Lundy, Billy Carl
Billy Carl Lundy, MSgt. USAF (Retired)
December 22, 1933 – November 28, 2012
Billy Carl Lundy, 78, died on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the farm home. A memorial service will be held in his honor at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Tryon Christian Union Church with Ted Gibson officiating. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Billy was born on December 22, 1933 in Oklahoma City to Clint Ellis and Minnie Mae (Kennedy) Lundy. He grew up and attended Nicoma Park schools, and later earned his GED. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1953, becoming a helicopter technician. He married Peggy Wrae Few in Chandler, Oklahoma on July 31, 1954. Billy served two tours in the Vietnam War during his enlistment. He was honorably discharged in 1973 with the rank of Master Sergeant.
Billy enjoyed working on the farm with Peggy, raising cattle, and helping prepare the garden. He loved working on old cars with the help of family and friends. He was always giving peppermint candies to everyone he met, and soon became known as the Candy Man. Billy never met a stranger.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Barbara Lee Collier and Corretta West.
He is survived by his loving wife, Peggy; daughter, Denise Adele Traynor; daughter, Valerie Gale McIntire, and husband, Larry; stepdaughter, Tammi Phillips; stepdaughter, Christi Hale, and husband, Chad; grandchildren, Eric, Brianna, Connor, Dana, Stephen, Tammi, and Christi; great-grandchildren, Landon, Barrett, Alyssa,Kieran, Abigail, Aiden, Ella, Kale, Linsey, Eric, Brooklyn and Destiny; sister, Mabel Beaman; sister, Jewell Criswell; and his faithful pet, Choo, of the home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Billy’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org, or Tryon Christian Union Church at 104 N. 1st St., Tryon, OK 74875.
Condolences may be sent to the family and an online obituary viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com
Condolence From: Michael Gill
Condolence: Although I never got to spend a great deal of time with Uncle Billy always thought he was the “coolest guy”….the epitome of friendly and laid back. One of my fondest memories was many years ago he showed up at his sister’s house, my Mother, in a 1969 red convertible Corvette. I thought “this was the most cool man I know at this juncture of my life”. I was able to share with him at my Mother’s funeral what an influence he had made on me some years earlier regarding old classic cars. In that aspect will forever have a place in my heart for Uncle Billy…..you will be missed. Look forward to seeing you again someday. Take care till then Uncle Billy. ~
Michael G. Sunday December 02, 2012
Condolence From: Ted & Inez Foster
Condolence: We send all of our love and prayers to you in this difficult time. Our hearts are broken with the passing of this veteran. I (Ted) will always treasure the short visit I had with this veteran and his family earlier this year. I served with this amazing man in Vietnam and after some 40 years our paths finally crossed and the above mentioned visit is one that I will never forget. God Bless each and every one of you during this time. You have the memories of a great man and use those memories to comfort you at this time. ~
Ted and Inez Foster Friday November 30, 2012
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From: Tim & Vickie “Foster” Downing
Condolence: “Yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” — Daniel Webster Our hearts go out respectfully to the family and friends of this Veteran. May he Rest in Peace. We thank Bill Lundy for his service to this country and friendship to my Dad all those long years ago in a time and place where friendship was the tether holding it all together. May you find enduring solace in memories and comfort in the company of loved ones.
Tim & Vickie Downing Colorado – USA Friday November 30, 2012