June 22, 1937 - September 11, 2021
Billy Joe Clontz, of Myrtle Beach, passed away at home on September 11, 2021 after an illness. He was the 6th child of 14, of parents Mallie and Vera Hall Clontz. He was born June 22, 1937 in Haywood County, NC. He was a 62 year resident of Myrtle Beach. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Rosalyn Eldridge Clontz, his son, Kevin Eldridge Clontz, his infant daughter, Dona Lane Clontz, and his son-in-law, Jimmy McKnight, all of Myrtle Beach. In addition, he is predeceased by brothers, Mallie Clontz Jr, Clyde Clontz, Gerald Clontz, and sisters Mildred Clontz Stillwell, Martha Clontz Rochester, Frances Clontz Herman, Mary Clontz Bollick Mayberry, all of Hickory, NC and Becky Clontz Mull of High Point, NC. He is survived by daughters, Danna Clontz McKnight of Myrtle Beach, Christy Clontz Bell (Brian) of Austin, TX, Neva Clontz Campbell (Josh) of Myrtle Beach and daughter-in-law Tish Clontz of Myrtle Beach, grandchildren, Amelia McKnight Velasquez (Sammy), Olivia McKnight, Zoe Campbell, all of Myrtle Beach, Sydney Bell, Keenan Bell, and Bella Campbell, all of Austin, Texas and Gage Clontz of Rock Hill, SC. He also leaves behind brothers, Donald (Libby) Clontz of High Point, NC, David (Karen) Clontz of Moncks Corner, SC, Judy Clontz Moir of Irmo, SC, Janice Clontz (Roddy) Bean of Hickory, NC, Linda Clontz (Steve) Cole of Montgomery, AL, and brother and sister-in-law Ronald and Bonnie Eldridge of Myrtle Beach. After graduating from high school, Bill enlisted in the US Air Force, where he served four years as a Special Operations Intelligence Analyst. After the Air Force, he came to Myrtle Beach, where he spent 62 years. Bill was a part of the NC National Guard before the Air Force, and retired Lt Col from the SC Army National Guard. He served a total of 37 years military service to our country. He joined the Myrtle Beach Volunteer Fire Department in 1964, was later named Chief of the volunteers. He went on to build the Myrtle Beach Rescue Squad, where he served as chief for 25 years. Bill worked for the US Postal Service in Myrtle Beach for 27 years. He had many jobs and responsibilities in his postal career. He worked as Growth Coordinate Manager, and as Post Master for a year at North Myrtle Beach. He attended USC Coastal Carolina 1961-1963. In that time, he served as student body president for two years, with his beloved, Rosalyn, as vice president. Bill loved music, animals, and kids. He enjoyed fishing, singing, playing guitar, building model airplanes, and telling stories. He was a Christian and an active member of First United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach for 60 years. He loved and served our family, our community, and our country. He was a hero. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at First United Methodist Church of Myrtle Beach. Friends may call between 6-8:00 pm Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Goldfinch Funeral Home Carolina Forest Chapel. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, PO Box 1367, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 3316 Bee Caves Rd, #A, Austin, TX 78746 or fightcf.cff.org/goto/keenanscamp because his grandson, Keenan Bell, has CF.
Billy Joe Clontz, of Myrtle Beach, passed away at home on September 11, 2021 after an illness. He was the 6th child of 14, of parents Mallie and Vera Hall Clontz. He was born June 22, 1937 in Haywood County, NC. He was a 62 year resident of... View Obituary & Service Information
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