Billy Charles Tye, 63, of Corpus Christi, Texas, was walked into Heaven Wednesday, October 2, 2019 surrounded by the girls that were his world: his wife and daughters.
He was born on July 22, 1956 in Fort Worth, TX. He was a family man to the extreme and stole the hearts of all three girls and the love of his life, Kimberley. Kimberley and Billy met on a blind date and that very night he told her he loved her, and he knew then he would marry her someday. He was indeed a man of his word as they married on July 21, 1979 and they celebrated 40 years of marriage this past July. Billy taught his girls what it meant to be a husband by how he loved their mom and he and Kimberley got to savor many moments at the beach and by the Bay after their move to Corpus. Billy loved his baby girls to the moon and back and if you spent any time with him, you’d know how much he loved to hear them sing. Billy was “Beans” to his grandkids and adored each one. Reese and Bryn were the first to steal his heart, and his name will continue in Tye.
Billy accepted Christ in his youth. He was involved in the AWANA program for over 20 years, was an AWANA Commander for 5 and on the AWANA Missionary Board of East Texas for 5 years. Billy was an Elder at Grace Bible Church in Nacogdoches, had unwavering faith and was known for modeling Jesus.
He loved helping people and giving to others and would drop anything or his plans to help you, wanting nothing in return. He was known for driving miles to help others, said he was just paying it forward, and asked them to do the same. He and Kimberley always said they’d never be millionaires because they’d give it all away.
He was a man of few words, but a very wise, thoughtful thinker. He could put anything together or take it apart, and was referred to as “MacGyver.” He was funny, a wise-cracker to many and kept everyone laughing. He loved Hallmark movies and blamed his tears on the fan.
Anyone who knew him, knew he was a workaholic, and seldom rested. He was a man of impeccable character, and whatever he set out to do, he was totally committed to. If he was indeed forced to rest, he loved learning anything new, especially flying and meddling with his “toys.”
Billy played football in High School and ran track. He loved sports, but didn’t like watching them, except for his girls playing soccer. He loved golf, motorcycles, scuba diving, skydiving, water skiing, bull riding, anything that flew and anything cars.
No one met him that wasn’t instantly likened to him, and he truly was one in a million.
Billy was preceded in death by his mother Margaret Charles Tye and is survived by his soulmate Kimberley Chaney Tye, three daughters, Misty Beasley and husband Jimmy, Charlsey Jimenez and husband Mikey, Kelsey Tye, two granddaughters Reese and Bryn Beasley, one grandson Tye Jimenez and numerous other family, friends and friends that are family.
Proverbs 22:1 “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”
Colossians 1:3-6 “We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people – the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in Heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the Gospel that has come to you. In the same way, the Gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world – just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace.”
While we lament his passing and ponder on all we’ve lost, our lives overflow with what we’ve gained by just sharing breaths with him.
Billy would want nothing less than to guard his family, watch over them and most importantly, lead them to Jesus by the life he led.
In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up for Billy’s grandchildren. https://www.paypal.me/billytyetrust?locale.x=en_US
Your continued prayers are greatly appreciated.
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