Billy Forrest McClurg

February 23, 1981 – April 11, 2023

Funeral services for Billy Forrest McClurg will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 15 at Bethsaida Baptist Church near French Camp, with burial following in the church cemetery. Rev. Randy Bridges, Rev. Jimmy Leach, and Rev. Alex Lawson will officiate the services. Pallbearers will be Jay Ferguson, Kyle Lucas, Scott Barlow, Kade Barlow, Holt Barlow, Knox Barlow, Rodney Henley, and Matthew Armstrong. Honorary pallbearers will be Chico Warren and Lawrence Clark.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 15 from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church.

Billy Forrest McClurg, 42, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. He was born in Kosciusko on February 23, 1981 to Billy Michael and Denise Thrailkill McClurg. He was a former journeyman lineman who loved being outside, whether it was fishing or riding dirt bikes. He loved spending time with his family, especially his kids and watching them race. He also loved playing with his several nieces and nephews, as well as two great-nephews, who all knew him as their “Bill-Bill”. He was a member of Bethsaida Baptist Church in French Camp.

He is survived by his two children, Colton Forrest McClurg and Riley Paige McClurg, both of Poplar Creek; his parents, Billy Michael and Denise Thrailkill McClurg of French Camp; two sisters, Tera McClurg Henley (Rodney) of French Camp and Tonya McClurg Barlow (Scott) of French Camp; grandfather, Billy “Pete” Thrailkill; five nieces and nephews, Kallye Varner Lucas (Kyle) of French Camp, Kade Barlow (Julie) of Norfolk, Virginia, Holt Barlow of French Camp, Mikalyn Varner of Grenada, and Knox Barlow of French Camp; his two great-nephews, Blake and Tyler; as well as several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Forrest and Janice Bagwell McClurg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to God’s House of Hope, 800 School Rd, Kilmichael, MS 39747, or online at

17 thoughts on “Billy Forrest McClurg

  1. Billy Michael and Denise, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Billy Forrest. May God bless you 🙏


  2. Billy Michael & Denise,
    We are so sorry to hear of lil Billy passing! Shocked! If there is anything we can do, please call on us. May the Lord wrap each of you in His arms, and help you through this hard time. Love y’all.


  3. May God comfort you, Billy Michael and Denise. We are praying for you. We love you both.
    Jimmy Dale & Linda Boyd


  4. This breaks my heart and I’m praying for y’all. Billy was one of my good friends in school and I’m deeply saddened by this. Fly high Billy. You will be missed by so many.


  5. I am very sorry to hear this. About two weeks ago, I met your handsome son at Physical Therapy in Winona. We talked awhile, and he was very nice! Praying for his family.


  6. I am so sorry for your loss! Praying for y’all during this difficult time. Billy was an amazing person! I always adored him, he will never be forgotten!


  7. Our prayers for Billy’s family.
    Martha Jane Yates Mann Jackson
    Sherlene Robertson
    Randa Robertson Hitchcock, class of 2000
    Cortney Robertson, class of 2003


  8. I will always remember him with a smile.
    Prayers for his children, parents and sisters.

    FCA class of 1998


  9. Our condolences to Billy’s family,
    We are deeply saddened to hear of Billy passing. We met Billy back in 2000 when he came to Rawlins, WY. He quickly became part of our family! We adopted him immediately and have fond memories of him, forever in our hearts! Thank you to Billy for making the Trek back to Wyoming when we lost our beloved husband & father. We will never forget the comfort, support and strength he gave us in our time of need! Rest in Heaven our sweet adopted MISSISSIPPI BOY!
    forever in our hearts,
    The Lloyd Hansen Family from Wyoming 🙏🏽


  10. To all the McClurg family: So very sorry for your loss. Couldn’t be with you but my prayers for your comfort have certainly been sent. Sincere condolences, Angela Michelle Leonard


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