Billy Jack Steele of Milner died Oct. 1 in Steamboat Springs. He was 66.
Billy was born Feb. 13, 1934, in Shreveport, La., to James Maurice and Gladys Fern (Mobley) Steele. He married Susan J. Sprenger of Loveland Dec. 17, 1976.
He served in the military and reserves from 1955 to 1962. He was employed by United Gas in Texas and Louisiana. After moving to Colorado in the early 1960s, he worked as a pipefitter and welder on large construction projects around the country. He was a member of Pipefitters local No. 208 in Denver.
Billy is survived by his wife, Susan; two sons, Jack Steele of Loveland and George Steele of Shreveport, La.; three daughters, Laura Smith of Mechanicsville, Md., Dawn Pearson of Minden, La. and Angel McGirr of Allen, Tex.; and numerous grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one granddaughter.
There was cremation. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Yampa Valley Medical Center, 1024 Park Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.