Billie Bub McCoury went to sleep in Christ at the age of 79 on January 5, 2012, in Temple, Texas. Billie Bub was born on January 6, 1932 to James Maynard McCoury and Juanita Keeney McCoury in Chappel, Texas. Billie Bub was a 1949 graduate of San Saba High School. On April 15, 1950, he married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Kirkpatrick. In January of 1953, he was called to serve in the US Army and achieved the rank of Sergeant. He was a carpenter and rancher, a member of the Bend-Chappel Methodist Church in Bend, Texas and a member of Gideons International.Billie Bub McCoury is survived by his two sons, Gregg McCoury and wife, LaVada of San Saba, and Steven McCoury and wife, Karen of Chappel; grandchildren, Michelle McCoury Lock and husband, Jeremiah of Elgin, Waylon McCoury and wife Sarah, of San Saba, Ryan McCoury and wife, Ashley of Merkel, Joshua McCoury of Pecos, and Weston McCoury and wife Savannah, of Bend; great-grandchildren, Mahaila, Ross, and Breck McCoury, Colton and Jenna McCoury, Logan Lock and Bailey Blackburn; brother, Phil B. McCoury and wife, Winnie Lou of Bend; and nieces, Diane Dowdy and Phyllis Brookshire. Billie Bub was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Carolyn K. McCoury.A visitation was held on January 9, 2012 at Blaylock Funeral Chapel in San Saba. A graveside service was held on January 10, 2012 at Chappel Cemetery with Dr. Glennon Mays officiating, interment followed at Chappel Cemetery in Chappel, Texas. Pall Bearers were Gregg McCoury, Steven McCoury, Waylon McCoury, Ryan McCoury, Josh McCoury, Weston McCoury and Phil B. McCoury. Honorary Pall Bearers were Mark Hartley, Stephen Branch, Forrest McGregor, and members of the San Saba Gideon Camp. “A righteous man who walks in his integrity; How blessed are his sons after him.” Proverbs 20:7Services under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Chapel, 1205 S. High, San Saba, TX 76877 (325) 372-1114 or (325) 372-5001.