Date of Birth: October 17, 1950
Date of Death: March 16, 2023
Billy Ray Chick, 72, of Sun City, Arizona sadly passed on March 16th, 2023, following complications due to a recent heart attack compounded by a long battle with COPD. He was born on October 17th, 1950, in Gallup, New Mexico to Milo Chick and Patsy Miller and raised by Ruth Ann (Nanny) and Joesph William Akard(Daddy Joe). Billy was a hard-working, easy going, dedicated friend who loved his family deeply. Billy grew up in Fence Lake, New Mexico and after graduating from Zuni high school he moved to Phoenix, Arizona to be close to his Uncle Clyde Akard who helped raise him. Billy started working in the retail furniture business and met his first wife Mary Juergensen and they had 3 children. Later Billy had the opportunity to work for his longtime friend Bill Kelley doing construction as a framer, a job he loved until he retired. Billy and Mary ultimately divorced but remained lifelong friends. Billy loved going camping with family and friends, fishing, hunting, canoeing, horseback riding, off-roading, darts, pool, cards, and dominos. After retiring Billy met his longtime girlfriend Geri O'Connell(daughter Laurie) who he lived with up until his passing. Billy is survived by his children Nayree (Patrick) Ross, Jodie (Monte) Monroe, and Troy Chick; grandchildren Madison, Mariah, Zoe, Kinsley, and Robert; and siblings JoAnn Maxwell, Betty (John) Zlatich, Ree Ann Chick, David Miller, James Miller, Shawn Miller; and many nieces and nephews. Billy was preceded in death by grandparents Ruth Ann(Nanny) and Joesph William Akard (Daddy Joe), parents Milo Chick and Patsy Miller, brother Milo Raymond Chick Jr and Phillip Wadley, and Uncle Clyde Akard.
Servies to be held at Best Funeral Home 9380 W Peoria, AZ 85345 on April 2nd at 2pm with reception to follow at Daddy-O's Grill 4163 W Thunderbird Rd Phoenix, AZ 85029. We would love to hear stories if you are willing to share at the Memorial. I am sure there are some good ones.