of Jonesboro, AR
May 29, 1955 - July 3, 2022
Joe Roy Kilburn, 67, of Jonesboro departed his life on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Joe was born May 29, 1955 in Osceola, AR to parents Joe Edd Kilburn and Barbara Poag Johnson. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle and being at the lake. Later in life when he was unable to go to the lake, Joe enjoyed watching wildlife and the changing of the seasons on his game cameras in the comfort of his home. Joe is survived by his significant other of 30 years, Eileen Allen of the home; daughters, Donna Kilburn of Trumann and Roy August Gibson of Jonesboro; grandson, Cody Gibson of Trumann; sister, Lynn (Sam) Jones of Wilson; chosen brothers, Dennis Dreyer and Mark Poag. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of life will be held at Roller-Swift Funeral Home on Saturday July 9, 2022 with visitation from 9:30am-10:30am and the service to follow. The burial will be at Ermen Lane Cemetery. In lieu of flower memorials could be sent to St. Jude's Research Center.
LYNN SOM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS!!! GOD BLESS AND PRAYERS
So sorry to hear about Joe's passing. He and I worked at ASU around the same time. I remember he had a love for motorcycles, riding around Osceola. Sending prayers to his family and friends,
Donna and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.
Our sincere condolences to Lynn and his wife and family! We were good friends with Joe forever. Great memories from school and have been in contact with him for years. Such a sweet soul that lived life on his terms. He loved motorcycles and had one most of his life! We love him and he will be missed so much!
RIP Joe . I enjoyed working with you . Prayers to the family .
Hated to hear this about Joe! Worked with Joe for many years at Arkansas State University and was a good freind. Too the family,may God continue to Bless you all...
Joe, Shayla, Eric, and I were classmates from elementary school through 12th grade (Osceola High School ‘73). Joe was a true friend, a kind and generous soul. He was everyone’s friend. If you had a need, Joe would do what he could to help and never expect anything in return. We will miss him.
Joe was definitely a one of kind person, being able to know him from his years at ASU up till his retirement we did stay in touch thru his enthusiasm of the wildlife cameras on his property, he will be missed.
Joe was a great guy. We started school together in Keiser.Rest in Peace Joe.Michael
Mr. Joe you will definitely be missed and glad that I got to know you over the years. Definitely will miss the wildlife pictures of the deer and turkey on your tract. Rest easy Mr. Joe and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Donna, So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Eileen , Lynn and family so sad for the loss of Joe. He was a dear friend and will miss his friendship greatly.
Condolences to Family and Friends, would like to attend celebration of Life for Joe Roy, Health and Distance to place of Celebration of Life will not permit. We will be Thinking about Family and everyone and may God be with all.
I remember Joe, from school in Osceola, and his beautiful sister, Lynn,. Prayers for his wife, and daughters.
So sad to hear of the lost of great friendGod Speed
Lynn & family my heart is broken for all of you in the loss of Joe. May you have fond memories always. He will be dearly missed. Prayer & love sent from Texas.Love,Becky & Danny