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Wilson, Billie Edward

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April 5, 1926 - October 6, 2015

Wilson, Billie Edward

Billie Edward Wilson of Farmers Branch passed away on  October 6,2015 at the age of 89.  He was born on April 5, 1926 to Lethel and Jazie Wilson in Lone Oak Texas.

On January 20, 1956,  he married Virginia Mae West and lived in Farmers Branch.    Billie attended Valley View Baptist Church for many years before moving to First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch and was a faithful servant of the Lord.

Billie served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He loved to travel and also loved to hunt.  Billie took great pleasure of joining and attending the James A. Smith Masonic Lodge in Farmers Branch. He worked as a truck driver and on the loading dock for many years before retiring. After retirement he had a lawn care service for several years.

He is survived by a son, Ben F. Wilson and daughter-in-law, Sandra Wilson of Cleburne; daughter, Caroline M. Pallitta and son-in-law, Pat Pallitta of Farmers Branch; two sisters, Pat Regan of Garland and Lorene Davis of Garland; 6 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by Virginia Mae in 2012,  his father, Lethel Wilson; mother, Jazie Wilson; brothers, George Wilson and Denton Wilson; daughter, Sharon Mills; sons, Lester Wilson and Larry Wilson.

Visitation will be on Tuesday , October 13, 2015 from 6-8 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at  11:30 am in the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.  Followed by a brief service with military honors, at 2 pm at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, Texas 75211.

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Lawrence, Denise and Ashley Ott

October 10, 2015 8:43PM

Bill is the reason we joined Valley View Baptist several years ago. We met him when we lived in Farmers Branch and was kinda, sorta looking for a church. He just happened to be at Valley View mowing the lawn when we stopped in to talk to him. Because he was so nice and inviting we came to church there within the following couple of weeks. We became friends instantly. It wasn't long after that he was able to retire himself of doing the church lawn upkeep because Lawrence volunteered to do it and give Bill a much needed rest. We will forever be grateful to Bill for taking the time to talk to us that day. He will be truly missed. RIP Bill....we love you!

joe murry

October 10, 2015 7:16PM

Goodbye my friend, see you in heaven someday. Yvonda and I will miss that big smile each year at the reunion.

Susan Bruckhoff

October 10, 2015 2:22PM

Bill was a good friend and faithful Christian. We ate lots of meals together and drank lots of coffee. Rich and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to him for getting us together. I always told him it was his fault and he always got a big laugh out of it. We'll miss you! Tell all our loved ones hello in Heaven.