DEXTER - Billy Ray Hunsperger Sr., 66, died Dec. 27, 2004, at his home.
Born March 10, 1938, in Malden, son of the late Matthew Thomas and Pearl Elizabeth Driver, he lived in Dexter since 1972. He was a U.S. Army veteran, member of the American Legion and National Rifle Association and worked for Arvin-Meritor in Dexter for 23 years before retiring.
Survivors include: one daughter, Sandra Dianne Hunsperger of Bell City; two sons, Billy Ray Hunsperger Jr. of Dexter and Steven Howard Hunsperger of Bell City; one brother, Frank Hunsperger of Dexter; and seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Preceding him in death were one son, Dennis Melvin Hunsperger; one daughter, Linda Christine Hunsperger; five brothers, Irvin Hunsperger, Curtis Hunsperger, Calvin Hunsperger, Melvin Hunsperger and James Hunsperger; and two sisters, Maxine Jarvis and Geneva Boyles.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Brian Flanigan of Oran will officiate.
The Stoddard County Military Honors Team will conduct graveside rites at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Missouri State Veterans' Cemetery in Bloomfield.