Billy Dean McBurnett, 75 of Star City, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

Billy Dean McBurnett, 75 of Star City, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was born November 2, 1944 in Sheridan to the late A.L. and Juanita Golden McBurnett. He was a member of Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, where he served as an usher and was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class; was a veteran of the United States Navy; was the laundry manager for the Pine Bluff Arsenal, retiring in 2004; he was a member of the Sammie Ray Harrison VFW Post 2746 in Star City; and enjoyed collecting and hunting for “junk.”

Survivors include his wife, Karon McBurnett, who he married September 11, 1970; daughter, Kari (Randy) Newton, all of Star City; sister, Wanda Jean Bateman of Pine Bluff; 2 grandchildren, Kassidy Dean Newton and Clinton Lynn Newton; and 1 great- grandchild, Case Allen Williams.

Graveside services are 2:00PM Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Leek Cemetery with Bro. Vic McGehee and Bro. Jarrod Pettit officiating. A visitation will be held 12:30 to 1:30PM Thursday at Griffin Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675 or Fisher House Foundation, 12300 Twinbrook Pkwy #410, Rockville, MD 20852.

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Online guestbook at www.griffinfuneralservice.net.