Billy Ray Weissend Sr.
Billy Ray Weissend Sr. (78) passed away on October 19th, 2021, in Olathe, KS. His battle with injuries sustained from a recent fall showed how strong a man he really was. Even though Billy is no longer with us, he leaves behind a legacy of faith, love, hard work, discipline, and family.
Billy loved all things involving hunting, fishing, football, and most of all, his family. Nothing made him happier than playing with his grandkids, or great-grandkids, at a massive family get-together at Grandpa Joe’s house.
Professionally, Billy was a 1st Class Operating Engineer and started the job as Veterans of Foreign Wars Facilities Manager in Washington DC, until he was promoted to Director of VFW Properties in Kansas City, MO. He then relocated his family to Kansas. He was with the VFW for 29 years, and was the last Vietnam Veteran to serve as a Director at the VFW!
He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Earl Weissend, mother Sarah Nancy Tucker Weissend, and his brother, Earl Weissend.
Billy is survived by…his loving wife of 32 years, Toni Chasteen Weissend; 5 children, Nancy Weissend, Brandy Weissend, Jenny (Kevin) Doss, Chad Weissend, Billy (Katie Rose) Weissend Jr.; 7 brothers, Jerry (Paula) Weissend, Robert Weissend, Wayne (Margaret) Weissend, Sidney (Sandy) Weissend, Ricky (Betty) Weissend, Tommy (Belinda) Weissend, Michael (Dorothy) Weissend; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Billy’s ashes will be spread at the family farm in one of the ponds he grew up swimming and fishing in.
Billy’s Celebration of Life service will be held on November 20th at 2 pm at Temple Baptist Church, 30 Co Rd. 1184, Cullman, AL 35057.
In lieu of flowers, donations, if so desired, may be made to The Olathe Hospice House or College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe, KS. Contact information is below.
The Olathe Hospice House: (913) 324-8588
College Church of the Nazarene: (913) 764-4575