William Peyton 'Billy' Honeycutt Sr.
1935 - 2019
FUNERAL HOME
Charlet Funeral Home, Inc. Zachary, LA - Zachary
4230 High Street
Zachary, LA
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, Jr. and his wife, Carrie; Hannah Honeycutt Calandro and her husband, Taylor; Jacob Odom Honeycutt and his wife, Pooman; Philip Emerson 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, Allison 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. Share sympathies, condolences and memories at www.CharletFuneralHome.com.
Published by The Advocate from May 2 to May 6, 2019.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
5
Visitation
5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
St. Francisville United Methodist Church
9856 Royal St., St. Francisville, LA
May
6
Visitation
9:30a.m. - 11:00a.m.
St. Francisville United Methodist Church
9856 Royal St., St. Francisville, LA
May
6
Service
11:00a.m.
St. Francisville United Methodist Church
9856 Royal St., St. Francisville, LA
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I'm am sorry for your families loss, he is a man I grew to respect when I grew up and understood truly what a good man he was. My heart goes out to those who will miss him the most.
TLC
May 22, 2019
You and your family remain in our prayers. May you always be in His care!
Janette Roulston, Hospice In His Care
May 16, 2019
Blayne, Valerie, Blair :
Last time i saw Mr Billy was before an Lsu game - And
Valerie, Mr Lloyd once told me that my Dad was a Jewel ( a teacher- Coach ). This is my thought on Mr Billy - he was a Jewel - always positive, always kind words - Am praying that God will give each of you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Milton Broussard Jr
May 7, 2019
Mr. Honeycutt treated us with such warmth and friendship. We will miss him. All our love and prayers go to Mrs. Honeycutt, Bob and his children, Bill and Ginger and theirs, Blayne and Valerie and theirs and also Blair and Judy and theirs.
From our hearts,
Carl and Cindy Edgeman
Carl Edgeman
May 5, 2019
Mr. Billy made trips to the farm so much fun! Will never forget him driving the tractor through the briars so Bob and I could shoot rabbits while riding in the front end loader! Rest In Peace Mr. Billy!
Randy Engels
Friend
May 5, 2019
Wonderful principal and excellent mentor to his teachers,faculty and staff. Sorry for your loss.
Sharon Faulk
May 4, 2019
Rest in Peace sir, your influence and guidance to the students of Zachary and Glenn Oaks will live on thanks to you. You had a great impact on my life and many others growing up.
John Dedon
May 4, 2019
Sorry for your loss! I have to admit I was always a bit afraid of him in high school. But, that changed the last day of my senior year. Mr. Honeycutt talked individually to each senior before we all left. He asked me what I was going to do after high school I told him I had decided to skip college and to work in industry. He didn't condemn my decision and encouraged me to do my best. I spent 40 years working at a local oil refinery. Thanks Mr. Honeycutt for your advice!
Donald Whitehead
May 4, 2019
Your students at Glen Oaks Sr. Will miss you.
pate k.
May 4, 2019
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May memories comfort you during this most difficult time.
Bozeman Family
May 3, 2019
Mr Honeycutt was always a pleasure to be around. He will be greatly missed. Praying that God will bring you all peace and comfort during this time and the days ahead.
Trisha Winters
May 3, 2019
George Winters
May 3, 2019
He made a big impression in a positive way with me and many others at Zachary High!
Ronnie McCallum
May 3, 2019
Coach; you changed my Life; God Bless you; RIP.
Bob Combs
May 3, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Such a wonderful person and principal that I was honored to know. Prayers for each of you in the days ahead.
Jan Whiddon
May 3, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Praying
Vernon and Jamie Kirby
May 3, 2019
Blayne and Valerie, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May Jesus comfort you.
Jean Miley
May 3, 2019
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