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Billy Arnold Flahrity was born on September 7, 1941 to Marion E. "Smokey" Flaharity and Laura Luninia Flaharity in Monroe, Arkansas. He married his wife, Sara Ellen, on October 31, 1958. Together they shared 51 years of marriage.

He and his wife moved to Houston, Texas in the early 1960s. Billy worked in construction as a welder for many years; however, he aspired to own and operate his own business. Throughout the years he did just that, and was an entrepreneur. During the mid 1990s, he and Sara Ellen established Roll-Ex Freightways trucking company, and successfully managed their business until they both retired.
Billy was a hard worker, and loved to help others in his community. He was an active member of the Masons, and received the honor of 32nd degree Mason. He also was a member of the Scottish Rite and Shriners. His love for the outdoors held his interest in riding horses, hunting, fishing, and taking rides on his motorcycle. He and Sara Ellen would hunt deer and squirrels every fall together. Just a few years ago, you would see Billy cruising down the street on his motorcycle with Bandit's ears flying back in the wind. Bandit was the last dog he and his wife shared; Bandit was his little buddy.

Each person has their own special story and memory of Billy, as a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends playing cards and dominoes, while he smoked a cigarette and drank a beer.maybe two! Being around Billy would always bring a smile to anyone's face, as he loved to tell stories and jokes to anyone who would take a minute to listen. Billy is the essence of a doting husband and father. He will be dearly missed.

Billy has joined his wife, Sara Ellen, and daughter, Charolette Merten, in the Heavens. He is survived by his daughters Carla McLeod and Charlene Flahrity-McManus and her husband Johnny McManus. He is also survived by his sister, Diane Davis, and brother, Wayne Flahrity, and several nieces and nephews. As well as his grandchildren: Danielle Flahrity, Stephanie Walter, Cale Merten, Ivy Trehern and her husband Terry Trehern. In addition, he has three great-grandchildren.

Until we are all together again, love always and forever.