional husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved his family and was crazy about his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brittney Eads; his parents, George Dewey and Verla Melissa Bryan Withers; three brothers, Gaston Withers, Oliver Withers, and Jimmy Dale Withers, and five sisters, Hester Chandler, Christine Hays, Earline Alldread, Dorothy “Dot” Abel and Norma Frances Withers.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 61 years, Axie Nixon Withers of Fountain Hill; a son, Steve Withers and wife, Dana; a daughter, Glennis Jackson and husband, Doug, all of Crossett; his brother, Bobby Withers of Little Rock; four grandchildren, Brittani Harrington and husband, Jesse, Lance Withers and wife, Montana, Brooke Ferrell and husband, Jacob, and Brandon Eads and five great-grandchildren, Kruze, Korbyn, Savanna, Ada Wren and Maverick.
Funeral services are 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at the Eden Baptist Church with Bro. Colby Harper and Bro. J.W. Dobbins officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers are Greg Stanley, Donnie Withers, Jesse Harrington, Jacob Ferrell, Gary Alldread, and Shawn Withers. Honorary pallbearer is Ronnie Livingston. Memorials may be made to St. Jude, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Visitation will be 1:30 - 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.