Billy Gene Kartchner, 89, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Carlsbad Cemetery (old section). Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Vickery, Hamie Burger, Butch Houseworth, Casey Kartchner, Justin Kartchner and Jeannette Dunn.
He was born April 13, 1931 in Globe, Arizona to the late Lorenzo "Wrense" and Pearl Kartchner. He served in the United States Marines during the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Karen Burlage, on July 4, 1974. Billy enjoyed restoring antique cars and watching "The Price Is Right" game show. He loved gambling, especially poker and country dancing at the Red Barn. Billy liked watching football and participating in his BBQ Cook Off Team "Black Bottom Bunch". He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be dearly missed by everyone that knew him.
Billy is survived by his wife of 46 years, Karen Kartchner; sons, Kelvin Kartchner (Biolanda) and Kent Kartchner; daughter, Donna Rogers; grandchildren, Casey Kartchner (Karesh), Justin Kartchner, Justin Hammond and Glen Hammond; numerous great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Sonny Kartchner and his sister, LaFonda Chester.
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