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208 N Canton
Mexia, TX 76667
Phone: (254) 562-2887
Billy Whitener

Billy Joe Whitener

Saturday, April 22nd, 1944 - Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
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Billy Joe Whitener, 75 of Mexia passed away on June 22, 2019 at Ennis Regional Medical Center in Ennis, Texas. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church in Mexia with Reverend Michael Vestal, Brother Joey Whitener and Joe Pillow officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin, Texas. Visitation will be on Monday, June 24, 2019 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church.

Billy Joe was born April 22, 1944 in Purdon, Texas to Oscar E. and Lillie L. Whitener. He taught Bible College at White Plains Baptist Church in North Carolina and was in Nursing Home ministry in Houston and Mexia for 30 years. He worked for several years as a salesman in auto parts. He had a heart for missions and was a prayer warrior. His biggest desire was to see his family and friends saved. He loved his kids and grandkids and will be truly missed.

Billy Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar E. & Lillie L. Whitener; brother, Odom Ray Whitener and sisters, Vauda Lou (Bonnie) Hearne and Nancy Aline Witt. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Whitener of Mexia; daughter, Carolyn Williams of North Carolina; son, Joey Whitener & wife Kristie of Louisiana; grandchildren, Charity Lowe & husband Cole, Clayton Williams & wife Cayla, Colton Whitener, Jacob Whitener, Miranda Whitener and Bethany Whitener; great grandchildren, Gabriel Snead, Camie Snead, Vivian Lowe and Josalyn Lowe; brother, Ernest Whitener; brother-in-laws, Bill Hearne and Ray Smith & wife Peggy; nephew, Jason E. Whitener & wife Katie; nieces, Sara Witt, Stephany Witt, Sheila Brown and Suzie Renfro.

Serving as pallbearers will be Colton Whitener, Jamie Smith, Ray Smith, Jr. Buddy Smith, Brett Bell and Willis William. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Garner, Jacob Whitener and Randy Smith.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 24th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, June 24th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Temple Baptist Church
    MEXIA, TX 76667
  • Service

    Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 2:00pm
    Temple Baptist Church
    MEXIA, TX 76667
  • Interment

    Woodland Cemetery


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Folks of West Baptist Church

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Mike VanVleet

Posted at 03:22pm
Bro. Billy Joe was always a blessing. He had a smile on his face most of the time. He loved the Lord and he loved his church and family. I know he will be missed. My prayers are with the family.

The Manor

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