Billy Garland Box

October 2, 1942 - April 21, 2021

Billy Garland Box, 78, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2008, formerly of Ecuador, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in Cape Coral. He was born October 2, 1942 in Houston, TX to Allen P. and Reba J. Shelton Box, now deceased.

Billy was of the Baptist faith and a Veteran of the United States Navy. He grew up in Houston where he attended university of Houston and got an accounting degree. He passed the CPA exam and worked for several oil companies as CFO. He enjoyed traveling the world. He loved boating and fishing and the beach.

He is survived by one sister, Jackie Lewis; wife, Irma Box; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as his beloved pet, Pooch.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Delana Godwin, and brother, Allen Box Jr.

Committal Services with Military Honors will be held 11:30 AM Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Ruth Box May 3, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    Bill was my brother-in-law for 62 years. He was always very affectionate. He had a way with words that would keep you entertained.
    I asked him if he wanted the original picture back that is in this photo. He said, “no, keep it and remember me when I was young and handsome”. I still have the picture. I will miss his face book comments that we have been sharing for the last couple of years.

  2. Pat Reddrick May 3, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    I worked with Billy many years ago at a CPA firm in Houston. I remember very well his tailored suits and classy cars. I loved his attitude and sense of fun. We reconnected recently on Facebook. He had not changed. My husband and I have a Bichon too and we traded comments on spoiled puppies. He had wonderful things to say about his wife. It was apparent he loved her very much. It was wonderful to reconnect and I will miss him

  3. Wayne Pence May 4, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Bill was my good friend when we lived in Houston and we shared many happy times together. He had a warm personality and positive attitude. I will surely miss him.

  4. Lenora Ohlenbusch May 5, 2021 at 10:00 am

    A life well lived and to the hilt! Billy was a valued colleague and a great and fun friend. So many memories and great stories. You will be missed, but all those memories are still there. My best to the family.

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