Balee, Billy Benton, 92, World War II veteran US Navy Musician 1st Class, aircraft senior design checker for Beech Aircraft, Learjet, retired from Boeing, active member of the Musicians Union, avid car enthusiast passed away November 22, 2013. Billy was preceded in death by son, John Balee. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Grace Balee; children, Sheron Balee Palmer of Atlanta Ga, Raymond (Rita) Balee of Philadelphia, PA, Dianna (Ron) Tripoli of Wichita; daughter-in-law, Kytt Balee; grandchildren, Ashleigh (Bryce) Balee Hughbanks, Bryan Palmer, Lindsay (Trent) Kelley, Jason Palmer, Christina (Tony) Balee, DeVictor, Adam Balee, Alisha Balee, Joshua Tripoli, Jacob Tripoli, Josiah Tripoli, Michella Tripoli; great-grandchildren; Emily and Mathew Kelley, Cameron, Cayden and Cody Hughbanks. Visitation with family present is 6 to 8 pm Monday and funeral service is 10:00 am Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Resthaven Mortuary. Graveside service is 1:30 pm Tuesday at White Chapel Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.resthavenmortuary-cemetery.com.
Published in The Wichita Eagle from Nov. 24 to Nov. 25, 2013