Billy Dean Napps, 74, of Covington, Texas, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, in Covington, Texas.

Mr. Napps was born Sept. 16, 1933, in Woodbury, Texas, the son of Morgan Dean and Jewel (Manley) Napps. On April 12, 1958, he married Jessie Durant. He served his country in the U.S. Army. For 40 years, he worked as a telephone repairman at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. After retirement, he enjoyed working outside and also raised goats for awhile. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Hillsboro.

He is survived by his wife, Jessie Napps of Covington; sons, Bobby Dean Napps and wife, Janet, of Waxahachie and Brian Keith Napps of Covington; three grandchildren, Laura Wright of Rusk, Christopher and Leanna Napps, both of Waxahachie. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Edward Lee Napps.

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors in Hillsboro, Texas. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro, Texas, with Dr. Allan Lane and the Rev. Doug Evans officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Garden of Memory in Hillsboro, Texas.

Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors, 2495 Corsicana Highway, Hillsboro, Texas. (254) 582-2581.