Billy Larry Phifer, 68, of Newport departed this life Tuesday May 7, 2013.

He was born November 21, 1944 to William and Lottie (Sharpe) Phifer. He was of the Baptist belief and enjoyed hunting, fishing, outdoors, oil painting, family and especially his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1983; Jacqueline Ruth Davis, parents; two sisters; Shirley Pry and husband Beaman of Lee Summit, Missouri and Brenda Sue Smith of Grubbs, Arkansas. His survivors are two daughters; Ginger West (Donny) of Jonesboro and Shelly Phifer Edwards (Don) of Carrollton, Texas, one brother-in-law; Bob Smith of Grubbs, one sister; Johnnie Ann Dalman (Fred) of Great Falls, Montana, three grandchildren; Brittany Paige West of Jonesboro, Brianna Ashten West of Jonesboro, and Jordan Michael Edwards of Carrollton, Texas, several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends, and employees of Twin Oaks Health & Rehab. Visitation will be 5:30-8:00 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013 at Dillinger Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013, 11:00-2:00 p.m. at 6022 Beaver Run Lane, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72420. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the M.S. Society. Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.