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Billy Raymond Sears

November 10, 1940 January 2, 2019
Billy Raymond Sears
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Billy R. Sears, Sr, died January 2, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his family, after a battle with lung cancer.

Billy is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Sue Sears and his two children, Cassandra Sears Forbes of Isola, Mississippi and Billy R. Sears , Jr. (Kristen) of Hernando, Mississippi. He also leaves his precious grandchildren, Camden Forbes, Callie Forbes, Jack Sears, and Sam Sears.

He grew up in Corning, Arkansas. He was born on November 10, 1940 to Clifford and Mollie Mae Davis Sears. He is preceded is death by his parents, sister Helen Simmons, and brothers, Buck Sears and Jake Sears. He leaves behind one sister, Shirlene Bates as well as several nieces and nephews.

Billy was raised on a farm where he worked with his family. That is where he developed his love for farming. He has always been a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and a hard worker. After farming for many years, he decided to make a change in the late 80s. He started selling used farm equipment, which was a career that fit his personality. He was a natural people person. He loved telling jokes and carrying on with his costumers. Billy retried from his business in 2018.

Billy was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he earned several medals including; Vietnam Services Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, National Defense Service Medal and was a Sharpshooter.

Funeral Service will be held on, Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 2 PM at the First Baptist Church, 302 Pecan Street, Belzoni, Mississippi. Burial will follow at Greencrest Gardens. The family will greet friends at the Church from 12:30 PM until service time.

Mortimer Funeral Home of Belzoni is in charge of the arrangements.

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