WILLAM “BILLY” ROSEMOND MCNEER

William “Billy” Rosemond McNeer, 80, peacefully passed away March 21, 2017 at Lexington Manor surrounded by his loving family.  He was born February 6, 1937 in Lexington, MS.  Billy was the beloved husband and best friend to his one and only love of 53 years, Faye McNeer of Lexington.
Billy is survived by his loving wife Faye; his four children, Billy McNeer, Dennis McNeer, Amanda Rogers and Sherry Goss; daughter-in-law Carol McNeer; sons-in-law, Chris Rogers and William Goss; grandchildren, Ryan Rogers, Nick Rogers, Robbie Rogers, Anna Leigh McNeer and Ryder Goss; brothers, Carlton McNeer and wife Stella and Mike McNeer; and sister Delaine Haney and husband David.  He is preceded in death by his parents, William “Buster” Clyde McNeer and Adele McNeer; brother William Clyde McNeer; and sister Lena Beth McNeer.
Billy served 12 years in the Mississippi Army National Guard where he achieved the position of Mess Sergeant. In the early 1960’s, Billy opened Quality Used Cars. In 1964, Billy went to work for Holiday Inn in Houston, TX as a Master Chef.  In 1965, Holiday Inn sent him to culinary school where he graduated. In 1968, Billy and Faye opened the Triangle Inn in Pearl, MS.  Billy went to work for Admiral Benbow Inn in Jackson, MS in 1967 as the Executive Manager of the kitchen and restaurant. In 1970, Billy and Faye returned to Lexington where he found his love of 18 wheelers. He had many adventures in the trucking business and in 1972, he added an additional business to his trucking company, when he purchased the Amoco Service Station in Lexington.  Billy also worked on one of the country’s largest projects in the early 70’s.  He worked on the Alaska pipeline from 1973 to 1976. Billy worked in many areas of the trucking business over the years by hauling everything from grain to logs, to house trailers, to lumber and many other materials. Billy retired in 2007 and spent the last 10 years at home with his wife Faye.
Billy will be remembered as the loving husband, father, Papaw and friend that we all knew him to be. He will be forever remembered as the tremendous family man we all knew and loved.

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