Billy Carl Lundy, 78, died on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at the farm home. A memorial service will be held in his honor at 1 pm on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the Tryon Christian Union Church with Ted Gibson officiating. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Billy was born on Dec. 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, Okla., 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 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.