OBITUARY

Mr. Billy Jack Bruner

April 15, 1947May 18, 2019
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Billy Jack was born on April 15, 1947 in Aley, Texas to parents Lloyd D. and Esther (Haley) Bruner and entered into eternal rest on May 18, 2019 at the age of 72. He loved going fishing, being outdoors and playing with his grandchildren. Billy Jack also known as “Happy Jack” was a God fearing righteous man who was often heard to say “I am blessed and highly favored.” He unselfishly gave his kidney to his brother in 1970. It was the first operation of its kind and only 5th in the whole world. His marriage brought comments like “I want what Brother Billy and Sister Charlotte have.” Billy was a hardworking man, working three jobs most of his life. He retired from working at the Terrell State Hospital in 2009. He was a senior Deacon and song leader at Styx New Life Church where he was instrumental in the start of the Church. Billy also worked at Cedar Creek Dragstrip over 20 years, from its beginning by helping pour the concrete for the strip. He was a warrior and he died on Armed Forces Day. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Billy Jack will be missed by those who knew and loved him. Billy Jack was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Monica Bruner, brothers Lloyd Jr. Bruner, Roger Dale Bruner, Mark Lynn Bruner and Billy Ray Bruner, and sisters Connie Shaw, Bonnie Wood and Geneva (Mickie) Miller. He is survived by his wife Charlotte Richardson of Kemp, daughters Stephanie Bruner of Kemp, Melaney Huckabay and husband Andy of Kemp and Haley Gurnsey and husband Mark of Port Huron, Michigan, sons Gary Seymour and wife Donna of Splendor, GA, Jimmy Seymour and wife Shannon of Ennis and Christopher Wilson and wife Annelyn of Red Oak, 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, other loving family members and many more lifelong friends.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, May 23, 2019

Memories

Mr. Billy Jack Bruner

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Shannon Jones

May 22, 2019

My condolences to BJ’s wife Charlotte, Stephanie, Melaney, Haley, also Rosemary, and all his family. You are all in my thought and prayers. I have many fond memories of Billy Jack. There wasn’t a person who knew him who’s life he didn’t touch with that big Billy Jack smile and those twinkling eyes. Rest In Peace Sweet Man.

Donna Childress

May 22, 2019

Melaney and family I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Nicki McKenzie McKinnie

May 22, 2019

Billy Jack always had a smile on his face and he could always make you laugh. BJ loved his girls, his family, and drag racing. His absence will leave an empty space in our hearts that we will fill with all of our wonderful memories of our time with him. Rest in peace BJ -- we'll love you always.

Kindra Helton

May 21, 2019

Such a wonderful man. He loved his family. I know Greenleigh and I will miss you so much. Greenleigh loved coming to your house because she got into whatever she wanted and got to eat popsicles with Uncle Billy Jack.

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