Billy Lawrence Oswald, age 59, of Meridian, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014, in an Abilene hospital.
Graveside funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in the Meridian Cemetery with Rev. Richard Creech officiating. There was no formal visitation.
Billy was born March 4, 1955, in Gatesville, Texas. He moved to Meridian at a young age where graduated from high school. He joined the U. S. Marines in 1973 and served until 1977. Billy had worked as a carpenter for several years before joining the Marines. He was injured while in the service and was declared disabled. Billy was baptized in the Meridian First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his mother, Jean Oswald Rosenquist, of Meridian; step-brother, G. E. Rosenquist of Richardson; other relatives, Shayne, Kolton, Kendal and Kaleb of Galveston, Nan Neystel and Chip Sulak of Whitney; and a number of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alton Oswald, step-father, Floyd Rosenquist and his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Neystel.
Thoughts and memories may be shared with the family at www.lawsonfuneralhome.net
Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas, 254-435-2792.