Posted: Tue 8:51 AM, Oct 01, 2013
Funeral Home: Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home - Caldwell
May 12, 1953-September 24, 2013
Billy Wayne Morehead, 60, of Caldwell passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2013 surrounded by his family following a six-year battle with cancer at Brazos Valley Hospice Inpatient Facility in Bryan. Services will be held at 10 am Friday, September 27, 2013 from Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Caldwell with Rev. David Johnson and Rev. Skip Stutts officiating. Interment will be in New Tabor Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 pm until 8 pm Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the funeral home.
Billy was born May 12, 1953 in Hearne to Billy Ray and Peggy (Clark) Morehead. He graduated from Hearne High School in 1971 and began his work career with Southern Pacific Railroad. When the economy took a downturn and he was no longer able to hold a position with the railroad, he worked as a carpenter's helper, painter, and finally as a truck driver to support his family.
Family was always a priority to Billy. Billy also had a deep passion for golf. He couldn't wait for the weekends so that he could gather with his friends and play a round of golf hoping to win a bit of money if he played good. His love for the game was passed down to his daughter, Vicki and they shared several memories over many years on the course. Billy also enjoyed grilling and smoking food on the BBQ pit as well as working on the tractor. He also had a deep interest in firearms that he shared with his son, Vince. They had several conversations over which one was the best, could hold the most ammunition, and most importantly, if Vince had used this firearm while serving as a Marine.
On June 22, 1974, Billy married Adelle Urbanovsky and they were blessed with two children (Vince and Vicki) and three grandchildren (Melanie, Delayni and Liam) Billy loved his wife and children but his grandchildren were the joy of his life. He loved to pick up Melanie (his oldest granddaughter) at school on Friday, stop for a snack, and then head to Caldwell for a weekend at Paw Paw and Maw Maw's.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kverin and Agnes Urbanovsky; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Urbanovsky.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Adelle (Urbanovsky) Morehead of Caldwell; a son, Vince Morehead and wife, Stephanie; a daughter, Vicki McCallister and husband Jake; grandchildren, Melanie, Delayni and Liam Morehead and a brother, Dennis Morehead. Also surviving Billy are his sister-in-law Georgie Nors and husband, Bob; brother-in-law, Kverin R, Urbanovsky and wife, Shirle; brother-in-law, Robert Urbanovsky and Nina Little; sister-in-law, Agnes Lamere and husband, Rufus; a special aunt, Lucille Smith as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, many friends and his grand-dogs, Bud and Hummer.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Beasley, Eddie Gaas, Pat Seymour, Alvin Peel, Frank Bush and Bryan Otto. Honorary pallbearer is Liam Morehead.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses and staff at Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility for the exceptional care they gave Billy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Billy's name to Hospice Brazos Valley, Inc. 502 W. 26th Street Bryan TX 77803-9900.
Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home of Caldwell is in charge of arrangements.