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Billy L. Kirkpatrick Sr.

Billy L. Kirkpatrick Sr., 72, of Mt. Vernon, died 9:49 a.m. 
Dec. 31, 2004, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. 

He was born Jan. 4, 1932, in Franklin County to Ivan and Geneva (Bennett) 
Kirkpatrick. On June 1, 1956, he married Frances (Karch) Kirkpatrick in Mt. 
Vernon; she survives. He first worked at Gaunt’s TV for 20 years and then 
operated his own television repair service, Bill’s Television Service, 
until retirement. Mr. Kirkpatrick served in the U.S. Army. 

Services were set for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hughey Funeral Home. Pastors 
Junior Karch, Jeff Bond, Jerry Pascarilla and Dwain Huston were to officiate. 
Burial was to be in Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. 

Survivors include wife Frances Kirkpatrick of Mt. Vernon; sons Billy Kirkpatrick 
Jr. and wife Linda of Mt. Vernon and Tony Kirkpatrick and wife Pam of Mt. 
Vernon; grandchildren Tony Kirkpatrick Jr. and fiancee Tabatha Ellis of Mt. 
Vernon, Jordan Lee Kirkpatrick of Mt. Vernon, Bethany Kirkpatrick of 
Mt. Vernon and Moriah Kirkpatrick of Mt. Vernon; brother Tom Kirkpatrick 
and wife Flo of Johnston City; sisters Joann Clarke and husband Gene of 
De Soto and Iva Jean White of Sesser; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. 

Billy was a member of Summersville Pentecostal Church and also served on 
the church board. He loved his grandchildren very much, and also enjoyed 
fishing and hunting with his grandsons and thought his granddaughters were 
the most beautiful girls anywhere! 

For those who wish, memorials may be made to Summersville Pentecostal Church 
and will be accepted at the funeral home or can be mailed to Hughey Funeral 
Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL, 62864. Arrangement have been entrusted to 
the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 618-242-3348 for obituary 
information at any time.

Date: 4 Jan 2005
Source: Register-News
Submitted by:  Robert W. Loman

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