Billie Dale Stires, 79, Omaha, AR, formerly of El Dorado Springs, journeyed to our heavenly father on Sept. 29, 2013, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield. Bill was born May 10, 1934, in Wichita, KS, to Charles and Deloris Stires, the youngest of six children.
He served in the United States Air Force between the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He was an avid lover of music and entertaining anyone with his songs and stories. He lived to be on either side of a good joke or prank. His self-taught style of guitar playing and song writings entertained thousands of people across the country throughout all the years of his life.
Billie is survived by his sister, Lois; wife, Polly; sons -Dale, Don, Darryl, Ed and Jon; 15 grandchildren and over 20 great-grandchildren.
Please join us at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the El Dorado Springs Church of God (Holiness) to celebrate this wonderful life with family and friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.