Billy Ray Ellison

September 19, 1947 ~ September 17, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old


Billy Ray Ellison

GALVESTON - Mr. Billy Ray Ellison passed from this life Sunday, September 17, 2023, in Galveston.

Born September 19, 1947, in Galveston, Mr. Ellison had been a lifelong resident of Galveston. He was of the Lutheran faith. He graduated from Ball High School in 1966. Met his future wife Darlene Oglesby and they were married for 49 years before her passing in 2016. Billy served in the U.S. Navy Reserves and worked as an electrician for Amoco and BP for over 20 years. He was known as Mr. Fix It because there was nothing that was broken that he could not fix. His great love for his grandchildren helped him through his grief of losing Darlene. He enjoyed going to all their sporting events from softball to baseball.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Ellison; parents, Coleman F. and Ethel (Rosenkoetter) Ellison; sister, Barbara Huerta; brother, Ronald Ellison; nephew, Tom Oglesby, Jr.

Survivors include his daughters, Stacie Efram and husband, Dan, Brittnie Radzieski; brothers, Karl Ellison and wife, Anita, Clifford Ellison; grandchildren, Alvin Lee, Kaila Lee, Louis Radzieski and Bentleigh Radzieski; brothers-in-law, Tom Oglesby and wife, Barbara, Pete Huerta; nephews, Robert Huerta and Marc Huerta.

A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2023, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home, with Chaplain Don Devens officiating.

Memorials in the form of donations may be made in Billy’s name to the American Heart Association, Post Office Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692. 

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Memorial Service
September 23, 2023

2:00 PM
Hayes Funeral Home Chapel
10412 Highway Six
Hitchcock, Texas 77563


American Heart Association
Post Office Box 841125, Dallas TX 75284-1125


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