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Billy Meier, 76, Independence, Missouri passed away August 20, 2015 at home. A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Monday, August 24, 2015 at Immanuel Baptist Church, 112 W 23rd St, Independence, Missouri. A funeral will follow at 11:00 AM. Military graveside following at Mt. Washington Cemetery, Independence, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made St Jude’s or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
Billy was born March 16, 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri and grew up in Dogpatch. He was a Army Veteran who served at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Bill is a member of the Masonic Lodge. He went to work for Sears in 1966 and retired in 1998 after 32 years. Bill spent his retirement enjoying woodworking, sail boat racing, painting, stained glass and will be remembered for his love of competition BBQ .
He is preceded in death by; parents and two brothers. Survivors include: wife of 52 years, Bette, of the home; daughters & sons-in-law, Julie & Stephen Whitfield, Independence, Missouri, Lisa & Allen Wright, Blue Springs, Missouri, Shara & Terry McNeeley, Pleasant Hill, Missouri; son, Gary Starks, Blue Springs, Missouri; sister & brother-in-law, JoAnn & Donald Nelson, Blue Springs, Missouri; brother, Tom Cameron, Kingsville, Missouri; five grandsons and one great granddaughter.
My love and prayers to you all.
Marsha Kearney says
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sandy Fischer says
My heartfelt prayers go out to Bette and all the family. Bill was such a good neighbor to us for more than 46 years.
Bob in Overland Park, Kansas says
I am grateful for the life of Mr. Meier. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.
Dorothy Sharp says
So sorry for your loss. The world won’t be the same without Billy.
REST IN PEACE TO YOU FROM BIG RUSSIAN.