Billy Dale Stringer

Billy Dale Stringer, age 85, of Floydada passed away, Monday, August 10, 2020.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, August 14, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Floydada. Mark Snowden officiated.Interment followed at the Floydada Cemetery.

Visitation was held prior to the service at 10 a.m., at the First Baptist Church.

Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Floydada.

Billy Dale Stringer was born in Nevada County, Arkansas on May 25, 1935 to Joseph Dale Stringer and Edna Faye Crank Stringer.

At seven years old he moved with his family to Floyd County, Texas. His family made the journey from Arkansas in a borrowed pickup truck to begin a new life farming in the Barwise and Sandhill communities. He took his first “paying” job as a young farmer at age 11 with the Callahan Wheat Company owned by relatives of the Stringer family in the Barwise community.

Billy rode his horse to the Sandhill school where he attended through 8th grade, and then graduated from Floydada High School in 1954. For a brief time, he attended Wayland Baptist College before becoming a full-time farmer in the Barwise and Sandhill communities.

In 1955, he met his future wife, Molly Earp, at Sandhill Baptist Church. They married on December 22, 1956 and settled in the Barwise community where they began their marriage of 63 years. They had three children, Christy Jan, Melody Sue, and Billy Steven Stringer.

Billy Dale faithfully attended First Baptist Church in Floydada where he served as a deacon. He loved the Lord and studying the Bible.

Although he considered himself a shy man, his greatest joy was investing all his personal and earthly resources in his family and others. His mission in life was to deepen his relationship with the Lord, and help others find God’s path for their lives.

Billy is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Stinson Stringer, and two sisters, Margaret Sue Stringer and Dorothy Rhea.

His only surviving sibling, Reta Lathem resides in South Dakota.

He is survived by his wife, Molly, and daughters, Christy Newberry and husband, Paul, Melody Roberts and husband, Jim, and his son Steve. As well as many nieces and nephews in Arkansas, South Dakota, and Texas. He retired from farming just in time for his most cherished role as “PawPaw” to this only granddaughter, Morgan Roberts.

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