Billy F. Wolaver, 86, of Orange, passed away Oct. 23, 2015, in Orange. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 27, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Dan Brack of Community Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn in West Orange. Visitation will be prior to the service starting at 1:00 PM.
Born in Smithville, Ok, Oct. 17, 1929, he was the son of Mark Wolaver, Jr. and Faye Wyatt Wolaver. Billy was a retired operator from Inland and a veteran of the United States Army who served in World War II. He was an avid dominos and shuffleboard player, and had a passion for fishing. He also loved to spend time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Anette Fisher Wolaver and sister, Gean Oney.
He is survived by his children, Michael DiBenedetto and wife Wendy, Dale Avant and husband Sandy, Alice Teeler and husband Chad, Thomas Harrison DiBenedetto, Hannah Grace DiBenedetto, Brett Holton and girlfriend Abbi, Lauren Hagan and husband Duke, Madison Weaver and husband Jered and Dalton Teeler; sister, Anne Mclelland; nephews and nieces, Mark Mclelland, Debby Bailey, Jered Bailey, Andria Woodruff, Teresa Mosheterria and Timothy Mclelland; great grandchildren, Blaze and Brody Hagan and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Dalton Teeler, Brett Holton, Duke Hagan, David Fisher, Charlie Raney and Chad Teeler. Honorary pallbearer is Harry DiBenedetto.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Girl’s Haven, Inc. 3380 Fannin St. # A, Beaumont, Texas, 77701.