Bill O'Day, Jr.

January 20, 1941, August 14, 2019

Bill O'Day, Jr.

Bill O’Day, Jr., 78, of Winnie, died Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Christus Dubuis Hospital of Beaumont. He was born on January 20, 1941, to Jane Bruner O’Day and William Henry O’Day, Sr., in Oil City, Pennsylvania.

Bill began his career in the car business in San Jose, California in the early 1970’s. He had a natural talent and knack for the business that he spent most of his life mastering. Bill had a personality in his personal life and in business that was larger than life, and he never met a stranger. He continued his career in the car business, relocating with his family to Fresno, California where his passion for the business he loved thrived until he relocated to Winnie, Texas in 1990. 

Bill loved his family and was blessed with a large extended family as well. His “girls” were the love of his life and he was additionally blessed in 2017 with a great-granddaughter. Bill’s laugh will be remembered forever by all who had the pleasure of meeting him.

Survivors include his wife, Rhonda O’Day, of Winnie; daughters, Cristal Adkins, of Mabel, Minnesota, Andrea Johnson, of Yucca, California and Macy Foster and her boyfriend, Gabriel Johns, of Winnie; grandchildren, Shelby Lyn Adkins, Amy Swinger and her husband, Dan, Taylor Adkins, Austen O’Day, Lyndsee O’Day, Thomas Michael, A.J. Carson, Rylee Johns, and Paislee Johns; one great-grandchild, Ellie Swinger; sister-in-law, Betty O’Day; daughter-in-law, Melanie Laughlin; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Ronnie O’Day; brother, Mike O’Day; and sister, Janie O’Day.

A gathering of Mr. O’Day’s family and friends will begin at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2019, with his funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m., at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. His committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive- Winnie, TX 77665
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
9:30 a.m.
Memorial Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive Winnie, TX 77665
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Private Committal
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (5)

  • Connie Shroades

    20 August 2019 at 13:06 | #

    I fondly remember Bill’s generosity and laugh. On my 16th birthday, my mom’s car wasn’t working. She was a single mom and she was ill that day. I didn’t see any way to get to DMV to take my driver’s test. Bill offered to let me choose any car off the used car lot at the dealership. Wow, I was so thrilled to take my driving test in a Camaro Berlinetta, I felt like royalty. When I passed my test, he let me use the car the rest of the day. What a gift.
    Cristal, it was so incredibly obvious how much he loved you and Ronnie. Glad you have many memories to help through this hard time. Love you!

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  • charlotte wallace

    19 August 2019 at 18:42 | #

    Bill and I worked together for some years at Al-T's He will be missed. Prayers for Rhonda and the family.

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  • Dave Hippenstiel

    19 August 2019 at 15:06 | #

    Billy was an exceptional car guy...friend and all around fun person who gave of himself to all.I will miss his sharp wit and contagious laugh.

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  • Kelly Davis

    18 August 2019 at 03:24 | #

    When I opened the door and saw Gabe I knew then my d ear friend Bill had passed. He will be missed. We had many good times together. One time in particular Bill picked up me and a friend in Alt's limo and off we went lol before the night was over we had made our way to Beaumont to a local bar and Bill knowing everyone,and never met a stranger left with the band in limo. Man, what a night. Later he drove us home,all the way to the beach no less and made sure we got in ok ended up holding our hair while we threw up. Love you Mr. Bill. I will miss you terribly. You have always had a special place in my heart. Rest in peace my friend.

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  • Janice Gonzalez

    15 August 2019 at 03:08 | #

    Macy. I am so sorry for your loss.

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