Frisbie-Warren & Carroll Mortuary

809 North California, Stockton, CA


Billy Tankersley

November 4, 1946February 4, 2020

Billy Edward Tankersley was born on November 4, 1946 in Stockton, California to the late Fred D. Tankersley and Thelma L. Tankersley and passed away on February 4, 2020 after a lengthy illness at St. Josephs Hospital. Billy is survived by his wife Esther Tankersley and two sons, Billy R. Tankersley and Curtis W. Tankersley. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings Fred Ray Tankersley and wife Johnnie Ann, Shirley Hiser and husband Bob, Johnny Tankersley and wife Betty, and Gary Tankersley. Survivors includes in-laws Carmen and Frank Guerrero, Margaret Velasquez, Joe and Vivian Velasquez, Mary Velasquez and the late Rosie Fox and survivor Tom Fox. Also survived by uncles Harvey Tankersley and Joe Lee Tankersley, aunt Rosie Hunt and many cousins, nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces.

Billy enjoyed the outdoors sports life such as deer hunting, fishing, duck hunting, pheasant hunting, and exploring the ocean with his boats. Billy enjoyed watching his favorite western movies and documentaries. When it came to music, he enjoyed listening to western, old school oldies and country music. He also enjoyed spending his free time at the casinos, movies, and traveling to different parts of the states.

The family will receive friends for visitation at Frisbie Warren & Carroll Mortuary, 809 North California St., Stockton, CA 95202 on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm followed by a Rosary at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Last viewing will be at Frisbie Warren & Carroll on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 8:30 am to 9:15 am then proceed to the church at 9:30 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, February 19, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Linus Church, 2620 S. B. Street, Stockton, CA 95206. Committal will follow at San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery.


  • Billy Tankersley , Pallbearer
  • Frank Guerrero , Pallbearer
  • Frankie Guerrero , Pallbearer
  • Alex Guerrero , Pallbearer
  • Joey Cobarrubias , Pallbearer
  • Jose Briseno , Pallbearer
  • Mark Hiser , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Curtis Tankersley , Honorary Pallbearer



  • Visitation Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Rosary Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, February 19, 2020


  • Final Resting Place


Billy Tankersley

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Carmen Guerrero

February 18, 2020

Bill our heart hurts for the lost of you but God called you home. The only comfort out of your lost is knowing you have no more pain, we know you were tired of being sick. My sister’s heart is broken and misses you dearly, her best friend, love and soul mate. Bill, take comfort in knowing Frank and I, Hokie , Frankie, Monique and Alex will be there for Esther. As well as for your boys. Your wings are flying now , with all your love ones. Say hi to my mom. Love you always Carmen & Frank Guerrero!!

Dalana smith

February 12, 2020

With a heavy heart we say our good byes,I have so many great memory's of u,now hold even closer to my heart,I have and always will love u uncle Bill.and u will forever remain close in my heart..In thought and prey...DALANA.

Margaret Velasquez

February 11, 2020

Bill, I, we will all miss you very much. I know your time was short but you're in good hands now from all the pain you've endured over the past few years. Now you and my mom can keep each other company and talk about us lol. Carmen and I will watch over Esther for you, we will make sure she is taken care of and continue to enjoy life. We will keep an eye on your boys too.

I love you and will miss you so much.
Love Hokie