Billy Jo Earnest Binion
March 22, 1939 — May 26, 2013
Billy Jo Earnest Binion, 74, of Bayou Vista, passed away at his home Sunday, May 26, 2013.
He was born on March 22, 1939, in Decota, W.Va., to J.T. and Opal Binion. He enlisted in the Air Force and served from 1956 to 1962. He married Rita Mendoza on Oct. 18, 1958, in Franklin. They had three children and later divorced. He married Amanda Aucoin on Aug, 10, 1985, in Bayou Vista.
Billy loved spending time with his family and was passionate about fishing. Throughout his life, he went fishing at every possible opportunity, and always had a fishing pole with him no matter where he went. He will be sadly missed by all.
He is survived by his wife, Amanda Aucoin Binion of Bayou Vista; his son, Curt Binion of Morgan City; his daughters, Terri Binion Morrison of Seneca, S.C.; Tina Binion Arns and her husband, Don, of Blue Grass, Iowa; stepdaughter, Lori Hebert and her husband, Chad, of Centerville; brothers, Tom Binion of Wayland, Mich.; Sam Binion and his wife, Margie, of Ringgold, Ga.; a sister, Susie Shively and her husband, Dale, of Rossville, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, J.T.; mother, Opal Knipp; stepfather, Chester Knipp; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Myrtle Aucoin; and sisters, Betty Johnson and Shirley Powell.
A graveside service with military honors will be held Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Morgan City Cemetery with a time of remembrance to follow at Calumet Baptist Church.