Colonel Billy Joe (BJ) McNair passed away November 30, 2018

Colonel Billy Joe (BJ) McNair, age 87 of Quitman, Arkansas passed away November 30, 2018. He was born in Quitman, Arkansas on February 25, 1931 to Johnnie and Polly McNair.

BJ served 23 years in the United States Air Force as a fighter pilot working his way up to squadron commander. He then retired back to Quitman in 1973 fo follow his second passion of being a full-time cattle rancher.

BJ is preceded in death by his first wife Kitty Clyde McNair and survived by his current wife, Donna Hutchison McNair. He is also survived by his brother Sam McNair and sons, Pat McNair and wife Holly of Quitman, Bob McNair and spouse Rick Dean of Los Angeles: Greg Hutchison and wife Paulette of Greenbrier, Mack Hutchison and wife Tina of Conway and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Greenbrier Nursing and Rehab Center for taking such great care of Billy and his family during his illness.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m.,  on Wednesday December 5, 2018 at the Mountain Top Cowboy Church in Heber Springs, Arkansas

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Air Warrior Courage Foundation Arrangements by Family Funeral Service.