Billy Bame, 61, Lyndon: June 8, 1959 – May 31, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Billy Bame, 61, Lyndon: June 8, 1959 – May 31, 2021

LYNDON, Kan. – Billy Joe Bame, 61, of Lyndon, Kan., passed away, Monday, May 31, 2021, at Fort Riley, Kan. He was born June 8, 1959, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Robert L. Bame and Francis I. (Grove) Bame.

Billy grew up in the Overbrook, Kan., area, attending Overbrook schools. Billy had lived in Overbrook, Lyndon, and Topeka, before moving back to Lyndon after the death of his wife in 2012.

From 1978 to 1999, Billy was a wire fabricator for Essex Wire, Pauline, Kan. He then worked for three years at Walmart Distribution Center, Ottawa, as a picker. From 2008 to 2015 Billy worked as a construction foreman for Norwak Construction, Goddard, Kan., retiring due to illness.

Billy loved motorcycles. He loved to fish and garden. He was always excited to look at a classic car or antiques. Many nostalgic items from his youth had become collectibles and he always enjoyed looking around at them in the different stores and sales. He was a huge classic rock music fan. He always had time for a good rock song. Most important in his life were his beloved grandchildren. They were his world and he spent as much time as possible with them.

On May 27, 1978, Billy was united in marriage to Beverly Roberts, in Overbrook.  Beverly preceded Billy in death. He is also preceded in death by his parents.

Billy is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Dillard and her husband, Demetrius, Fort Riley; son, Justin Bame, Shawnee, Kan.; four brothers, Jack Bame and his wife, Pat, Carbondale, Kan., Jerry Bame and his wife, Betty, Scranton, Kan., John Bame and his wife, Debbie, Overbrook, and Jim Bame and his wife, Susie, Burlingame, Kan.; and four grandchildren, Deshawn McClelland, Nevaeh Dillard, Sophia Dillard, and Zoey Dillard, all of Fort Riley.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Overbrook United Methodist Church, Overbrook. Burial at Ridgeway Cemetery will follow. Family will meet with friends for a visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 11, at the Overbrook United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Billy Bame Memorial Fund and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, PO Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524. See www.lamb-roberts.com.

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