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Billie Earl "Bill" Myrick

Also Known As: "Bill"
Birthplace: Mendenhall, Simpson County, Mississippi, United States
Death: March 12, 2011 (84)
Odessa, Ector County, Texas, United States
Place of Burial: Odessa, Ector County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Martin Myrick, Sr. and Allie Artimissa Myrick
Husband of Ethel LaVerne Myrick
Father of BENGE & MEYRICK/MYRICK HISTORIAN Bellinda Gail Myrick-Barnett; Private and Private
Brother of Private; Private; Private; Private; Private and 4 others

Occupation: Singer Radio DJ, Music Production Shows, Truck Driver, Transport Safety Educator
Managed by: Florence Gail Hutson
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About Billie Earl "Bill" Myrick

Billy Earle Myrick--1926 - 2011; Born Aug 6 1926; Magee/Mendenhall area, Simpson co MS and passed Mar 12 2011 in Odessa, Ector TX

Parents: James Martin Myrick 1892 - 1944 and Allie Artimissa Myrick (born Parker)1892 - 1976

Siblings: Daisy Juanita Myrick, 1911 - 1995

               Lucille Myrick, 1915 - 2000
               Tommy Catron Myrick, 1929 - 1977
                Lois Marie Myrick, 1913 - 1996
                Willie Spencer Myrick, 1918 - 1991
                James Eudell Myrick, 1932 - 1991 

BILL MYRICK, son of James Martin "Jim" Myrick & Allie Artimissa Parker, husband of Ethel LaVerne "LaVerne" Slaughter, brother of Daisy Juanita "Lady" Myrick Kennedy, Lois Marie Myrick Robinson, Lucille Myrick Rodgers, (Senator) W. Spencer Myrick, Ellen Grace Myrick Ainsworth, Callie O'Neal "Shorty" Myrick, Tommy Catron "Tom" Myrick, Johnny Carroll "J.C." Myrick, & James Martin/aka Eudell "Jim" Myrick, Jr., children, Bellinda Myrick-Barnett, Martin Conally Myrick, Ph.D., Billy Myrick, grandchildren, Morgan Myrick, Chase Myrick, Mackenzie Myrick Ross, Will Myrick, Max Myrick, Thomas H. "Logan" Barnett, IV, Beaudry Spencer Myrick Barnett, and great grandson, Jackson Ross.
Billie Earl “Bill” Myrick BIRTH 6 Aug 1926 Mendenhall, Simpson County, Mississippi, USA DEATH 12 Mar 2011 (aged 84) Texas, USA BURIAL Sunset Memorial Gardens Odessa, Ector County, Texas, USA PLOT Sec C Plot 292 Lot 1 MEMORIAL ID 68685120 · View Source

MEMORIAL PHOTOS 6 FLOWERS 9 Billie Earl "Bill" Myrick, aka Paw Paw, was 84 years young when he was called home by our Lord, Jesus Christ, on Saturday March 12, 2011, after a long illness.

Born as one of ten children on August 6, 1926 in Mendenhall, Mississippi to James Martin Myrick and wife Allie Artemissy Parker Myrick, he married his loving wife of 63 years, LaVerne Slaughter on October 18, 1947 in Oak Grove, Louisiana. He is survived by his wife, one daughter Bellinda Myrick Barnett and husband Tom of Leander, Texas; two sons: Martin Myrick of San Diego, Ca. & Billy R. Myrick and wife Carol of Wylie, Texas; seven Grandchildren: Morgan Myrick of Abilene, Chase Myrick and wife Cristina of Rowlett, Mackenzie Ross and husband Ryan of Wylie, Tom Barnett of Leander, Beau Barnett of San Antonio, Will Myrick and Max Myrick, both of Los Angeles, Ca. as well as two Great Grandchildren; Jackson Ross of Wylie and London Ross, coming to Wylie in July, 2011. He is also survived by one brother, J.C. Myrick and wife Francis of Conroe, Tx. along with a number of nieces and nephews living across the country in Nevada, Texas, Louisiana and Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters.

Dad lived an awesome life. He served as a Combat Field Medic with the U. S. Army's 25th Infantry in WWII and was most recently awarded The Bronze Star for his service by U.S. Representative Mike Conaway, in a ceremony held at First Baptist Church in Odessa on February 20, 2011. He also enjoyed a life long music career and had the opportunity of playing with the likes of Bill Monroe, The Grand Ole Opry, The Louisiana Hayride, The Mayfield Brothers and others. Dad also had the distinction of introducing great performers like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and Waylon Jennings for their first appearances in Texas.

Paw Paw was one of the Bluegrass legends in West Texas. For more than twenty years, he DJ'd a bluegrass radio show locally on KOCV radio at Odessa College and served as Emcee for the annual Bluegrass festival at Florey Park in Andrews County. He has also served as Emcee for many other bluegrass festivals and shows throughout West Texas, Eastern New Mexico and Southwest Oklahoma through those same years. His exploits in the bluegrass arena have also been detailed in many books.

In addition to his military service, Dad also served in the 1950's with the Odessa Police Department, Ector County Sheriff's Office and as an Ector County Constable. During that time, he was also dubbed with the title of "The Singing Policeman" and "The Platter Spinning Cop" for his continuing work as a country singer and DJ around Odessa & Midland. Following that, he went to work in the trucking industry and subsequently retired in 1992 as Transport Manager for Air Liquide, formerly known as Big Three Industries with thirty years of service.

Visitation with the family will be from 6-8 PM Friday, March 18, 2011 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Services are scheduled for 5:00 PM Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Byron McWilliams officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Dad was a great man, husband, father and grandfather. He has many, many friends and will be sorely missed by all who have known and loved him. We love you Dad and we will see you again in Heaven. ______________

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Family Members Parents Photo James Martin Myrick 1892–1944

Allie Artemissy Parker Myrick 1892–1976

Spouse Photo Ethel LaVerne Slaughter Myrick 1930–2012

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Billie Earl "Bill" Myrick's Timeline

August 6, 1926
Mendenhall, Simpson County, Mississippi, United States
March 12, 2011
Age 84
Odessa, Ector County, Texas, United States
March 19, 2011
Age 84
Sunset Memorial Gardens, Odessa, Ector County, Texas, United States