Cavazos, Billy

Written by David Green.

Billy Joe Cavazos, 43, of Morenci, Mich., died, Aug. 27, 2011, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born Jan. 31, 1968, in Des Plaines, Ill., to Oscar John and Orfalinda (Villarreal) Cavazos.  On April 28, 2000, he married Melanie Kurtz-Walker in Toledo, Ohio, and she survives. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Orfalinda, of Illinois; his children, Laura Walker of Fayette, Ohio, Tara Walker of Pennellville, N.Y., Angela Cherry of Adrian, Mich., Erica Walker of Morenci, Joseph Walker of Morenci, Gina Walker of Adrian, Heather Cavazos of Fayette, Ohio, Marcos Cavazos of College Station, Texas, Nathaniel Cavazos of Montpelier, Ohio, and Brandon Walker-Cavazos of Morenci; two brothers, Oscar Cavazos, Jr., and Martin Cavazos, both of Adrian; two sisters, Patricia Cavazos of San Antonio, Texas, and Lisa Cavazos of Adrian; his grandmother, Emily Villarreal of Mundelein, Ill.; and 13 grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.

Funeral services are planned at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian.  Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian. Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Billy’s family to help offset funeral expenses.

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