On December 20th my uncle Billy Binion passed away. His grandson Geoffrey messaged me shortly after he passed to let me know so I wouldn’t read it at random on the Internet.
When the obituary was published, I was disappointed that no mention of my aunt Hallie (he always called her Poopsie). While he had remarried in the last few years since her passing, he had spent 50 years with her as her husband and had two children with her. As a proper tribute to my uncle, I rewrote the obituary as it should have been written, at least in my opinion. Besides, the original had FAR too many errors and being the wordsmith that I am, I couldn’t let that stand as his only tribute. Here is the edited version of that obituary.
Billy T. Binion
He was born July 30, 1930 in Olive Hill, Kentucky, a Son of the late Frank and Janie Binion. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, where he was awarded seven Battle Stars and proudly served his country. He retired from General Motors Corporation in Anderson after 40 years of service.
In 1961 he married Hallie F. Stewart and she preceded him in death on December 30, 2011. He later married Virginia Armstrong; she survives him.
He is survived by: his wife; two sons; Richard (Terri) Binion and Jack (Charlene) Binion, five grandchildren; Todd Binion, Geoffrey Binion, Shawn Binion, Jeremy Binion, Travis Wright, six great grandchildren, eight step children; Vicky Taylor, Miles (Penny) Back, Virginia Back, Everett (Betty) Back, Kim (Rob) Kindred, David Back, Gary (Cathy) Back, Jeff (Martha) Back, nineteen step grandchildren, nineteen Step great grandchildren, and several step great great grandchildren; siblings Louise McCorkle, Kathryn (husband, Kenny) Gregory, Carolyn Kidwell and Joneva (husband, Mel) Ferguson; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hallie F. Binion; his father, Frank A. Binion; brother, Robert F. Binion and stepmother, Carrie T. Binion.
Friends may call from noon until service time Friday December 23, 2016 at Macer-Hall Funeral Home & Cremation Services in New Castle.
Funeral will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday December 23, 2016 at the funeral home with Military Honors conducted by VFW and American Legion. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memory Gardens West of New Castle.
Macer-Hall Funeral Directors are honored to handle the arrangements for Mr. Binion.