Billie R. Amick

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Billie R. Amick, 70, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed from this life on Monday, March 7, 2016, with his wife and daughter at his side. He was born Dec. 19, 1945, near Schell City, Mo., to I. Raymond and Georgia (Smith) Amick. He attended school at Butler, Nevada, and El Dorado Springs. He was the youngest of three children.

Bill was drafted into the Army and went to Vietnam. He received an honorable discharge.

In 1978, Bill married Janice Purtle and they had one daughter, Kaitlyn.

Bill especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, auctions, yard sales, Branson, Osage Beach, his tractor, and his grandchildren.

Bill worked for the city of El Dorado Springs, the Nevada Country Club, McDonalds, the Church of God (Holiness), where he attended as long as his health allowed, and the Christian School and Daycare, where he was known as "Mr. Bill."

Preceding Bill in death were his parents; sister, Bonnie Harms; her daughter, Kim Parrish; and nephew, Jeff Corey.

Local survivors include his wife, Janice; daughter, Kaitlyn Cauthon and husband, Marshall, and their children, Avery and Alex; niece, Karen Harms Hutchison and her daughters, Amanda Eaton and Leslie Gayman, and their children; and Kim Parrish's children, Cameron Parrish and Kelsey Klenklen and her husband, Jeff. Also surviving is his sister, Velma Corey, of Connecticut, and her children.

The family will receive friends today, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. There will be a graveside service on Thursday, March 10, at 2 p.m., at the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery, with Pastor Joe Trussell officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Association and left at the funeral home.

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