Billy Jack Bankhead


Billy Jack Bankhead, 54, of Waco, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Providence Hospice Place after a brief battle with cancer.

Visitation: 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend Road, in Waco.

Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 24, at Ridin’ High Cowboy Church, 12640 Rock Creek Road, with burial to follow at Patrick Cemetery.

Billy Jack was born February 15, 1962 in Gatesville to Billy Wayne Bankhead and Dorothy Cooper Bankhead. Billy Jack was a 1980 graduate of China Spring High School. He was married to Amy Walker from 1987 until 2001. They were the parents of two sons. For 20 years, Billy Jack owned and operate Bankhead Sand and Gravel. In his spare time, he loved to fish, hunt and rodeo.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Billy Jack is survived by his sons, Robert Wayne “Bo” Bankhead and his wife, Heather Aslee Bankhead and Ty Dylan Bankhead; sisters, Terri Magee and Lisa Burtchell

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Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

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  1. Roberta and James Atkins

    Billy Jack will be greatly missed by all of us at Ridin High cowboy Church. He was a wonderful man and friend. My husband and I pray that God gives all of the family comfort knowing that Billy Jack is looking down on you with his Angel wings on not suffering anymore. Huge prayers to all the family. We are so so sorry for your loss.

  2. Chad schmedthorst

    You will be missed Billy jack

  3. Bankhead you will truly be missed! I’m glad to have been your friend! May you rest in peace my friend! Your family has my deepest condolences! God has gained a kind hearted soul!
    Love Cricket

  4. Alberto Loredo

    Deepest sympathy to Bankhead’s family! We will miss you at Loredo’s Trucking!
    Employees of Loredo’s Trucking
    Alberto Loredo

  5. Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with
    All of you.

  6. Sheryl Mathews-Newson

    Bo and Heather, please accept my condolences for the loss of your Father. My prayer is that our Lord comfort your hearts during this time. Praying for yall!!

  7. Donna Whitley Owens

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  8. So sorry for your loss. May you Rest in Peace. Mary Peebles

  9. Ken and Paula Haigood

    Please except our deepest condolences .
    The Haigood family.

  10. Sherri Sommerfeld

    R.I.P. Billy Jack.

  11. Lee and Kari Jobe

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you at this difficult time.

  12. Ty we are so sorry for you and your family’s loss. Your dad always made me smile and was always the kindest man. We send our love and prayers.
    Roxanne,Tre’, and Jillian

  13. Billy Jack, you helped me get started in the business. As well as the time went. I will never forget that.
    You were among my best of friends. We could laugh and talk for hours and never run out of anything to say.
    I will miss you my friend. I’m glad your pain is over. The last thing you told me is you just wanted to go to sleep.
    Rest in peace. Forever friends Willie Osgood.

  14. Thoughts and prayers for a very special guy!!

  15. Selena Hubbard

    Rest in peace, Billy Jack.

  16. Rhonda Smith-Owens

    Lots of good times in Chiney back in the day. May peace surround your loved ones during this time. Rhonda Smith-Owens

  17. Debbie Romine-McMillan

    Bo, Ty & family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that it was truly a pleasure knowing your dad and to call him a friend. He was such a special guy who never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face. He’ll be deeply missed but remembered by all. May god bless and be with each of you.

    Always, Debbie, Brad & Scott

  18. Glen & Deidra Kroll

    Ty & family,

    We are so sorry to hear about your dad. We have been praying for you and your family that God will comfort each of you and give you a peace that can’t be explained. We will certainly miss his sweet sweet smile. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  19. So sad. such a wonderful young know him was to love him,he always had a smile and kind word.BJ was like a son to me ,totally shocked,Iwill miss him God bless and keep you Iknow where you are ! Prayers for the Family

  20. I am sorry you have left us. I know you are in a better place and not hurting anymore. I send my prayers to your Boys and Family to give them strength and understanding. You will be missed! God Bless!

  21. Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  22. Terri & Lisa,
    Our prayers are with you during this difficult time! God bless you all!
    Love, Donna, John & Malley Drosche

  23. Lisa Lovinggood

    Bo, sincere condolences from Mr. & Mrs. Lovinggood. Your daddy left this earth at such a young age. I hate it for you children to have to go this at such an early time in your lives. May our Great Comforter surround you all with His love and support. You are precious to Him.

  24. Janet Winkelmann

    R.I.P. Billy Jack! U will b truly missed!

  25. Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family. The Scamans

  26. randy grimland

    I am glad you were in my life and you will always be in my heart and thoughts . My prayers to your family. One great man

  27. Prayers for your family…I will never forget your cute little face…Love you “Louie”…RIP Cowboy…

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