Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Obituaries

March 13, 2013

Billy James McNabb

Billy James McNabb, a resident of Corsicana, went to be with Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior, on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the age of 87.

He was born Sept. 29, 1925 in Silver City, to Homer E. and Edna L. McNabb.

Billy graduated from Emhouse High School, attended Navarro College (where he was a member of the original Barracks Bunch that began Navarro College) and East Texas University. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he voluntarily enlisted in the U. S. Navy and was stationed in the Phillippine Islands (Samara). During an assignment he was injured, and spent three months in various naval hospitals and was presented the distinguished Purple Heart Award prior to his honorable discharge in 1945. He was one of many thousands of military personnel to sacrifice for our freedom.

Billy married Louise Watkins on Sept. 7, 1949, and after her death in 1988, he married Doris Harris on May 5, 1990.

He retired from the local U. S. Postal Service after 28 years of service. Billy was a true Christian gentleman who touched many lives, and was a faithful member of Northside Baptist Church in excess of 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Edna McNabb; brother and sister-in-law, Bronnie F. and Jo Ann McNabb; nephew, Bronnie F. McNabb Jr.; both wives, and other family members.

Survivors include his step-daughter, Pat Haba and husband Raymond; step-grandson, Mike Adams and wife Cherie'; step great-grandchildren, Brooke and Trae Adams; step great-great-grandchild, Brandon Seals; several cousins, nieces and nephews; step-daughter, Carole Davenport and husband H. M; step-son, Ron Harris and wife Lynn; step-grandchildren, Shana Owen and husband Dan, Sara Lasater and husband Brent, and Chris Harris and wife Beth; and step great-grandchildren, Lexie, McKenna, Corley, Emy, Sutton, Cooper and Parker.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14,2013, at Corley Funeral Home of Corsicana.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with his friend and neighbor the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Jack Bradley, Marvin Ray, Gary Gober, Freddy Thomas, Ed Formby and Wayne Nelson.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Joe Hambrick, Bill Owen, Fred Rasmussen and Mike Brashear.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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