Rev. Billy Guy Sewell
April 7, 2927
November 4, 2015
Rev. Billy Guy Sewell, 88, formerly of Salado, passed away in Itasca, Texas on November 4, 2015.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at Woodbury Baptist Church, 1793 FM 309, Hillsboro, Texas with Rev. Stanley Lohse and Rev. Bobby Gardner officiating.
Rev. Sewell 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.
He married Barbara Jean Berry on October 19, 1956. He began his ministry in Salado in 1949. From Salado, he went to Nolan Valley and later to Central Baptist Church in Itasca. He 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.
He was preceded in death by his parents, E. Guy and Bertha Sewell; and grandson, Ethan Sewell.
Billy is survived by his wife Barbara; sons, Douglas Sewell and wife, Karen, Stanley Sewell and wife, Lindy and Gregory Sewell and wife, Shanah; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, 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.
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