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Billy F. Kay (04-04-2013)
Funeral services for Mr. Billy F. Kay, 77 of Farmerville, LA, were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Farmerville, with Rev. Kurt Auger and Rev. Ronnie Parks officiating. Interment followed with Masonic Rites at Henry Cemetery in Hico, Louisiana under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville. Visitation was Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church. He passed away at Grace Home Hospice in Shreveport, Louisiana on March 25, 2013.
Billy was born on July 25, 1935. He graduated from Hico High School, then earned a B.S. in Education from Louisiana Tech University and a Masters Degree plus 30 from Northeast Louisiana University. He began his career in education in 1959 with West Carroll Parish School Board where he was a teacher and a coach at Forest High School, Principal at Goodwill Jr. High School and served as Superintendent until his retirement in December, 1988. After his retirement, he and his wife Jean moved to Farmerville and built a retirement home on Lake DíArbonne. He enjoyed gardening and fishing and was an active member of Northeast La. Retired Superintendents Association. He and Jean enjoyed hosting an annual fish fry for the members at their home. As an active member of First Baptist Church he was a teacher of the Senior Adult Menís Sunday school class. He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Jean Farrar Kay, children, Cindy Hampton and husband Bruce, Sara Wilhite and husband Kenneth, and son Billy David Kay, grandchildren, Drew Hampton and wife Chelsea, Judith Hampton, Andy Wilhite, Aaron Wilhite, Austin Kay, Todd Kay and McKennie Kay, and one great-granddaughter, Emoree Hampton, sister, Bobbie Miears, brother Roland Kay and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Willie Mae Kay and brother, Clyde Kay.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Drew Hampton, Andy Wilhite, Aaron Wilhite, Austin Kay, future grandson-in-law, Chris Kozik and nephew Mark Kay.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Senior Adult Menís Class at First Baptist Church and members of the Northeast La. Retirement Superintendents Association.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christus Schumpert Community Hospice and Grace Home at One Saint Mary Place, Shreveport, LA. 71101.
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