Billy Jim Stark, 82, of Kirbyville, went to be with his heavenly father peacefully on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Silsbee Oaks Nursing Home in Silsbee, Texas. He was born on November 4, 1930 in the Fawil community to Jim and Hazel Payne Stark and was a retired heavy equipment operator with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #450. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 8 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Adams E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 9, at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside will follow at Antioch Cemetary. He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Chester Stark, and sisters, Donna Rose, Wilma Incy Jones, and Laura Gall. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Edna Mae Stark, sons Jimmy Stark and wife Rena of Kirbyville, Gary Stark and wife Gina of Lumberton, Willie Stark and wife Cindy of Kirbyville, and Billy Paul Stark and wife Mary of Lumberton, and a daughter, Cheryl Morris and husband Kevin of Willis. He is also survived by his sisters Jimmie Lee Talley, Sybil Peveto, and Charlene Booth, all of Kirbyville. He is also survived by his grandchildren Crystalynn and Travis Foster, Brent and Amber Stark, Shellie and Blake King, Darin and Amanda Stark, Christy and Russell Fluker, Shane and Jaquelyn Stark, Kasey and Marcus Carver, Brett Stark, Melanie Stark, and Lauren, Logan, and Layton Morris, and great-grandchildren Kyler, Brooke, Kenzie, Blaize, Kolten, Hunter, Austin, Caden, Adelynn, Hudson, Knox, and Riley.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 8, 2013