Billy Joe Boddie, 65, of Lexa, Arkansas passed away Saturday, April 12, 2008 in Helena. He was born August 17, 1942 in Toone, Tennessee to the late Chandler Boddie and Vernice Cupples Boddie. He worked as a tankerman in the agricultural field and later he worked in maintenance at the Isle of Capri Casino.
Mr. Boddie is survived by his wife, Sharon Groves Boddie of the home; daughter, Kayce Patton and husband, Cody, Jr., of Marion; son, Warren Boddie of Paragould; granddaughter, Mikah Patton, grandson, Kade Patton; mother, Vernice Boddie of Lexa; 5 brothers, Garland Boddie of Huntington Park, California, Jerry Boddie of Severville, Tennessee, Larry Boddie of Russellville, Floyd Boddie and Jimmy Dale Boddie, both of Dover; 5 sisters, Loyce Pinkley of Cyril, Oklahoma, Patricia Herrington of Lexa, Ann Hamilton of Helena, Ivy Long of Gainsville, Georgia, and Delora Floyd of Taylor, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his father, Chandler Boddie and a sister, Joyce Reynolds
Services for Mr. Boddie will be held Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in West Helena, Arkansas . Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Roller-Citizens. Burial will be at Central Cemetery in Lexa. Reverend Audie Richardson will officiate.
Pallbearers are Charles R. Norman, David Ray, Robert, Ray, Rufus Ray, Butch Sanford and Jason Odle. Honorary pallbearers are any former fellow employees of Riceland Foods/Quincy Soybean/ADM and the maintenance team at Isle of Capri Casino.
Services directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571.