Billy R. Michael Sr., 80, passed away in Killeen, Texas on July 6, 2020. Service will be from 12:00 to 1:30 PM on July 13, 2020 at Heritage Funeral Home with burial to follow at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen at 2:00 PM.
Mr. Michael was born on December 11, 1939 to Austin Michael and Lakie Overbee Michael in Pikeville, Kentucky. He graduated from High School and then completed his Associates Degree at Central Texas College. Before retiring from the Army, Billy served for 21 years as a Food Service Specialist and 3 years as a Subsistence Supply Specialist. He received several accommodations including Army commendation Medal; Army Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal (with silver 2 loop); National Defense Service Medal; Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 4); Expert (Rifle); Vietnam Service Medal (w/3 Bronze Service Stars); Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry (w/ palm).
Billy worked as a Nutrionist in Food Care after his service in the Army. He loved his family and his country. He was married to the love of his life who he cherished Karin Michael. He enjoyed fishing and his 78 Corvette Special Edition. The most precious to him are his family and spending time with his Grandson & Granddaughters.
Billy R. Michael Sr., was preceded in death by his parents Austin and Lakie Michael and his wife, Karin Michael.
He is survived by his daughter, Petra Waddell; son, Billy R. Michael Jr.; granddaughters, Jamay Michael, Jessica Hartley; grandson, Ryan McGuire; and great grandsons, Killian, Caleb, Declan, Enzo. His Siblings, Fayetta Gifford, Thomas Michael, Patty Anderson and Doris Pierce.
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