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In Loving Memory

Billy Jack Kirkpatrick

11/22/1940 – 3/4/2020

Billy Jack Kirkpatrick, 79, of Friendswood, Texas and longtime resident of Alvin, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. He was born November 22, 1940 to General Richard Kirkpatrick and Maggie Fortenberry Kirkpatrick in Honey Grove, Texas and had one brother, Richard Magness Kirkpatrick. He married his high school sweetheart, Janice Loye Smith of Rockdale, Texas and had three daughters.

Billy attended school in Rockdale and graduated in 1958. After graduation, he joined the United States Navy and proudly served for 3 ½ years. At the completion of his military service, Billy began working at Monsanto where he remained a loyal employee until his retirement.

Billy came to know Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior as a child. He shared his love for Christ by volunteering his time at Second Mile Missions in Missouri City, Texas and ministering to prison inmates. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and golf.

Billy was preceded in death by his father, General Richard Kirkpatrick, mother, Maggie Lorene Kirkpatrick and his brother Richard Magness Kirkpatrick.

Billy is survived by his loving wife Janice, daughters Donna Whatley, Judy Blunck and husband Billy Blunck, Karen Renfro and husband James Renfro. He is also survived by grandchildren Jennifer Whatley, Lindsay Whatley, Randall Nathan Whatley, Ashley Newell, Tiffany Rieves, Justin Loving, Tiffany Dickey, Joshua Manuel, Dustin Renfro, James Renfro, Jr., 22 great-grandchildren, and other family and cherished friends.

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8 thoughts on “Billy Jack Kirkpatrick”

  1. Bob & Ruth Lampe

    So sorry for your loss, Janice, but so happy for Billy to be totally healed and happy with his Savior. Bob & Ruth

  2. Zack and Karel Ayers

    Surprised to hear of Billy's home going. Thinking we would all go when Jesus comes. I know Billy is enjoying himself. Blessings to you, Janice, and strength. Much love, Karel and Zack

  3. Donna Im so sorry for the loss of your Dad. No doubt that his passing will be a great loss to all who knew him. Please accept our heartfelt condolences, Jim and Barbara Brown

  4. I'll remember a Great Man when I think of you. Thank you for helping me through my awkward teen years. Heaven just gained a Good Man.

  5. Gina Lyn Maness

    Growing up right down the road, I have so many childhood memories of your sweet family. Prayers, love and hugs to each of you. Gina (Baldwin) Maness

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