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Billy L Golden

December 31, 1933 — September 14, 2015

Billy L Golden

Billy Lawrence Golden, 81 of Kensett, Arkansas was born to Thad and Mary Mae (Fields) Golden in New Haven Township, Illinois on December 31, 1933 and passed away on September 14, 2015 in North Little Rock.

He served in the United States Marines. He loved fishing. Bill also known as Maverick was a world known race car driver with his famous ""Little Red Wagon"" in which he held many world records. He is in the Drag Racing Hall of Fame.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Charles Golden.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Theresa Ann Golden, three sons, Perry Ingram (Patti), John Golden (Deana), Christopher Springer (Kristina), three daughters, Shelley Hodge (Jerry), Nekie Leasure (Jeff), Karla Hurst (Carey), eleven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, two sisters, Myrtle Murphy, Altia Wilcox, two brothers, Frank Golden, Robert Golden, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be on Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Cox and Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown, Illinois. His funeral service will immediately follow at 3:00 PM. Interment will follow in Westwood Cemetery with military rites.

You may leave a note of comfort to the family at

Visitation - Sunday - September 20, 2015
Cox & Son Funeral Home - Shawneetown
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Funeral Sunday - September 20, 2015
Cox & Son Funeral Home - Shawneetown
3:00 PM
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