Billy Vernon Sly
SLY, Billy Vernon

85, died unexpectedly at his home December 14, 2020. Bill was born in Lewis County, Missouri to Charles H. and Lucile (Lay) Sly. In 1958 he married Edith M. Hustad. She survives. He is also survived by his children, Nancy Johnston and Thomas Sly (Debra) and by his grandsons, Andrew and Daniel Sainz and great-granddaughter, Charlotte. He was preceded in death by his parents and two daughters, Diane Sly and Susan Sly.

Bill made the United States Air Force his career, rising to the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He served from 1954 through 1974 and had duty tours outside the United States in France, England, Ethiopia and Thailand. Bill was a member of VFW Post 549.

A private memorial service will be held at Arizona Veteran's Cemetery, Marana, AZ. Arrangements by ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL.

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Published by Arizona Daily Star on Feb. 21, 2021.
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Edi, Nancy and Thomas, I know what a huge loss this has been for you...a long marriage and a wonderful father. My only condolences would be that he is at Peace and in the Loving arms of God. He will never leave you and will always love you. Edi, I miss talking to you. Maybe when things settle down you´ll contact me. You´re all in my prayers.
Carol Luttschwager-Parker aka Lois Day
February 22, 2021
Oh my dear Edi, my heart bleeds for you. It´s absolutely devastating to loose a spouse, I lose Al in January 2003. I am so sorry I never had the chance to meet Billie, but you talked about him often. You worked with me at ParTime temporary help service in 1969-1971. You were my "rock" as I know you were with Billie. Please get in touch with me. I care for you and your family. Meh God fill your heart with kindness
Carol Luttschwager aka Lois Day
February 21, 2021