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     Billy M. Windes, age 80, of Lamar, Missouri passed away early Saturday morning, July 2, 2016 at St. Luke’s Nursing Center in Carthage.

     Billy was born July 25, 1935, in Lockwood, Missouri, the only son and youngest child of Percy and Dora (Wooldridge) Windes.  On November 19, 1956, in Nevada, Missouri, he married Shirley Lathrop and they had shared 49 years before her passing December 9, 2005.  He was also preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Betty Harrell, Dixie Montgomery, and Ruth Glenn.

     Survivors include a son, Rick (Pam Wineinger) Windes, and a daughter, Lori Windes, all of Lamar; two sisters, Rose Wolfe, Golden City, and Virginia (Wayne) Beeson, Hobbs, New Mexico; several nephews and nieces; and a host of friends.

     With natural woodworking ability, a wealth of knowledge about lumber and construction, and a genuine desire to help others, Billy was perfectly suited for his 22-year career as assistant manager of Community Lumber in Lamar.   When the lumberyard closed, he worked for O’Sullivan Industries for 18 years.  Billy was a gifted wood artist who derived much pleasure from sharing finished projects with family and friends.  He was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing, especially if it meant spending time with his family.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 6th at Daniel Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

      The family will receive friends immediately following a Masonic Service that will begin at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

     Contributions are suggested to Barton County Senior Center in care of Daniel Funeral Home.



#15 Barbara Carsel-White 2016-07-12 21:51
Dear Rick,

Was so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Always such a nice man. I still have some Christmas decorations him and your mother made.
#14 Lamar,MOSharon Todd 2016-07-09 20:44
Rick and Lori, sorry for your loss i had no idea your dad was had been sick, he was a great guy
#13 Lori Parker Gibson 2016-07-07 19:49
Rick and Lori, so sorry for your loss. Loved working with you Lori and your dad at the lumber yard, never a dull moment. Lots of fun times and great memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
#12 El Dorado Springs, Mo.Martha Grider 2016-07-06 16:30
Rick and Lori so sorry to hear about your Dad. Known him and worked with him for a long time. He will be missed. I always enjoyed seeing him when he came bowling with you Lori. Prayers to both your families.
#11 Lamar, MOMark & Kelly White 2016-07-06 05:26
Rick and Lori, our prayers are with you both. Your Dad was a big part of our life for so many of our younger years. He will be greatly missed. Let your Cherished Memories help you through this.
Mark & Kelly
#10 Statesboro, GeorgiaBob & Kathy Clampett 2016-07-05 17:37
Uncle Bill will be missed by all. We have many fond memories of growing up under his watchful eye. From basketball games to helping my father build a house to annual Thanksgiving celebrations, he has always been an integral part of our family. Rick & Lori - Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
#9 Lockwood, MORalph & Phyllis Hagerman 2016-07-05 14:40
Enjoyed working with Bill at O'Sullivans. Also have fond memories of when he came and got sheep manure for his garden and gave wood project custom chosen for us as trade. Mom Luella still has the Missouri plaque he made for all the classmates at Shirley's 50th reunion.
You have our prayers for peace and comfort.
#8 lamarpat burr 2016-07-05 14:16
So sorry for the lost of your father. He was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.
#7 Lamar moLinda martin 2016-07-05 08:21
So vert sorry for your loss he was a great man prayers for Lori and Rick my heart goes out to u both May god bless u
#6 walker moclayton jones 2016-07-04 21:50
prayer to your families worked with bill for several years at big o.Loved his woodworking

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