Mt. Vernon Register-News

October 24, 2012

Billy Rector


MT. VERNON — — Billy R. Rector, 78, of Robinson, died at 3:43 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

He was born Feb. 21, 1934, in Lola, Ky., the son of Cleatus O. Rector and Eula Myrick Rector. Billy was a member of the Sons of the V. F. W. Post 4549 and the Gold Prospectors of America. He went to Arizona every year to prospect for gold.

Billy married Patsy Jane Van Schoyck in 1952, and she preceded him in death on May 11, 1984. He was also preceded in death by his parents; his great-granddaughter, Alexis Rector; and his sister, Patsy Rector O’Bryant.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sheila M. Rector-Iknayan and Dr. Herb Iknayan (Robinson); his son and daughter-in-law, Cleatus and Karen Rector (Robinson); his grandchildren, Blaine & Jeff Hayden (Indianapolis, Ind.), Aletha and Craig Daniel (Titusville, Fla.), Bill E. and Ann Rector (Katy, Texas) and Chris and Jennifer Rector (Fort Irwin, Calif.); 12 great-grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Phyllis Damron (Mt. Vernon); his sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Bob Hutchen (O’Fallon, Mo.); and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by dear friend, Mary Vogel (Toledo, Ohio).

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson with Pastor Mike Irvin officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis.  

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Robinson Food Pantry or to the Crawford County Humane Society with envelopes available at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at