Billy Ray Fuson, 91, of Lovington, NM passed away at his residence in Lovington on April 30, 2020. Mr. Fuson was born on November 1, 1928 in Corsicana, Texas to Aubrey Clay and Phoebe Emerie (Russell) Fuson. He served in the US Army from 1946-1947 and then re-enlisted in 1952 and served until 1955, serving during two different wars and conflict. He was a military policeman and an investigator for the Military. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion and was very proud of his military service. Billy was employed by Cactus Drilling for several years as a driller and a tool pusher. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and was a very loving, family man. His sense of humor was a lot of fun and he enjoyed going to hear his son's bands play and surprising them with his and Jackie's presence. He married the love of his life, Jackie Pendleton and they shared a love and a life most people would envy. Billy was an avid reader and an interesting man and he also loved his dog "Molly". He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Jackie; two sisters: Betty Cawley and Wanda Bright and one granddaughter, Amanda Jo Fuson.
Surviving him are two sons: C.J Fuson and Charles Arbrey Fuson, both of Texas; two daughters: Pam Raglin and husband Doyle of Breckenridge, TX and Donna Duncan and husband Randy of Lovington, NM; six grandchildren and twelve Great-grandchildren.
Mr. Fuson will be cremated and his services will be held at a later time with the family.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a cancer program in Lea County that benefits people here.
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