Billy Rex Tubbleville, 73, a life long resident of Orange, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4 at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Rev. Scott McIntosh of North Orange Baptist Church and Deacon Eddie Blankenstein of St. Francis Catholic Church.

Cremation will follow under the direction of Claybar Heaven of Rest Crematory.
Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Mr. Tubbleville was born on October 8, 1934, in Malacoff. He was the son of Grady Lee and Helen Arlene (Seaton) Tubbleville. Billy retired from Firestone in Orange after 37 years as an Operator; he was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran and was a member of the First Christian Church in Orange. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, he will be missed by all who knew and cared about him. He loved life and lived it to its fullest and his special joy was his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Helen Tubbleville.

He is survived by his wife, Ginger Tubbleville of Orange; sons and daughters-in-law, Rex Allen Tubbleville and Pam of Mauriceville, Kevin Lee Tubbleville and Tammy of Tatum, and Randal Kyle Tubbleville and Michelle of Orange; grandchildren, Joshua, Maegan, Brandon, Elyshia, Adam, Will, Lexi, and Konner Tubbleville; great-grandchild, Elise Rose Iles; sister, Montez “Tess” Easley and brother-in-law, Michael, who he loved like a brother of Troup; and nephew and family, Kelly and Kristy and son Carter Easley of Tyler.