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Rev. Sewell

April 7, 1927 — November 4, 2015

Rev. Sewell

Rev. Billy Guy Sewell, 88, left his earthly home in Itasca, Texas on November 4, 2015 and entered into his eternal home in heaven. A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Woodbury Baptist Church, 1793 FM 309, Hillsboro, Texas with Rev. Stanley Lohse and Rev. Bobby Gardner officiating. Billy was born on April 7, 1927 in Georgetown, Texas, the first born of E. Guy and Bertha Sewell. He graduated from Belton High School, joined the U.S. Navy and served in WWII. After serving his country, he began his college education at Mary Hardin Baylor and graduated from Baylor with his Bachelor's degree. He later received his Masters of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary School. Billy married Barbara Jean Berry on October 19, 1956. He began his ministry in Salado, Texas in 1949. From Salado, he went to Nolan Valley and later to Central Baptist Church in Itasca. Billy served as pastor of the Woodbury Baptist Church for 31 years, prior to retirement. His working career extended into other areas, including working for Region 12 as a traveling counselor for many years and as marching band director for Itasca High School. Billy made a positive difference in many lives during his lifetime. He was preceded in death by his parents, E. Guy and Bertha Sewell; and grandson, Ethan Sewell. Billy is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Barbara; sons, Douglas Sewell and wife, Karen, Stanley Sewell and wife, Lindy and Gregory Sewell and wife, Shanah; grandchildren, Nichole, Katie, Hanah, Cameron, Mason, Gavin and Chloe; great grandchildren, Chynna, Maebry and Cate; sister, Janette Kornegay and husband, Roy; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mission Hospice, 505 N. Ridgeway Dr., Suite, 173, Cleburne, TX 76033, who took such wonderful care of him during his final months.
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