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William Robert Wynn Jr.

October 8, 1956 — January 22, 2024


William Robert Wynn Jr. October 8, 1956-January 22, 2024 William Robert Wynn Jr., affectionately known to all as Billy, and by family as Billy Bob, passed away peacefully at his home in Calallen, Texas on Monday, January 22, 2024. After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April, Billy fought the best of all fights until God told him it was time to come home to Paradise. 

Billy was born in Robstown, Texas October 8th, 1956 to Bill and Edna Wynn and was the third of six children. He attended St. John Neupocene through 8th grade and was an altar server growing up. He graduated from Robstown High School in 1975 and went straight into the workforce. He became a welder and eventually started his own business. When the oil bust occurred in the 1980’s, his welding company suffered, so he redirected his path and worked in the pest control industry. He worked with Terminix for many years and retired from Pest Patrol with 27 years of service. He was honored to call Kent Nielson not only his boss but a valued friend. 

He met and married Brinda Northcutt in 1978 and together they raised her son Lee, and later welcomed two daughters, Jessica and Robyn to complete their family. For 21 years they worked together raising their family. After deciding to part ways amicably, they continued loving and raising their children. Billy was a dedicated daddy and was always there for the kids in any way possible. He volunteered time with the Little Miss Kickball Association in Calallen for many years while his girls continued to play. He was a mainstay at the field and was always ready to give a helping hand. He continued his involvement when his granddaughters began to play. 

Billy was a man of many interests. He was very much an artist. He did pencil sketches growing up and was very talented. He channeled that artistry into carpentry. He really had a good eye for design. It was nothing to see him start and finish some really amazing projects. After retirement, when he settled in at the lake, he worked with Richard Sewell on renovations. He enjoyed it, it kept him busy, and as he would say, it gave him some spending cash. His artistry didn’t stop there. He channeled it into barbeque. For many years, he participated in benefit cookoffs with his trusty trailer that he built himself and a team name of “Oops! We Burned It!’ He took great pride in the trailer. He equipped it with air-conditioned sleeping quarters so he and his teammates would be comfortable during cookoffs. His brother, Kenny Wynn, was his very first partner in barbeque cuisine. Together, they placed in many cookoffs. All were benefits to local nonprofits such as Haloflight, Pachanga for the Ronald McDonald House, and the Nueces County Livestock Show, to name a few. Over time, he had other people work with him on this food venture such as Tim Wagner, Kevin Willard, and Shannon Strickland. Knowing how many friends he had, I’m sure he had many other volunteers to help him out. Thank you all for being his sidekicks. 

Billy found his piece of heaven on Earth when he moved out to Lake Mathis. He loved the area of the lake for years and was there many times before he retired. Upon retirement, he moved to the property owned by Shirley Diebel-Pannell without regret. He was where he wanted to be. The family would often tease him about his new laid-back lifestyle. But, no one could complain because he looked so content. He had a view of the lake, a pier to fish on, and a hammock to laze away on a sunny afternoon. He developed such wonderful and amazing friendships there and they all became a family to him. He spoke of everyone fondly when he explained why he loved it at the lake. When Billy was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, it was his lake family that took the lead and put together a massive fundraiser to help him with impending bills. The love didn’t stop there. Lori Albert and her tribe continued the fight with many purse and tote raffles on Facebook. The outpouring of love from everyone who placed a bid was heartfelt and amazing. Words can never be enough for the love you all showed for Billy. You all were his angels and his family was honored to have you in his corner all the way through. Thank you all so very much. 

Billy has already met his parents, Bill and Edna in Paradise, as well as his beloved brother-in-law, Wayne Foster, and cousin-in-law Roy Vasquez. He leaves behind his siblings Kathy (Wayne) Foster, Kenny (Barbara) Wynn, Joyce (Andy) Moore, Virginia (Eric) Trejo, and Jane (Randy) Domingue. He is forever embedded in the hearts of his four amazing grandchildren who will forever remember their Pop Pop as one amazing and loving man. Layla, Amelia, Mallori, and Tyler, always remember that he loved you so very much, and leaving you was the hardest part for your Pop Pop. Think of him always with a smile for the memories you will have of him. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews who will mourn the loss of their Uncle Billy. We will all remember, with loving fondness, his catchphrase "goshdarnit" and his love of watching anything with John Wayne. 

Visitation will be at Sawyer George Funeral Home from 3-5 PM on February 2, 2024, with a Rosary and small prayer service led by Father Richard Klepac, to follow. A Celebration of Life dinner will be held following the service at the Fuzzy Catfish in Sandia TX. His daughter has asked that if you have a cowboy hat and would like to wear it in Billy’s memory, it would be greatly appreciated. 

“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” ― John Wayne

Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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