April 13, 1930 ~ December 23, 2015
ARLINGTON -- Billy James Cleveland, 85, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. Memorial Service: 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Fielder Church, 2011 S. Fielder Road, Arlington. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, alz.org, 1-800-272-3900. James was born on April 13, 1930 in Bennington, OK to William Henry Cleveland and Dovie McMennamy Cleveland. James is preceded in death by his parents, William and Dovie Cleveland; sister, Nell Robinson; and great-grandson, Caleb Proctor. Survivors: Wife, Peggy Simmons Cleveland; daughters, Pamela Ann Marsh and husband, Patrick and Cheryl Jan Buchanan and husband, Butch; son, Craig Duane Cleveland and wife, Virginia; brother, Wayne Cleveland and wife, Peggy; sister Ruth Kemp and husband, Joe; brother, Charles Cleveland and wife, Nancy; brother-in-law, Bernie Robinson; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, all of whom were the light of his life; and numerous nieces and nephews.