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William Honeycutt

William Peyton "Billy" Honeycutt Sr.

Tuesday, January 8th, 1935 - Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
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Obituary

Billy passed away peacefully at his home in St. Francisville on May 1, 2019 at the age of 84 surrounded by his wife of 64 years, Emily Odom Honeycutt, and his extended family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Billy was born on January 8, 1935 in Carthage, MS, to Joe Curtis and Hazel Leigh Honeycutt. Billy moved to St. Francisville when he was in the 10th grade and graduated from St. Francisville High School. He then attended Sunflower Jr. College in Moorhead, MS, where he lettered in four sports - football, basketball, track and tennis (1953-1955). From Jr. College, Billy received a football scholarship to Southeastern Louisiana University where he also lettered in football and graduated with a B.S. in Education. During his senior year at Southeastern his team won the Conference Championship and he set a school record for the longest punt return. He went on to earn a Master’s in Education from LSU, and 30 plus hours in education. After graduating from Southeastern he went to work in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System where he started his career at Zachary High School as a teacher and coach. Billy and Emily resided in Zachary for more than 46 years. While at Zachary High School he coached football and basketball, then moved to Guidance Counselor, and later served as an Assistant Principal. Billy then moved to Glen Oaks High School where he served as Principal for the next 17 years until moving to the Central Office. After serving 10 years at the Central Office he retired with 40 years of experience in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Billy belonged to many professional organizations during his tenure. He served on the Louisiana Beta Club Council for many years and served as President during some of this time. He was a member of St. Francisville United Methodist Church where he served on many different committees. In April 2007 he was inducted into the Mississippi Delta Community College Sports Hall of Fame. Billy enjoyed his career in education and he touched many lives in a positive way. He loved fishing, sports, working on his cattle farm, spending time with family and friends, and especially teaching many relatives and friends how to water ski at his camp on False River. Billy is survived by his wife, Emily Odom Honeycutt; his sons William Peyton “Bill” Honeycutt, Jr. and his wife, Ginger; Robert Curtis “Bob” Honeycutt; David Blayne Honeycutt and his wife, Valerie; Blair Odom Honeycutt and his wife, Judy; his grandchildren Joshua Peyton Honeycutt and his wife, Julie; Ashley Honeycutt Peeples and her husband, Josh; Austin Giles Honeycutt, Brandy Honeycutt Gardner and her husband, Matthew; Jamie Honeycutt, Jennifer Necole Webb and spouse, Cindy; Brannan Keith Webb, Sr. and his wife, Carrie; Hannah Honeycutt Calandro and her husband, Taylor; Jacob Odom Honeycutt and his wife, Pooman; Philip Emmett Honeycutt and his wife, Katie; 13 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Curtis and Hazel Leigh Honeycutt; sister Ann Honeycutt Bennett; brothers-in-law J.W. Bennett and Robert “Bob” Fulton Odom, Jr.; and his granddaughter, Alison Grace Honeycutt. Pallbearers will be Bill Honeycutt, Bob Honeycutt, Blayne Honeycutt, Blair Honeycutt, Josh Honeycutt, Austin Honeycutt, Brannan Webb, Jacob Honeycutt, and Philip Honeycutt. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Hospice In His Care, Ms. Pierre Baker, Dr. Chaillie Daniel, and Mr. Peter Ford. Visitation will be at St. Francisville United Methodist Church Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and resuming at St. Francisville United Methodist Church Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., with services at 11:00 a.m., conducted by Reverend Daniel Hixon, Dr. Wayne Barnes, and Reverend Harold Babin. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery in St. Francisville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Francisville United Methodist Church, 9856 Royal St., St. Francisville, LA 70775.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 5th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, May 5th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    St Francisville United Methodist Church
    Address
    9866 Royal Street
    St Francisville, LA 70775
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  • Second Visitation

    Monday, May 6th, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    When
    Monday, May 6th, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
    Location
    St Francisville United Methodist Church
    Address
    9866 Royal Street
    St Francisville, LA 70775
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  • Service

    Monday, May 6th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, May 6th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St Francisville United Methodist Church
    Address
    9866 Royal Street
    St Francisville, LA 70775
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  • Interment

    Location
    Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church Cemetery
    Address
    Ferdinand Street
    St Francisville, LA 70775
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Kathi Gill

Posted at 07:50am
Mrs Emily & Family, Coach and I are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Mr Honeycutt. He was a kind, gentle but stern leader who mentored many. I know he certainly helped my husband become a better person. Coach will be forever grateful for his confidence in him. It was certainly a pleasure to serve you and Mr Honeycutt at the credit union. Unfortunately, we are out of town and unable to attend the service but please know our hearts, love and prayers are with you & your family. God bless! Coach Nolan & Kathi Gill
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Kay Cristil Clouatre

Posted at 03:18pm
Mr. Honeycutt was my boss principal during my tenure at Glen Oaks High. I was 25 going into my 4th year of teaching. I was still working on my certification for special education, but Mr. Honeycutt hired me to teach resource special ed as I also accepted the role of dance team sponsor. That man was tough, kind, stern, sweet, knowledgeable, and one of the best principals I ever had the pleasure of knowing. I retired in 2013, but my years at Glen Oaks provided the experience and foundation I needed to continue my career in teaching. I remember seeing him at Woman’s Hospital one summer when I was volunteering. I had mail and/or flowers to deliver, and I had the biggest surprise on my face when I opened the door, and he was sitting next to the patient in the bed. I want to say he was there for the birth of a grandchild. I had a very nice visit with him. I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family as you lay him to rest. May the Father of Peace send peace and comfort to all who morn his passing. Sincerely, Kay Cristil Clouatre
 
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Kay Cristil Clouatre Posted at 03:19pm

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Kevin Stansbury

Posted at 11:17am
Please accept my most sincere condolences on the passing of Mr. Honeycutt. Thirty-three years ago he was my first principal as I began my teaching career at Glen Oaks High School. He was a fantastic, supportive mentor to a young teacher trying to figure out how to become a professional educator. Those first couple of years teaching at Glen Oaks were some of my most formative and memorable. I am retiring from teach this year after a successful career, which has given me cause to reflect back on some of the great educators and people that I have had the distinct pleasure to have worked with and for. Most certainly Mr. Honeycutt was one of those great people. I have had the pleasure of running into him at Beta Conventions over the years, and even though it had been many years since we had worked together, he was always kind in remembering me. That is just the kind of person he was. He had a kind and gentle demeanor and was a consummate professional educator and a wonderful boss.
I wish his family peace, and the solace that I am quite positive that he is now with our Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven.
May God Bless Mr. Honeycutt and all of his family in this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Kevin Stansbury
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Dean Simpson

Posted at 07:32pm
My sincerest condolences to Mr. Honeycutt's family. His leadership at Glen Oaks was a true belssing and helped guide many in growing and developing into people of true character. I am grateful to have had the chance to know him and learn from him. He exhibited strentgh, wisdom and caring in all aspects.
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Donnie McDavid

Posted at 12:35pm
Prayers to the family, coach as I knew and called him, always had time for anybody. Bill, Bob, Blake and Blair, you are in my heart and thoughts. The Lord now has another coach and leader on his team.

Donnie McDavid
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