In memory of
Billy was born on April 29, 1928 and passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019.
Billy was raised in Portales, NM, attended and graduated from Portales High School.
He grew up working in a boot shop, worked for Southern Union Gas Company in Portales, joined the National Guard October 5, 1947, and entered active duty in 1957, retired from New Mexico National Guard in 1983 in which he was very proud to be a soldier and Officer He retired at the rank of Lt. Colonel.
Visitation hours for family and friends will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 1pm to 6pm at the Chavez Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, October 11, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Fort Sumner, NM with Rev. Rick Wilcher officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Fort Sumner Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions would greatly be appreciated to: First Baptist Church - Fort Sumner, NM, Baptist Children's Home- Portales, or Fort Sumner Cemetery Association.
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