US Army


Billy K. Flanagan

February 4, 1927 ~ November 11, 2018 (age 91)

Billy K. Flanagan, 91, of Southern Pines, passed away at the Greens of Pinehurst on Sunday Nov. 11th.

A memorial service will be held at the Boles Funeral Home, 425 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Southern Pines, Thursday, 2:00 P.M. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 1:00 - 2:00. A Graveside service will be held at the Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert, OH at 11:30 on Monday. The family will receive friends at the Alspach - Gearhart Funeral Home, 722 S. Washington St. in Van Wert prior to the service from 10 - 11. 

Born in Van Wert, OH on February 4th, 1927, he was the son of the late Jasper and Bernice (Blank) Flanagan. Billy had graduated from the Marsh Foundation School, in the Van Wert High School system, class of 1945. After graduation he served his country in the U.S. Army. Billy reenlisted and served for a total of 44 years, 22 as NCO and 22 as a Commissioned Officer before his retirement in the late 1980s as a Chief Warrant Officer (CW4). His honored career earned him a place in the Ordinancy Hall of Fame.

Billy is predeceased by his wife, Gloria Margaret Acker Flanagan. He is survived by their children: Bernerd Flanagan, his wife the late Marsha, of Barre, VT and Shelly Smith, husband Les, of Celina, OH. He was the brother of Patricia Davis of Van Wert, OH and the late Bernard Flanagan. Billy is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 330 S. May St. Southern Pines, NC 28387

Local Services are entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory of Van Wert.

Donations may be made to:

Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church
330 S. May St., Southern Pines NC 28387

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