William Wynn, III

William Wynn, III



William G. (Billy) Wynn, III, longtime resident of Elmo, closed his eyes on earth only to open them in Heaven on the morning of May 10, 2017.

He was surrounded by his devoted family and while they will miss him greatly, they are comforted by the words of Paul in 2 Cor. 5:8 “that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”. He was met in Heaven by his Savior as well as by his father, William Wynn, Jr., and his brother, Quentin Wynn.

Mr. Wynn was born Oct. 31, 1956 in Hollywood, Calif. to William, Jr. and Mildred (Ballard) Wynn and he moved to Texas during his younger years. One aspect of him that everyone who met him recognized immediately is that he loved to work and was always active.

He met the love of his life, Nancy Pratt, while they worked together at Dallas Times Herald and they married on May 29, 1983, and began a life of memories and shared adventures. He worked as the manager for Elmo Water Supply from 1998 to 2016 as his health began to decline. He also was the assistant chief for the Elmo VFD with over 20 years of dedicated service to the residents of Elmo and surrounding cities in Kaufman County.

 He was instantly recognized by all as the man who could take care of things and his availability to help others at any time, often at a moment’s notice, was a trademark of his reputation. His was a servant’s heart and he was a real-life embodiment of his faith and daily spiritual walk. He was a longtime member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where he also served as a deacon.

Along with his well-known dependability, his easy smile and unique sense of humor made instant friends of all he met. The only activity that could redirect him was time with his family. He built beautiful decks around his and Nancy’s home as well as landscaped so that their children, grandchildren and friends could visit and enjoy true country living and just relax while making, and sharing, great memories that will never be forgotten. A perfect example of a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, as well as a faithful friend, he will be missed by all whose lives were blessed to have known him.

He leaves to cherish his legacy his wife, Nancy Wynn of Terrell; children: Christie Wynn of Wills Point, William Wynn and wife, Wendy Baxter of Ft. Payne, Ala., Joey Wynn and wife, Ashley of Wills Point, Lindsay Samples and husband, Jesse of Elmo, Robert Wynn and wife, Marissa of Elmo, and Tommy Wynn of Terrell; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, each of whom gave him great joy; mother, Mildred Wynn of Elmo; siblings: Randy Leitch, Marc Wynn, Dean Wynn, and Patricia Ferguson; his brotherhood of firemen at Elmo VFD as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to VNA Hospice for their love and care for Billy.

Funeral services were held Saturday May 13, 2017, at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Elmo with interment following at Elmo Cemetery. For those wishing, memorials may be made in honor of him to VNA Hospice, at www.vnatexas.org or to 874 Ed Hall Drive, Suite 105, Kaufman, 75142. Condolences and stories may be shared with the family at www.maxslaytonfunerals.com.