Truss, Billy Dale
Birth: Tuesday, July 14, 1959 in Dallas, Texas
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Friday, July 22, 2016 at the age of 57
Laid to Rest: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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Billy Dale Truss, age 57, of Waldorf, MD died suddenly on July 22, 2016 at Carolina Beach, NC. Born on July 14, 1959 in Dallas, TX he was the son of the late Raymond Franklin Truss and the late Ruth Shockley Truss.
Billy was a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy from 1976 until his retirement in 1999, having served on the USS Blue Ridge and the USS McDonnell with time in the Persian Gulf. He then went onto work with DELTA Resources for 14 years. He loved crabbing, hunting, scuba diving, fishing, golfing, his dogs, his Harley Davidson motorcycles and football, especially the Dallas Cowboys. During his Navy career, he traveled the world over.
He is survived by his wife, Kay Truss; one son, Johnathan Wayne Truss and wife Casey; one daughter, Jennifer Jean Truss; one stepson, Kyle E. Gawthrop; one stepdaughter, Ashley Marie Gawthrop; three brothers, Robert D., David and Jimmy Truss; one sister, Debbie Truss; and three grandchildren, Jaiden, Malaya and Skylar.
Friends received on Monday, August 8, 2016 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD where Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 12:30PM followed by Interment at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD 20623 at 1:45PM with full Navy honors.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of his four-legged kids, Merlin and Forrest, to the National Canine Cancer Foundation, Inc., 13835 N Tatum Boulevard, Suite 9-448, Phoenix, AZ 85032. Arrangements by Raymond funeral Service.