Billy Horelica

March 28, 1942 - January 20, 2023

Billy Douglas Horelica, 80, of Fannett, died Friday, January 20, 2023, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. He was born March 28, 1942, in Wharton, to Willie Mae Fickle Horelica and Willie Paul Horelica.

Billy was a United Stated Army veteran. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and playing golf. He also enjoyed gardening and could fix or build most anything.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Horelica of Fannett; children, Steven Horelica, Mathew Horelica and wife, Missy, all of Devers and Melissa DuBois of Winnie; grandchildren, Wyatt Horelica, Millin Horelica, Mason DuBois, and Maggie DuBois; brother, Mark Horelica and wife, Susan, of Lumberton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie Mae and Willie Horelica.

A gathering of Mr. Horelica’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • January 25, 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (17)

    Rene’ Westbrook says:

    My heart is sad for us, but so happy for Billy. He is probably fishing’ in the Crystal River, about now. I worked with him at GSU for 14 years. He was always kind and genuine. He sold me my first gun, encouraged me to be more like Paul (content wherever I am), and made me try eating gator. I loved his sense of humor. There was a diet contest going on at work and he wanted to win so badly. He told me that he was tied with another guy for the most pounds lost, and it was the day before the final weigh in. He said, “I wonder how many calories Ex-Lax has.” Hahaha. I always looked for him in his church’s booth at the Rice Festival. And I could always count on his infectious smile. He made a difference in my life, and I’m sure many others. He will certainly be missed. Heaven is just a little bit sweeter.

    Helen Bertrand says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We have great memories and love all of you so much.
    Love, this
    Helen and family.

    donald harvey says:

    so sorry for your loss. Billy was a good friend, neighbor, and christian man who will be missed by all. We are praying for you and your family.
    Donnie and Sharon Harvey

    Diane Landry (Langford) says:

    Steven –
    I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I know how hard this is for you. I miss my parents every day. I will be praying for you now and in the days to come. Trust in the Lord and He will give you strength, comfort and peace.
    Diane Feinberg Landry (formerly Langford)

    Brenda Cherry Sullivan says:

    Bill was a fun person to work with. We had many laughs but also some serious conversations. So sorry for the loss of your husband and father. He will be missed by many.

    Darla King says:

    Patsy & Family,
    I’m sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Bill at HFISD. Prayers to comfort you at this time.

    Huey & Cookie Abshire says:

    Patsy and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss of Bill.
    He was such an upbeat, positive, hardworking and friendly person. Take comfort in knowing that he was respected & considered a friend by so many in the community.

    Emily+Wickler says:

    Ms Patsy and kids,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all 🙏🙏
    May you all have peace and comfort.
    Emily Wickler

    Kathy Champagne says:

    So sorry for your loss Miss Patsy I wish I could be there for you love you

    Glenda Woolwine says:

    Proud to call him my friend. Big love to you all. Love, Glenda

    Susan+A+LeBlanc says:

    Patsy, Steven, Matthew, and Melissa
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. Mr. Bill was a sweet kind man. May God give you comfort and peace.

    Dolores Johnson says:

    Patsy, so sorry for your loss. Bill was a great man.
    He will be greatly missed. Prayers for you and your

    Dolores Johnson

    Jo & Vernon LeJeune says:

    Patsy we are so sorry to hear about Billy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Tamra and Steve Miguez says:

    We will always cherish the visits and conversations that we had with this sweet man. He will be greatly missed. Heaven has gained an angel. Fly high Mr. Bill.

    Terry Sanders says:

    Thank you Mr. BILL for your kind and consistent support of the Hamshshire-Fannett Maintenance Department. Your presence will be greatly missed. Rest well!

    Our prayers are with you Ms. Patsy and the rest of your family.

    -Terry Sanders

    Patty+Revia says:

    Our prayers are with the family and friends. Ike and Patty Revia

    A Wayne Brown says:

    Dear Patsy so sorry about Billy.
    A great friend from South Park and for all these years. I enjoyed so visiting with him about our old friends and adventures.
    My conversations and time with him will be greatly missed.
    May our Good Lord comfort you and your family.
    Wayne Brown

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