Funeral services for Mr. Billy Dunlap Van Eaton, 58, of Ardmore, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Wilson with his brother, Charlie Van Eaton officiating. Interment will follow at Simon Cemetery south of Wilson. Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.


Funeral services for Mr. Billy Dunlap Van Eaton, 58, of Ardmore, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Wilson with his brother, Charlie Van Eaton officiating. Interment will follow at Simon Cemetery south of Wilson. Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.

 

Billy was born May 27, 1953, at Ardmore to the late Mr. Charles Winfield “C.W.” Van Eaton and Mrs. Elsye Ve (Dunlap) Van Eaton. He departed this life Thursday, October 27, 2011, at Ardmore.

 

Billy was a native to Ardmore living here most of his years. He graduated from Ardmore High School in 1971 and soon attended college at the University of Arkansas where he studied business. Billy was an avid rancher all of his adult life. He loved ranching and enjoyed raising cattle. He married the former Judy Hodges on September 27, 2007, at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

 

Billy and Judy enjoyed traveling many places together. Billy loved spending time in the mountains. He and his son, Matthew, also traveled together and climbed the Teton Mountain Range of Wyoming in 2003. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ardmore.

 

Preceding him in death were his parents.

 

Survivors include his wife, Judy of the home; son, Matthew Charles Van Eaton of Dallas; stepson, Donny Hacker and wife, Heather of Healdton; stepdaughter, Angie Munholland and husband, Greg of Wilson; siblings, Mary Ellen Gillespie and husband, Eddie of Charleston, S.C., Charlie Van Eaton of Auburn, Ala., and Ann Crosby and husband, Ron of Ardmore; grandchildren, Lilly Hacker and Samuel and Owen Munholland; mother-in-law, Bonnie Hodges of Wilson; numerous nieces and nephews and other family; and a host of friends.

 

Pallbearers will be Matthew Van Eaton, Donny Hacker, Greg Munholland, William Crosby, Charlie Crosby and Justin Battles.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be sent to the Simon Cemetery Fund in care of Alexander Funeral Home, 1302 7th St., Wilson, OK 73463.
Family visitation will be this evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home in Wilson.

 

Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.