Billie was born on February 26, 1927 to the late Bennie and Effie (Bates) Spradling in Mantachie, MS. He entered the Navy at age 16 after forging his birth certificate and served during WWII in the Pacific Theatre. Following his discharge from the military, Billie worked in the Cotton Industry as a merchant until his retirement. He married Patricia Jarratt on Aug. 16, 1956 in San Benito, Texas. He enjoyed fishing and coaching Little League. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Patricia Dee Spradling. Billie is survived by his four children, Pam Chesnutt of Lubbock, Billy Wayne Spradling, Jr. of Olmito, TX, Charles Spradling of Fort Myers Beach, FL, and Allison Blackwell of Grand Prairie; 9 grandchildren; and 1 great grandson. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to any veteran related organization.