Billy Ganey

January 26, 1930 - January 12, 2008

01/26/1930 - 01/12/2008

Past Services

Monday January 14, 2008
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Tuesday January 15, 2008
11:00 am
Princess Anne Memorial Park
1110 N. Greatneck Road
Virginia Beach, VA
757 481-1097 | Directions
Tuesday January 15, 2008
11:00 am
Princess Anne Memorial Park
1110 N. Greatneck Road
Virginia Beach, VA
757 481-1097 | Directions

Chesapeake- Billy Ganey, 77, went to be with the lord on January 12, 2008. Billy was born January 26, 1930 in Blackshear, GA. and was retired from the United States Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant after 22 years of service and also served during the Vietnam War. Billy was preceded in death by his Parents Ernest and Sadie Ganey and a sister Bobbie Jean.

Billy lived to love, laugh and play jokes and was loved by all who knew him.

Survivors include a son Timothy C. Ganey of Chesapeake, a daughter Sherry Peale and her husband Jim of Virginia Beach, a brother Parker, four sisters Betty Ruth, Patsy, Dot and Carol, three grandchildren J.D Peale and his wife Elisabeth, Melissa and Kevin.

A graveside service with Military Honors will be conducted on Tuesday January 15, 2008 in Princess Anne Memorial Park 1110 N. Great Neck Rd. in Virginia Beach by Pastor Tom Hutton. The family will be receiving friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd. in Virginia Beach on Monday Evening from 6pm to 8pm.

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8 years ago

Bill was a friend, he was compassionate, a giver, always bringing out the best in people. He was a giver by always helping others. Friends, Family, and even strangers. Once Bill told me, we can,t be with our children all the time. But we need to remember if we want them to grow up strong and independent and confident, we have to let go and trust them. More often than not, they will make the right choices. You were right Bill. Thanks, Connie I was truely one who felt blessed to have known you. MISS YOU BILL Connie

8 years ago

Ka-nee-chi-wa as my dad would say.

I’m not sure if I can begin to describe how deeply I and everyone else in the family loved my father or how wonderful a person he was.

God, Family, Love and Laughter. These are the words that sum up the spirit and life of my father and buddy.

My father was a deeply religious person. I’m sure thats what got him thru the seemingly endless health issues he encountered throughout his life. Many times

in the past, when his life was in peril and it seemed he wouldn’t pull thru, he bounced back like a cat with 9 lives.

My father was a man that would do anything to help others. Whether that involved personal sacrifice in the form of time, effort or emotional support. It really didn’t matter, especially when it involved his family. His love of family was unconditional. I know he really watched over me and was a rock for me. His love of family wasn’t just confined to his family, but also extended to all people regardless of race or background. As he would always say…’I love all people’.

Perhaps my fathers greatest strength was his ability to laugh and be happy. He was always the jokester, even in his later years when his health was so bad that most people in his condition would simply fall into despair. He never did. He always found a way to have a laugh and kid around. If a joke

happened to be on him, that was fine by my Dad. I think he liked laughing at himself the most.

When our unavoidable grief has subsided, he would want us to remember all the laughs we had. Laughs that we will have again with him someday.

My father… a very gentle man who loved and enjoyed life as much as his physical body would allow. He wasn’t only my Dad but was a very dear friend. We all love you and will deeply miss you until we see you again… on the other side….