News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 11, 2013

Billy L. Husband


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TERRE HAUTE — Billy L. Husband, 87, of Terre Haute died Tuesday evening, October 8, 2013 in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was a shipping clerk having worked for Quaker Maid, Inc. for 32 years and Indiana State Highway Department for over 7 years. Billy was born May 13, 1926 in Coalmont, Indiana to Lester Husband and Hazel Winklepleck Husband.

Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Bonnie Gordon Husband; a niece, Nancy Husband Byrd and her husband, John, of Tell City, IN; two nephews, Bryan Husband of Jasonville, IN and Max Husband and his wife, Cyndi, of Jasonville, IN;  three great-nephews, Travis Neff of Tell City, IN, Shane Husband and his wife, Valerie, of Coalmont, IN and Shawn Husband of Jasonville, IN; a great-niece, Briana Husband of Greenwood, IN; four great-great-nephews; several cousins; and special friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Gene Husband; and several aunts and uncles.

Billy was a 1944 graduate of Coalmont High School and was a United States Army Veteran of World War II having served as a Staff Sergeant in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was a lifetime member of Friendly Grove Baptist Church (near Lewis, IN), a 50-year member of Jasonville Lodge #530 F & AM, Terre Haute Chapter #43 Order of Eastern Star, Kerman Grotto, Swords of Bunker Hill and a lifetime member of Outdoor Recreation Club, American Legion Post #346 and Lawton Byrum Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #972. He was a bowler and loved fishing, camping, throwing horseshoes and hunting mushrooms. He was a great husband and uncle.    

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2013 in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th Street, with Pastor Jason Hill officiating. Burial will be in Friendly Grove Cemetery near Lewis, IN with Military Graveside Honors provided by VFW Post #972. Visitation is scheduled for today, October 11th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with a Masonic Memorial Service to take place at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home. The family kindly requests that memorial contributions may be made to Friendly Grove Baptist Church, 10520 South County Road 550 West, Lewis, IN 47858. Funeral information may also be found at: www.callahanandhughes.com.