W. R. (Billy) Stubbs, 72, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2007, at his residence in La Marque.
The family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 8:00 pm, Wednesday, December 5th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Thursday, December 6th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Galveston.
Billy was born October 23, 1935, in Gilmer, Texas, but lived most of his life in Galveston. Billy graduated from Ball High School and played baseball for the Outskirt Raiders and the American Legion Rattlers. He served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean Conflict aboard the USS Castle Rock. Billy was a pipefitter with Pipefitter’s Local #211 and worked at Farmer’s Marine Copperworks for 25 years. He was an avid sports fan, and he especially loved football and baseball. Billy was also a longtime member of the Galveston VFW.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe M. and Christine Stubbs.
Billy is survived by his wife, Theresa; daughter, Billie Joe Klein and husband, Darrett; stepdaughters: Kimberly, Leslie, Brandy, and Cassandra Brown; brother, Joe Stubbs and wife, Yvonnia; step-grandchildren: Jonathan, Jared, and Megan; nephews: Joey, Chris, and John Stubbs; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Joey Stubbs, Chris Stubbs, Tony Higgins, Gilbert Reyes, John Gerami, and Brian Granger.
Billy’s family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. David Nickeson for the excellent care he gave to Billy for so many years.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care Team, Inc., 1708 Amburn, Suite C, Texas City, TX 77591.
Billy will be sadly missed by all those who loved him, especially his doxen, Sadie.