Czopek Funeral Directors | (734) 285-9000 | 2157 Oak Street, Wyandotte, MI 48192
Flanary, Billie Lee (Born 7/09/1929) passed away peacefully in his home on September 8th, 2020. Billie was the loving husband of Ruth Flanary, the father of Patricia Hicks, Pamela (Robert) Legros, grandfather of Joe (Megan) Roberts and great grandfather of Elizabeth Lee Roberts. Billie was born in Virginia, grew up in Kentucky, but decided to make Michigan his home after accepting a position with BASF in 1955. He retired (for a second time) in 1987 to become a stay-at-home grandfather. In his retirement, he developed an interest in Flanary genealogy which led him to extended family all across the US. He worked collaboratively adding to a massive Family Tree Maker file titled The Flan Clan. Billie was an avid fan of baseball but loved the Detroit Tigers. This was clear from most of his attire. He loved the music of Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis. He would often fall asleep listening to an Elvis live show. In his younger years, he enjoyed visiting amusement parks with his kids to ride rollercoasters and Ferris wheels. He also loved ice cream which led to sundaes at home and frequent visits to Stroh's in downtown Wyandotte. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to American Cancer Society, Hospice of Michigan and Shelter to Home.