Billie Joe “BJ” Flanary

“BJ” Flanary

“BJ” Flanary

Billie Joe “BJ” Flanary was born January 16, 1944 in Mt. Airy, MD.  He was the fifth of eight children.  As a  young boy, BJ grew to love horses while working on a Thoroughbred farm in Frederick, MD.  As a young man, he was an air policeman in the USAF and received the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon and National Defense Service Medal.  BJ loved to entertain us all with stories about his horses, Jubilee, Amanda, Sweet Baby, Rocky, Dusty and Sox, and especially his three Beagles, Toby, Tyler and Trueman.  Everyone enjoyed BJ’s stories – over and over again – but that’s one of the many things we all loved about him.  BJ was an extremely compassionate and very giving person.  If you asked him for a favor, or even if you didn’t, he was right there to help.  BJ is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Ann Squires, and his wife of 24 years, Cindy.  We will all miss him terribly.  A Celebration of BJ’s Life will be held on May 9, from 12 – 4 p.m. at the Columbia Crest Winery in Woodinville.  Details will follow.  Thank you.

“BJ” Flanary

“BJ” Flanary

6 Responses to “Billie Joe “BJ” Flanary”

  • Marilyn LaMoureaux says:

    BJ was such a sweetie. Mike and Gene and I worked at the VA Hospital with BJ, and he was
    always helpful if we needed something ~ chairs,
    a refrigerator for the Paint Shop ~ he’d go get
    them out of thin air for us ~ and he was funny and such a nice man. Cindy, I’m so sorry for your loss. We will always remember BJ fondly.
    Love,
    Marilyn, Mike and Gene

  • Glori r. Manning says:

    My name is Glori Manning, Angie Wright is my sister. Ang, always spoke very highly of BJ. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Monica Hayes-Bishop says:

    Cindy and family. I too am a big BJ fan. We worked together for 16 years at VA in research and development. I loved his stories too; and especially the photos of his pets he kept near his desk. He loved his family, animals, and had a great fondness for the grape/derivative and spoke of you often. Wish we could celebrate with you on May 9; but will be out of town. God bless you, a very sad loss for all of us. Monica Hayes-Bishop and Mike Bishop, Renton

  • Jeanne Kroh Chipley says:

    Cindy, On behalf of Bill’s 1962 Walkersville High School classmates, we send heartfelt condolences for your loss. So many of us enjoyed seeing Bill and meeting you at a class reunion 3 years ago at Woody Huffman’s house. Bill’s recent phone calls were so typical of him to reach out to friends. We were looking forward to seeing you both last Sunday, July 12, for another class reunion. He was definitely missed. We were saddened by his passing and that of Betty Wetzel Ridgely just last week. (She was the red-headed girl who had been diagnosed with mesothelioma-lung cancer-from her father’s work clothes dust.) Jeanne Chipley

  • Peggy Ott says:

    Cindy….I know you dont know me but I am Billie’s cousin from Maryland if you would pls get in touch with me I would appreciate it so much .

  • Peggy Ott says:

    Cindy pls get in touch with me am Billie’s cousin

    Thanks
    Peggy

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