Billy J. Hardgrave
Billy J. Hardgrave
  • September 1, 1939 - April 21, 2017
  • North Richland H, Texas

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Billy Joe Hardgrave went home peacefully to be with the Lord on April 21, 2017. Billy was born on September 1, 1939 to Chester and Lois Hardgrave in Hartman, Arkansas. He was the youngest of eight siblings. Billy moved to Texas after serving in the United States Air Force to work at Bell helicopter where he retired after 40 years. In 1976 he married Anita and also gained a stepson Dale Morris Jr. who he absolutely adored. He always supported Dale's musical endeavors taking him to many fiddler's contests to become a top notch professional musician. They had a very special bond that transcended any Father/Son relationship imaginable.

After retirement, Billy loved traveling to Arkansas to spend time with his daughter Cheryl and her family as well as his sister Myrtle. He also enjoyed spending time with his companion, Ina Simpson. Always steadfast in his faith, he spent tireless hours engaged in Bible study and discussion. Billy will always be remembered by those blessed to have known him as a man who truly lived God's word and as a dedicated selfless servant of the Lord.

He is preceded in death by his wife Anita, his parents, and 6 siblings.

Billy is survived by his children Cheryl and Willy Palmer, Dale Morris Jr. and Philippa High, and Mark and Becky Hardgrave. Grandchildren Jeremy and Jason Palmer; Marcus, Michael, Shaun, and Allison Morris; and Natalia Hardgrave. Great grandchildren Kayleesha and Milee, beloved sister Myrtle Humpreys and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 PM Wednesday, April 26, 2017. His Celebration of Life will be Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with graveside service to follow. Reverend Billy Anger will be officiating. Both services will be held at: Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home 5725 Colleyville Blvd. Colleyville ,Texas 76034.