Harless, Billy L.; age 85; of Alma; passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his home. Funeral Services for Billy will be Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene on 335 E. Elizabeth St. in Alma with Pastor Darryl Harless officiating. There will be Visitation on Monday, April 4, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Berry Funeral Home in Shepherd. Billy was born February 11, 1931 in Sod, West Virginia the son of Chester and Emma (Tyler) Harless. He served in the Army and was stationed in Japan following W.W.II. Upon returning home Billy married Nona Phillips on December 23, 1950. He worked for Total as a pipe fitter for over 30 years when he and Nona retired together in 1993. Billy was a member at the Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a great family man. Billy had a wonderful sense of humor and was the spiritual patriarch of the family. Billy is survived by his wife, Nona; his 5 children, Patricia (William) Brunson Jr. of Austin, Texas, William Lee (Kathy) Harless of Alma, Boyd (Vicky) Harless of Ithaca, Darryl (Elaine) Harless of Bad Axe, and Mark (Jodi) Harless of Ithaca; 17 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and his sister, Annie (Richard) Lumbert of Mt. Pleasant. Billy is preceded in death by both his parents; his sister, Sybil Flegel; and his 2 brothers, Boyd and James Harless. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Heartland Hospice.
Published in Morning Sun on Apr. 2, 2016.