Billy Joe Mince passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020 at his home in Wills Point.
He was born in Dallas October 22, 1937 to the late Frank and Wanda Mince. He was a resident of Wills Point most of his life. He graduated from Wills Point High School in the Class of 1957 and was proud of his accomplishments on the football field. He attended North Texas State College and was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. He married Judy Hill October 14, 1960, and they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this October.
He enjoyed playing golf, going to the cow sale, visiting with his friends at Fairway Shoe Store, Dairy Queen, and The Lumberyard. He also enjoyed snow skiing, traveling, reading, hunting, fishing, cooking, dancing and spending time with his family.
He worked as a Richardson Firefighter, Garland Police Officer, for Western Electric, in various sales positions, and as a real estate investor. Bill served in the United States Naval Reserves.
He was a former member of the Wills Point School Board, served as a deacon and elder at the Wills Point Church of Christ, was a founding member of Mill Creek Fellowship, and served on the board of the White Rose Cemetery Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Shirley Mince Rogers, his teacher and second mother Carmen Majors, and granddaughter Hannah Grace Moore.
He is survived by wife Judy Mince; daughter Robin Moore and husband Paul of Arlington; son Jay Mince and wife, Liz of Wills Point; grandsons Fraser Mince, Samuel Moore and wife Heather, William Mince and wife Erika, Darrell Moore and wife Erin, and Brick Moore; great-grandchildren Ruby and Billy Moore; niece Cindy Boase and husband Rick; foreign exchange student and dear friend, Andreas Rummele; and close friends Karl Bieler and Stoney Burke.
Memorials may be made to Camp Deer Run.
Services for Billy Joe were held Wednesday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wills Point Church of Christ under direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home. In an effort to keep friends and family safe, the church was laid out for social distancing, and masks were encouraged. The service was live-streamed on Facebook.