OBITUARY

Billy G. Vardaman Jr.

April 17, 1965November 4, 2018

In memory of Billy Gene Vardaman Jr., it is with great sorrow that we announce the unexpected and tragic loss of Billy, Financial Examiner Expert for the Kansas Department of Credit Unions. Billy, our gentle giant, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the age of 53 in his home in Wichita, Kansas. He was a devoted, kind, and caring family man, married to Michelle Dawn Vardaman on February 17, 1996 in Wichita, Kansas; and was most proud of his children Isabella Rose Vardaman and Benjamin Duke Vardaman's activities and achievements. He had a passion for cooking, karate, football, and was an expert marksman. Billy was born in Wichita, Kansas on April 17, 1965 to Billy Gene and Adah Belle Vardaman. Billy was a graduate of Wichita North High School, the University of Tulsa, and Wichita State University. He had a very calming presence and would do anything to assist another person in need. He was very active in his church home, Celebration Baptist Church. Billy was preceded in death by his father - Billy Gene Vardaman, and is survived by his Wife - Michelle Dawn Vardaman, his Daughter - Isabella Rose Vardaman, his Son - Benjamin Duke Vardaman, his Mother - Adah Belle Vardaman, and his Siblings - Vickie Louise Vardaman and Jennifer Jean Vardaman and her Husband - Michael Pollen.

Services for Billy celebrating his joining Jesus Christ in Heaven are being held at 10am on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 525 W. Douglas, Wichita, with a viewing beginning at 9:15am.

A memorial has been established with Youth Horizons, 1601 East Douglas, Wichita, Kansas, 67211.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Michael Barrett, Active
  • Todd Dawson, Active
  • Randy Oursler, Active
  • Corey Penner, Active
  • Michael Pollan, Active
  • Joe Rosenthal, Active
  • Derek Swartz, Active
  • Brad Williams, Active
  • DONATIONS

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Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Billy G. Vardaman Jr.

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Stacey Posner

November 12, 2018

You are all in my thoughts during this sad time. Billy was a sweet cousin and although I have not seen him for many years, I have fond memories of all our visits and time spent together with family, in our younger years. We were in high school at the same time, and he was always looking out for me. He was always smiling.

I am so sorry for your loss... He was too young to leave this earth....

Gail Ann (Richardson) Boisseau

November 12, 2018

My mother, Bertha Booth Richardson, was a sister to Naomi Vardaman. I have very fond memories of growing up and making trips to Wichita to visit Aunt Curly and Uncle Jesse. It was such a tragedy will Bill Vardaman died.
Aunt Curly was always so kind and loving to me and made me feel like a princess. I was 12 when Billy Jr. was born and remember it very well.
Ada was always very sweet and kind to me also.
I remember when Bill and Ada came out to the farm to visit us near Wilmore and he lost his wedding ring in our pond!
I am so sorry for your loss and hope that memories will bring you peace.
Love to your family during this difficult time,
Gail Boisseau

Marjorie McClintock

November 11, 2018

Renae and I really didn't know him very well, however, I think he was a great father. When we came over for singing lessons he was always helping with homework. He was very nice. He will be missed. I am very sorry for your loss. Blessings to you and yours. The McClintock's.

David Bridgewater

November 10, 2018

I played softball with Billy and always had a good time. He was always kind to the people he met. We will miss him.

Karen Conley-Greene

November 10, 2018

So very sorry for the loss of a kind friend. I was very thankful to have seen Billy and Jenny at the celebration of life for my husband in September. I shall always remember his big smile and the twinkle in his eye. Heaven has gained a wonderful soul.

Chief Rick Stone

November 8, 2018

Billy was the catcher on our church softball team at Metropolitan Baptist in the early 90's. We were such a diverse group and played the game with such passion and intensity that we were known as the "Bad Boys of Softball", but that term never applied to Billy. He was never bad at anything. Such a good person. Billy was truly a gentle giant in black high top football cleats and a towering presence that opposing base runners feared so much that they awaited Billy's approval to touch home plate.

On behalf of Coach Randy, Doctor Dan, Channel 12s Bryce, and the entire team please accept our deepest condolences to Billy's family.

And Billy...I have asked Rose Mary to show you around Heaven so don't be surprised if she asks you to play catcher on God's softball team. Save a spot on the team for the rest of us "bad boys of softball". Till we meet again.

christopher Melugin

November 8, 2018

Billy was a great cousin. I miss him already. We all still miss his dad, too. Blessings to Michelle, Isabella, Ben, Adah, Vickie, and Jenny.

Chad Craig

November 7, 2018

I played football with Billy at the University of Tulsa. He was kind hearted, trustworthy and always willing to lend a hand. My prayers are with his family.

Janice and Daryl Crotts

November 7, 2018

Billy was such a lovely man. So kind and devoted to his family. He will be missed by all those that knew him. God Bless Michelle, Isabella and Ben. ❤❤❤ Jan and Daryl

FROM THE FAMILY