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Billy Giles

Billy Jack Giles

Monday, July 20th, 1931 - Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Obituary

Graveside service for Billy Jack Giles, 88, of Godley, will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in the Godley Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8:00 P.M., Tuesday at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Tinney, Bill Tinney, Vernon Abbott, Tom Scott, Bob Tackett, Robert Barresi, Austin Judd Giles and Linda Kelly.

Billy Jack Giles passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 in Fort Worth. He was born July 20, 1931 in Godley to John David and Lena Mae (Hardcastle) Giles. He married Christalene Cash on May 23, 1954 in Cresson. Billy was past president of the Galiceno Horse Breeders Association and a member of Parker County Cowboy Church.

Billy and his wife Chistalene devoted their lives to raising horses and children. They were foster parents for 30 plus years and welcomed over 61 children into their home. The family requests any former foster children to join them graveside in the family seating area.

Billy was a poet, artist, horseman and a humanitarian. He loved to recite his poetry every chance he could.

Billy is survived by his daughter, Jalene Yates of Godley; daughter in love, Kandice Gallimore and husband Mario of Crowley; son in love Daniel Johnson and wife Nicole of Granbury; grandchildren, Willa Johnson, Abby Gallimore, Ana Gallimore, Dustin Yates, Randy Yates and Christie Yates and numerous nieces and nephews.

Billy is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Christalene Giles; son, Lawton Giles; brother and sister-in-law, Wendal Dan “Pink” and Ann Giles; son-in-law Bobby Lee Yates.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home
    Address
    512 North Ridgeway Dr.
    CLEBURNE, TX 76033
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    As a healthy visitor, please follow these mandated recommendations: • Only 50 people are allowed inside the building at one time. • Maintain a safe distance 6 feet or more is mandated. • If you are unable to come by: Please feel free to use our website to provide a written condolence or call the funeral home and we will sign your name to register book. CROSIER-PEARSON CLEBURNE FUNERAL HOME 817-648-0522
  • Service

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Godley Cemetery
    Address
    GODLEY, TX
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    Graveside Service
  • Interment

    Location
    Godley Cemetery
    Address
    GODLEY, TX
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Mary Kay Hardcastle

Posted at 09:20pm
My sincere condolences to his family. My parents, Harold & Mary Ann Hardcastle, were so proud of him & loved him.
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Mary Kay Hardcastle

Posted at 09:19pm
My sincere condolences to his family. My parents, Harold & Mary Ann Hardcastle, loved him. I saw him last at my Mother’s service in November. He always had a fun story to tell.
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Richard M. Blaney

Posted at 11:19pm
Bill received many awards during his lifetime. We are honored to have known him. Rick Blaney, Pat Blaney, Heidi Reinhardt
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Jalene Yates

Posted at 10:59pm
I'm going to miss my daddy....I rember when I was a kid when we was showing horses there was alot of times that daddy and I was in the same class it could be halter class ( mare halter class) or Western pleasure or Spanish festa I he would beat me at times but I would beat him and I would never let him forget that we would talk about it years later or even now and we would just laugh and laugh I miss competing with that Giles man oh that's right I'm jalene ( Giles ) Yates the daughter he taught me to ride and show these Galiceno horses....thank you daddy.....I love my daddy very very much....
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