Billy Dean Raistrick

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Billy Dean Raistrick, 76, of Wheaton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at Select Specialty Hospital in Springfield.

He was born Sept. 3, 1940, in Rolling Prairie, Ind., the son of Alvin Russell and Mable Larue (Mills) Raistrick. On Oct. 14, 1964, he was united in marriage to Sandra Kay Cox, who survives.

Additional survivors include: two sons, Billy Raistrick and his fiancÚ Melody Thomas of Azle, Texas, and Russel Raistrick and his wife Brenda of Wheaton; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents and siblings, Gil, Buddy, Harlan, Jackie and June.

He grew up and received his education at Rolling Prairie, Ind. He joined the U.S. Navy serving in the Vietnam War and retired after 23 years of service. He was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church in Wheaton.

Burial with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 28 at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 5201 S. Southwood Road, Springfield.

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