Billy Markley

William LeRoy “Billy” Markley

December 6, 1957 ~ September 2, 2019

Grand Junction resident, William “Billy” Markley passed away peacefully at his group home in Grand Junction, CO  on September 2, 2019. He was 61 years old.

    Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta.

   Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p. m. on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Pea Green Cemetery in Delta, Colorado with Trent Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow at the Pea Green Cemetery.

   Billy was born to Ernest Leroy and Marian Arlene (Lugard) Markley on December 9, 1957 in Delta, Colorado.

   Billy loved cars and reading Hot Rod magazines. He could often be found at JUCO games throughout the summer months. Billy loved to sing, and was someone that anyone could strike up a conversation with. He also enjoyed disassembling typewriters and electronics.

   He is survived by his sisters, Luana (Dale) Hansen of Craig, CO, Vicki (David) Shreeves of Cushing, OK; step-brothers, Merl Morris of Grand Junction, CO, Nolan Morris of Fairview, OK, and John Morris of Seiling, OK; as well as many nieces and nephews, cousins, and a longtime friends, Jeff Rodgers and Dena Marutzky and Romero Vera.

   He is preceded in death by his mother and father, both sets of grandparents, his step-father, great-niece (Rorrie Bellew), step brother, Gordon Morris and step-sister Iva Jennings.

   Billy was a bright soul that will surely be missed by his family and friends.

   Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.

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