Clarence C. "Billy" Halder, Jr.

  • Born: May 27, 1952
  • Died: February 18, 2020
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family


Clarence Carl "Billy" Halder Jr., age 67, of Battle Creek passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday morning, February 18, 2020. He was born in Battle Creek on May 27, 1952, the son of Clarence C. and Delores I. (Barlond) Halder Sr. and graduated from Pennfield High School with the Class of 1970. Billy worked as a mechanic for nearly his entire life and truly enjoyed working on cars and John Deere tractors. He also loved tending to his garden and spending time with his family, friends, and dogs.

Billy married the "Love of His Life", Barbara "Barb" "Bobbie" Jo Hastings in Kalamazoo on June 29, 1974; she survives. He is also survived by his three girls, Billie Jo (Christopher Smith) Halder, Barbara (Eric Allen) Halder, and Delores Mae Halder, all of Battle Creek; five grandchildren, Dillon Leighton Striplin, Logan Jean Striplin, Annie Eames, Mason James Allen, and Colton Matthew Drake; brothers & sisters, Karen Halder, Bryan (Joan) Halder, Randy Halder, Robin Halder, Tim (Liz) Sayles, and Shelly Holley; brothers-in-law, Dave Tedrow and Harris Tuttle; his close friend, Gordy Fox; and several nieces, nephews, and great nieces & nephews. Billy was preceded in death by his parents.

At Billy's request, cremation has taken place and a memorial gathering "party" to celebrate Billy's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations made to Davita Battle Creek Dialysis, would be appreciated. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Billy may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.