Billie Joe Hawhee was born on April 26, 1934 to Howard and Mabel (Penwell) Hawhee near New Market,
Iowa. He passed away on April 12, 2014 two weeks before his 80th birthday. Memorial services were held Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Life Missionary Church in Bedford. Burial was held at the Bedford City Cemetery. Visitation was held on Monday, April 14 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Arrangements by Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel.