Tivis, Billy

Billy Tivis
Have been held.

Mr. Billy Ray Tivis, 62, of Portales, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, in Roswell.

He was born on Dec. 24, 1941, to Susie and Fate Tivis in Portales. He lived in Bethel for several years as a child and attended school in Floyd. Later he moved to Portales. He served in the National Guard and farmed and raised cattle for several years before becoming a contractor. He has been a truck driver. Family members said he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, 4-wheeling and going to the mountains of Colorado. He raised quarter horses for several years and was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. Family members said he always enjoyed visiting with friends and telling stories.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother; three brothers, J. R. Tivis (and wife, Nancy), Jerry Tivis (Cherry), and Donny Tivis (Shirley), all of Portales; four sisters, Virginia Stewart of Plano, Texas, Mary Helen Corbin (Webb) of Lubbock, Lavon Chase (Johnny) of Clovis, and Laveda Miller (Boyd) of Hurst, Texas. 

The Rev. Jim Maxwell will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Steve Adkins, D. K. Shafer, Keith Carmichael, T. Miller, Duane Chase and Johnny Chase.

Honorary pallbearers are Jeff Bilberry, Odis Newman, Billy Dixon, Wayne Tivis, Boyd Miller and Webb Corbin.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.