Billy Ray "Bill" Connally
September 7, 1927 – April 5, 2014
Billy Ray “Bill” Connally, 86
Billy Ray Connally, 86, passed away Saturday, April 5th, 2014. Bill was born September 7, 1927 to Orie Ulna and Willie (Anderson) Connally in Haskell, Texas, the older of 2 children. He graduated from Haskell High School in 1945.
Bill served short time in the U.S. Navy in WWII. Honorable discharge Seaman Second Class 1946.
He met his beautiful bride of 55 years, Joanna Honea Connally, and they married in 1946 in Haskell, Texas.
Bill began a long career as an electrician, travelling across Texas and New Mexico. He was an electrical contractor in Levelland, Texas for more than 25 years until his retirement in the 1988. Bill loved to spend time with his family. He loved being a cowboy, riding horses, bowling and watching base ball. When they were younger, he and Joanna loved dancing.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife Joanna, a daughter; Sarah Williams, parents and Sister Betty Lou Martin.
Bill is survived by his 2 sons, Jack Connally and William “Pody” Connally, 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Shane Connally, Freddy Aguirre, TJ Cox, Matt Dunham, Ben William, Jeff Honea, and Adam Honea. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Martin and Ray Martin.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2014 at First Christian Church,107 N Avenue F, Haskell, TX at 1:00 pm with Randy Abernathy officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls.
- Funeral Service Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Billy Ray "Bill" Connally
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August 1, 2014
So sorry for your loss Jack. My prayers are with you and your family. I hope you are doing well.
April 25, 2014
In 1968 newlyweds moved to an furnished duplex in Lubbock, Texas...we didn't have "two nickels to rub together"...Billy and the boys came to town every Saturday to check out the bargains at the unclaimed freight...the young husband joined the Connallys one Saturday and found what he thought was the most beautiful living room and kitchen furniture he had ever seen, and he was sure the young wife would be thrilled...the furniture added up to $400 which was more than the young man made working a month for the gas company...Billy pulled out 4 $100 bills and purchased the much needed furniture for the young couple and delivered it that day to a most appreciative niece...he would not accept any money the couple saved to repay his precious gift...that's the kind of man Billy Ray Connally was, and his presence will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret)
April 8, 2014
Thank you, Bill, for your service to our country.