Mr. George “Billy” Thirkill was born on April 2, 1938 in Jacksonville, Texas (Cherokee County) to Beauty Lee Rodgers-Thirkill, and Arluster Elbert Thirkill. On January 24, 2021 he heard the master’s call, and transitioned from labor to reward. He was preceded in death by both parents, 2 brothers, Toliver Ray, and Arluster Thirkill Jr; and 1 great-grandson, Daxton Castleberry.
He attended Fred Douglas High School, and upon completion he began work at Travis Memorial Hospital. Later, he was employed by Wing Archery until they closed down. He then began his career with the City of Jacksonville where he dedicated 16 years. Upon retirement, he worked with JISD transportation system, and entered retirement once again.
At an early age, he untied with Border Street Church of Christ which later became Seminary Heights Church of Christ on Arnold street, where he was installed as a deacon faithful until death.
He had many hobbies, and joys in life. As a kid, he enjoyed going to the local movie theatre, and as an adult he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and sports; especially THE DALLAS COWBOYS! He was a watchman over God’s word studying his bible, and keeping the doctrine correct guarding against false teachings.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories his loving wife of 64 years, Mary Taylor-Thirkill; 5 children, Georgia Tilly, Nettie Scott (Bennie), Benny Thirkill (Bridgett), Ann Mosley (DeShawn) all of Jacksonville, Texas, and Karl Thirkill (Argie) of Austin, Texas; one sister, Beauty Faye Thirkill-Wallace of Cedar Hill, Texas; 2 brother, Henry Thirkill Sr of Lake Palestine, Texas, and Kenneth Thirkill of Houston, Texas; and one aunt, Ida Mae Hicks of Carthage, Texas. He was thankful to god for the blessing of his future generations through his 16 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren,and 6 great-great grandchildren. He also leaves special friends Bobby Jones, Milton Franklin, Earnest Ray Clayborne, Josphine Johnson, and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and family friends.
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