Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saying Bye

We are heartbroken this morning to let everyone know that dad's battle with cancer ended this morning at 1:30 AM.  There is no doubt my dad was a fighter and he fought to the very end. We want to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers over the last six weeks. Your calls, messages, cards, hugs and just the smallest things have meant a lot to dad and our family.  

Our dad was a great man, well known by many. He would do anything to help anyone and had one of the biggest hearts I know. We are going to miss him dearly and his memory will live in our hearts and minds forever till we meet him again. We are rejoicing knowing that he has been healed and reunited in Heaven with Maw Maw Jo.

The family will be receiving visitors today after 6:00, for those of you who live in or around Shelby you may visit family at 1521 Sulphur Springs Rd 
in Shelby and for those of you who live in or around Lake Wylie you may visit family at 721 Anchors Bend Cove in Lake Wylie. 

16 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have been following and praying for y'all the last few weeks and will continue to do so now.

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  2. Becky... Decatur's heart breaks when yours does. We love you and we all will contiue to pray for you and yours.
    I love you.
    Ginger Peete Bramlett

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  3. So sorry to hear of this. We were so hopeful that this would have a different ending.

    God Bless,

    Greg & Jeannette Jones

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  4. I just found out of your Dad's passing on Jayski.com. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. I had prayed for a better outcome, but sadly it was not to be.

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  5. Shelly and Donny WessonApril 12, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    We are so sorry and will be praying for all the family and friends.

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  6. Billy was a ledgen & a great man. He will be truley missed!! We dnt understand why...but always have to trust God. He makes no mistakes. Ill be praying for all of u, friend's & family. Growin up, billy was always our *nascar daddy* so many good memories with him, and all the standridge family. GOD BLESS love u all ♡

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  7. Stacy m & clay spiveyApril 12, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    God bless you guys. Praying for peace and comforant durning this hard time, but never loss faith, god has a plan.

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    1. Thank You! Your prayers are greatly appreciated.

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  8. Very sorry to learn of your loss. He will be missed by many. Praying for the family and friends. God bless you all.

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  9. You and your family have my sincerest condolences. I never had the pleasure of meeting your father, but one of my best memories of him was was as a racer when he made all four restrictor-plate races in 1998, including the Daytona 500. I was so proud of him for fighting against such tall odds during NASCAR's boom. Drivers like him are what's best about this sport, and it's better now for having had him be a part of it.

    If you're interested, I wrote some of my thoughts, along with some stats on Billy's career, on my website. http://brockbeard.blogspot.com/2014/04/perseverance-and-surprise-tribute-to.html

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    1. Thank you so much. We enjoyed reading that post. It meant a lot to my family and I.

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  10. Im very sorry to read about your familys loss. Thank You for sharing Billy with us race fans. Prayers witth your family at this sad time!
    Sam Breth
    Dothan Alabama

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    1. Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers during this time.

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