W.R. "Billy" Childress (10/3/1943 - 6/28/2018)

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A funeral service for W.R. "Billy" Childress, age 74, of Troup, is scheduled at 4 o'clock in the afternoon Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Concord Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Concord. Rev. Jason Taylor and Rev. Dale Taylor will officiate. He will be laid to rest at Concord Cemetery in Troup. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

He passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Tyler.

Billy was born October 3, 1943 in Concord, Texas.

He worked as a pipefitter for Texas Eastman and retired after 35 years. For 20 + years, Billy was past President of Concord Cemetery Board.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Childress and his parents, Archie and Ruth Childress.

Left to cherish his memory is his son, Kevin Childress and wife Beverly of Henderson; daughter, Kathy Beam and fiance Brad Forester of LaRue; brother, Ronald Childress and wife Glenda of Troup; sister, Donna Jean Waldrup and husband Phil of New Summerfield. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Kyla Childress, Kristin Beam, Kourtney Childress and Kolton Beam; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Childress, Chance Waggoner, Eric Anderson, Shelby Anderson, Shannon Anderson, Russell Duval, Jason Murphy, Don Perry, Bobby Davila and Michael Waggoner.

Visitation will begin on Saturday, June 30, 2018 and friends are cordially invited to visit with Billy's family from 5 to 7 o'clock in the evening at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

Rather than customary condolences, memorials may be made to Concord Cemetery, 174 CR 4705, Troup, Texas 75789 or Hospice of East Texas 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701.

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1025 Se Loop 456
Jacksonville, TX 75766
(903) 586-6262
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on June 30, 2018
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