Billy Lee Garoutte, 73, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2013 at his daughters residence near Yates Center, Ks.
He was born August 23, 1940 to Mona Martin and Harvey Garoutte Sr.
Bill graduated from Benton High School and later attended Missouri Western State College. In 1984 he married Debbie McKinney. He worked several years at a local bowling alley and later as a night watchman at Bliss Manor, retiring in 2004 due to poor health.
Preceding him in death is his parents and sister, Dorothy Houser.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Garoutte; brother Harvey Garoutte Jr.; son Allen (Sarah) Garoutte; daughter Tyleia (Jeff) Prendergast and five wonderful grandchildren.
Bill has been cremated under direction of Clark-Sampson Funeral Home.
Memorial Service will be 4:00 Thursday at Clark-Sampson Funeral Home.