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Billy Halford

July 29, 1957 — December 22, 2023

Billy Gene Halford was born on July 29, 1957 to Vivian Richardson Halford and Guy Halford. He went to meet his maker on Friday, December 22, 2023 at the age of 66, after having several strokes in 2022. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 27 at Concord Cemetery, 840 Maehr Rd., Waco. There will be a visitation from 5-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 26 at Pecan Grove Funeral Home.

Billy attended LaVega High School. He was the co-owner of Bellmead Feed and Supply for many years and had many jobs in construction and maintenance. Billy always had a passion for animals but had a strong passion for his horses and his blue heeler, Bob. He also loved his Harley Davidson Road King, named Charlene. He was an avid hunter and passed on his love for the outdoors and animals to his daughter and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Halford; mother, Vivian Tacker; father, Guy Halford; and stepfather, Ardon Tacker. Also, by cousins Keith Niswanger and Wade Witt.

Billy is survived by his daughter, Pam Hanson and husband Keith of Robinson; grandchildren, Addison and Tripp Tucker; his sister, Shirley Folkner of Fort Worth; along with many nieces and nephews.

The pain of my father’s death is heartbreaking and painful, which is why stories like Billy’s should not be ignored. The only way we will conquer the drug epidemic is to share our stories and raise awareness. I’m not going to let his death be in vain. My father was a great man, but he couldn’t shake his drug habit. I only had “Dad” when he was sober. When he was on drugs, I didn’t know that man. He missed so much of my life and so much of his grandchildren’s lives because he was cooped up in his uninhabitable home succumbing to his addictions. The addictions caused him financial hardship, damage to his home, loss of many relationships, loss of marriages, loss of jobs, loss of health, and finally the loss of his life at 66 years old. His addiction hurt a lot of people, not just him. He refused help and always thought he was strong enough to battle it on his own. No one is strong enough. He also lost three other cousins at a young age to drug addiction. If you are struggling with addiction, I pray that you realize how much it hurts you and others around you and seek help. I pray that this country wakes up and realizes that many Americans are dying every day from mental health issues and drug addiction. I pray that there is more funding to help these people in America. I pray that his death is not in vain.
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Tuesday, December 26, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Pecan Grove Funeral Home

3124 Robinson Drive, Waco, TX 76706

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Wednesday, December 27, 2023

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