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

Condolence & Memory Journal

Barb, so sorry for your loss. Billy and I went through school together and lived just a few houses apart. May God wrap his arms around your family and give you comfort in this difficult time!

Posted by Deb Fox-Stockwell - Kalamazoo, MI - Friend   February 21, 2020

I'm saddened by the loss of Billy. We were neighbors when we were in school. My heart goes out to the whole Halder family, wife, kids, grandkids and brothers and sisters. May you Rest In Peace Billy.

Posted by Verna (Lindsay) Meneguzzo - Marshall, MI - Friend   February 21, 2020

Barb and family, so sorry . He was a great man and will be missed my sooo many!

Posted by Janet Richardson - Battle Creek - Friend   February 20, 2020

I'm deeply saddened to hear of Billy's passing. Praying for comfort, strength, and peace during this difficult time. My deepest condolences to all of you.

Posted by Teresa Bennett - FORT WAYNE, IN - Friend   February 19, 2020

Thoughts and prayers for all the family.

Posted by Liz Walker - Battle Creek, MI - Family   February 19, 2020

At this difficult time in your life, I pray that God will grant you the peace that you need to get through this. Sending many hugs and prayers. Sincere condolences!

Posted by Kim Hubek - Benton, LA - Family Friend   February 19, 2020

My heart goes out to his family and my prayers. Im so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Betty Lou Axtell Boldrey - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   February 19, 2020

I first met the Halders when I worked at the C-Store on the corner. A wonderful family. Billy was one great dude! Friendly, knew a lot,, and was always very helpful. I will always knowing him. My condolences to the Halder family.

Posted by MIKE HENRY - Creve Coeur, IL - Friend   February 19, 2020