Billy Neil


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Billy Neil McNiel

May 08 1930 - Apr 01 2005

Mr. Billy Neil McNiel of McKinney, TX passed away Friday, April 1, 2005 in Plano, TX. He was born May 8, 1930 in McKinney to Pierce and Connie “Odle” McNiel. Mr. McNiel was a veteran in the U S Air Force during the Korean conflict then married Wilda Davis January 3, 1955 in Durant, OK. Mr. McNiel worked 26 years with the Dallas Fire Department before retirement in 1980. Billy was also the owner / operator of the Odle Taxi Co. and Red D Taxi Co. in McKinney from 1967 to 1978. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Wilda McNiel of McKinney, daughters and sons-in law: Donna & David Ortega of Lancaster, Cindy & Neal Gildner of Hot Springs, AR and Teri & Mark Tallant of McKinney; grandchildren: Neil Roberts, Ryan Gildner, Ty Gildner, Regina Pope, Lexi and Chloe Tallant; great grandchildren: Brittany Pope and Hagen Gildner; sisters and brothers-in-law: Sue McNeil of Dallas, Sherry & Bob Ferrell of Oklahoma City, OK, Linda & James Dugger of Plano and Ruth Kennedy of McKinney. He is preceded in death by his sisters: Judy McNiel and Pat Davis; and great granddaughter, Annora Gildner. Services will be held Monday, April 4, 2005 at 10:00 AM in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Woody Wilson and Rev. Robert Helsey officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 PM Sunday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
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