Billy's Story

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Billy D. White, "Drywall," went to be with all those who have gone before him at 3:33 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016. He was 89 years old.
He was born May 22, 1927, in Collison, the son of Edgar and Rena (Parsons) White.
He was married to the love of his life, Phyllis, for 64 years. She passed away Feb. 10, 2016.
Billy was a very hard working man in his trade until he was in his 80s. He was a genuine man of his word and dedicated union man.
Memories are cherished by everyone who had the privilege of knowing who he was. Whether it be in his painter's whites and covered in taping mud or standing tall in his boots and hat, "Just another day" you would say, but today is a great day for we know in our hearts you wanted to go. You left us fulfilled with dignity, love, and kindness.
Billy is survived by his daughter, Beth Ann; sons, Eddie Dean (Julie), Joey (Heather), Wesley (Heather), and Richard Onley; grandchildren, Charity, Jessica, Jake, Dustin, Alexus, Zachariah, Emalee, Tyler Strako and Logan Kirby; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, parents and son, David, "Billy."
A celebration of Billy's life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel, 414 S. State St., Westville. Pastor James Wagahoff will officiate. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest beside his wife at Sunset Memorial Park, Danville.
Please join his family in sharing memories on his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on August 2, 2016
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