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Monday, October 16, 2023
10:30am - 12:00 pm (Central time)
Monday, October 16, 2023
Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)
Funeral services for Mr. William L. “Billy” Husted III, 71, of Monroe, LA will be held at 12:00 P.M. Monday. October 16, 2023, at Covenant Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Mabray, Rev. Tom Cook, and Trey Williams officiating. Private family graveside services will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 10:30 A.M. until service time at Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Billy, the dearly loved husband, father, and grandfather of our family is finally at rest after he has overcome enormous health challenges for years, valiantly fighting time and again. We are blessed beyond measure that he fought courageously to live against all odds and that God miraculously extended his time with us. We count dear every moment we had with him. He was so loved by his family because he taught us well and loved us well. None of us wonders how he felt about us, because he demonstrated in word and deed his love for us daily. He loved God and he loved his family.
Billy was born in Monroe, LA on April 14, 1952, to Mary Alice Mickel Husted and William Lindsey Husted, Jr. He passed away October 13, 2023, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. He loved this city and never lived a moment of his life outside the area. He devoted his professional career to H. Mickel, a business that was established by his grandfather in 1937.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Alice Husted; his loving wife, Vicki Husted; and his three children, Holly Husted Campbell and her husband Brian of Monroe, LA, Lindsey Husted Braddock and her husband Brett of Monroe, LA, and Trey Williams and his wife Katie of Baton Rouge, LA. He leaves behind his sister, Carroll Swander and her husband Steve; his brother, Mike Husted and his wife Susie; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Billy, known as Papa, had no greater joy in his life than his eight grandchildren: Will Campbell, Thomas Campbell, Stella Braddock, Tarver Braddock, Wills Kellum, Clarke Williams, Kathryn Williams, and Mack Williams.
Pallbearers will be his nephews, Stephen Swander, Bill Swander, Magruder Hazlip, Mickel Husted, Wesley Martin, and Lance Glaser.
We deeply appreciate the tremendous attentiveness and support from family and friends during these past years. We are grateful for the doctors and the nurses at MD Anderson hospital who knew him and loved him from his many visits and the St. Francis Hospital staff who cared for him during his final days. We are also grateful for the time Billy was able to spend at his hunting camp, riding his ranger, enjoying nature, and visiting with friends on his front porch. These Somerset woods and friends will never forget him.
Memorials may be made to Pilots for Patients, whose services helped Billy so much over the years.
One of Billy’s favorite verses was Isaiah 40:31, “But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”