Billy LaVere


 Age 85, of Flushing, passed away on May 24, 2024. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service and interment will be held at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI; time and date to be determined. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Billy’s Tribute Wall at detroitcremationsociety.com.

Billy J. LaVere was born on June 13, 1938, in Port Huron, Michigan, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William and Dorthy (Dell) LaVere. He leaves his sister Glady Sawyer of Attica; sister-in-law Millie LaVere of Port Huron; and brother-in-law Dick Wilson of Indian River.

An American patriot through and through, Billy is a Navy veteran; serving his tour aboard the USS Intrepid. Billy retired from General Motors and is a member of UAW Local #598.

He enjoyed playing golf, watching Yankees baseball and was also an avid reader.

Surviving Billy is his loving wife of 47 years, Flora LaVere (Bowen); his children Becky LaVere, BillieJo Pyles of Florida, and step-children Tony Newton of Davison, MI, and Kathy Wohl of Flushing, MI. Grandchildren include Shaun Newton, Amber Shaw, Michael Newton, Branden Wohl, Hayden Wohl, Hanna Perry, and Rachel (LaVere); Great grandchildren Annecy, Charlotte, Lincoln, Carter, Ethan and Aspen.

Billy is preceded in death by his sister Maxine Wilson; brother Don LaVere; step-son Johnny Newton, grandchild Derek, and brother-in-law Jim Sawyers.

A special thanks to family and friends for their kind condolences and gifting of flowers. A big thank you to Compassus Hospice Care and Maplewood Manor of Clio for taking such great care of Billy and family.

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3 Condolences

  1. Gretchen Gabler (cousin) on June 13, 2024 at 7:33 pm

    My heart is sad. Billy ALWAYS shared his great smile and laugh with those he encountered……. His eyes twinkled…….
    I will continue to think of Billy and cherish my memories of his ‘being’…..



  2. Patti Dell Tibble on June 15, 2024 at 10:07 am

    Dear family
    We just found out about Bills passing and send our deepest condolences. He was so loved by all the Dells. Lifting you all up in prayer.
    Patti Dell Tibble



  3. Kay Brazell on June 16, 2024 at 9:36 am

    On behalf of all the Leonard and Marion Gabler family I send our Deepest Sympathy to Billy’s Family. I remember him with fondness.
    Kay Gabler-Brazell



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