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Billy Lee Besing

December 5, 1952 - April 2, 2020


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    Connie Kniffen Betz says

    How saddened I was to see this. I was a childhood friend o Billy’s. We lived across the street on Ravenswood Dr from each other. Even shared the same birth date December 5. Only I was a year older. My sister was best friends with Dianna. My younger sister with Pam. My mother Wilma was very close to Billy’s mom Mary. The family has my deepest sympathy on the passing of Billy. Strange enough I was just texting Wayne Hoover that lived on the corner how we used to play together along with Mike Hamilton. So long friend. Until we meet in God great heaven.

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    Matthew Hawes says

    My deepest condolences to my aunt Mary, my cousins Julie and Shawn, and all the family on the loss of uncle Billy. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.

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Billy Lee Besing, 67, passed away on April 2, 2020. He was born on December 5, 1952 to Elmer Besing Jr. and Mary Houston in Evansville, Indiana.

Billy served his country in the United States Navy for 10 years and traveled all over the world. Billy loved being outdoors. He enjoyed fishing all the time at the lake by his house. He also enjoyed painting different scenery. Billy was also a member of several rock bands. Above all else, he loved spending time with his wife and his family.

Billy is survived by his wife of 47 years Mary Besing; his children Julie (Fred) Wilson and Shawn Besing (Zac Edwards); his granddaughter Katrina Wilson; his siblings Dianna (Doug) Seay and Pam Simpson; his step-siblings Mike (Jennifer) Houston and Carla (Rick) Rutledge his sisters-in-law Terry (David) Allen, Charlotte Hawes, and Kathy Able; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father Carl Houston; his parents-in-law Howard and Alta “Irene” Garrison; his sisters-in-law Joyce Reynolds and Verna Basilio; his brothers-in-law Ronnie Garrison, Danny Garrison, Steve Hawes, Pete Able, and Dot Simpson; and his longtime friend Sunny dog.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make donations in honor of Billy to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital which had a special place in his heart.