Billy "Bill"-Holbert-Obituary

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Billy "Bill" Ray Holbert

Tyler, Texas

Jul 23, 1928 – Dec 30, 2020 (Age 92)


July 23, 1928
December 30, 2020
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Graveside services for Billy “Bill” Ray Holbert, 92, of Tyler, Texas, will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Cable officiating, under the direction of Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home.

Bill passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2021 at UT Health Hospital.

Bill was born July 23, 1928 in Mount Vernon, Texas to John and Dessie Holbert.

Bill served for 4 years in the U.S. Navy’s Anti Submarine Air Unit and later retired from the U. S. Postal Service.  He was also a member of the East Texas Gem & Mineral Society.  Bill attended Bible Wesleyan Church. 

Bill was preceded in death by parents John and Dessie Holbert, sister, Mary Holbert and brothers, Jack and James Holbert.

Bill is survived by his wife, April Holbert, two daughters, Jackie Brown and Julia Hassell, step-son Richard Marion, grandchildren Jessica Hassell and Justin Geddie, step-granddaughter Kayla Marion and four great-grandchildren.



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Sympathy Gift courtesy of Rita Smith. Group of 10 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Billy "Bill" Ray Holbert.

To the Family of Billy Ray Holbert, you all have my sincerest condolences. I pray that GOD will comfort and keep you all in His care.

We met Bill at McDonalds and he invited us to drink coffee with him and his associates. We became good friends as drinking coffee at McDonalds became a daily routine. He was genuinely a good guy and will miss him dearly.

Bill was a long time rockhound friend. He loved the hobby. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Our love to April and family. Delbert and Joyce Speed

Bill belonged to a very special group of people on this earth -- rock hounds! When he entrusted me a few years ago with some of his collection, I fully realized what an honor that was. And I think of him each time I admire one of those specimens or the case he made for them. He was a cool, very interesting guy who shared with me and my husband some of his adventures in pursuit of his hobby. I loved visiting with him and April at the annual gem & mineral show each year and enjoyed...