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Bill Placker

1937 — January 3, 2021

Billy (Bill) Joe Placker, 84, of Abilene, Texas, passed away on January 3, 2021 in Abilene.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, February 13, at Wylie Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Harkrider officiating.

Bill Placker was born in Menard County to Joe and Fern Placker on January 2, 1937. He went to school in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Sam Houston High School and attended San Antonio College earning a 2-year degree in Drafting. He married JoAnn Stone on August 31, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas. He worked as a draftsman for Besser/Appco for 43 years and was involved in local church life to include serving as a Sunday school director, youth Sunday school leader, and as a Deacon for 63 years at 3 churches.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, Joe Placker; mother, Fern Placker; brother, Alfred Placker; and grandson, James Michael Edwards.

Bill is survived by his wife, JoAnn Placker, 3 daughters: Susan Matjeka (Bob) of San Antonio, Melody Shaw (Robert) of Benbrook, and Carol Edwards (Mike) of Abilene; brother: Richard (Lenora) and sister: Virginia of San Antonio; 9 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to Wylie Baptist Church Missions or a charity of your choice.

The family of Bill Placker wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses at Hendrick Medical Center South for their care during Bill’s stay. We would also like to thank the Heart to Heart Sunday School Class for their prayers and support to the family during this time

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