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Billy Gatewood

Billy Gatewood, 82, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas passed away at his home on Sunday, October 30, 2022.


Billy was born on May 3, 1940 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He was a son of C.B. Gatewood and Cora Gann Gatewood.  He married Sharon Leroy on May 30, 1963, in Gentry, Arkansas, celebrating 59 years of marriage.

Billy worked as a chicken catcher for Simmons Foods and had also worked for Allen’s Canning. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his free time.


He was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.


He is survived by his wife, Sharon Gatewood of the home; two daughters, Gladys Gatewood and Donna Kendrick of Siloam Springs; one sisters, Doris Sellers of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; one granddaughter, McKenzie Kendrick; and special friend, Jeff Daring of Siloam Springs; along with many other family members and friends.


The family will hold a Memorial Service for Billy at a later date to be announced. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs. To sign the online guestbook, please visit, www.backstrom-pyeatte.com..

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Remembering our friend Billy and his time here at Simmons Foods. You are all in our prayers.

Simmons Fleet Services Nov 8 2022 1:37 PM

Sharon, So very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers

Judy Cloyd Arbia Nov 2 2022 12:12 PM

My Condolences To All The Families!

Paula (Frazier)Peters Nov 1 2022 7:32 PM

Sharon and your two daughters, I will be praying for you in the days ahead. I'm so very sorry for your loss. You've been married 3 years longer than Phillip and me. May you feel the Comfort and Love from our Heavenly Father. I don't know your pain but I can imagine. God Bless you sweet girl.

Penny Rice Nov 1 2022 4:31 PM