Billy Sopher

Billy Gene Sopher

Saturday, May 24th, 1947 - Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
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Burleson, Texas - Billy Gene Sopher, 74, passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at his home in Burleson, Texas.
Visitation for family and friends will be on Tuesday, June 8th 11:00 – 12:00, in the Chapel of Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, Tx 76013.

Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 noon in the Wade Chapel with Pastor Tommy Brandon officiating.
Burial will be at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2100 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Tx 75211 at 2:30 p.m.

Billy was born on May 24, 1947 in Odin, Illinois to William Marshall and Margaret Louise (Becker) Sopher.
Billy graduated from Odin High School and joined the U.S. Navy in 1966 where served 5 tours of duty in Vietnam. Billy lived most of his life in Arlington. He worked for and retired from the United States Postal Service. He was the Vice-President and President of the NALC Branch 2309 in Arlington. He loved hunting and fishing with his family and friends.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents, William and Margaret Sopher, Parents-in-law, Robert and Bess Perryman, and a nephew, Rhett Perryman.

He is survived by his beautiful wife of 48 years, Nancy Lee Perryman Sopher; son, Billy Gene Sopher Jr. and wife, Katrina and daughter, Heather Downs and husband, Jeff; four grandchildren, Kody Gentry, Kaylee Sopher, Eli Downs and Sadie Downs; many cousins and an aunt.

Wade Family Funeral Home
(817) 274-9233
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 11:00am
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W. Pioneer Pkwy
    Arlington, Texas 76013
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 12:00pm
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W. Pioneer Pkwy
    Arlington, Texas 76013
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 | 2:30pm
    Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 2:30pm
    Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
    2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
    DALLAS, Texas 75211
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Ken Hayden

Posted at 01:16pm
Bill and I were high school classmates at Odin. He was a hard worker and we did have a lot of laughs together. His dad worked in the oil fields and hired Bill and I for “some work”. It was hard work! We were napping on the way back and had said , ‘ we’re not doing this again’. Just as we got home, his dad said, ‘ see ya tomorrow boys!’ We reluctantly said yes. We laughed a few times over that. Billy served our country with courage and honor. Rest well Bill.

Orlando and Frances Becker

Posted at 12:03pm
Billy and I shared childhood memories as my first cousin. Was very happy to get together again in Granbury ,Tx in 2017. Our condolences to Nancy and the family of Billy. He will be missed so much.
Orlando and Frances Becker
Pontiac, Illinois

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