Billie (Bill) Lee Thames, 85, died of natural causes on June 9. He was born on March 20, 1931 in Cisco, Texas and resided in Dallas for the last 20 years. Bill wished to be cremated and to have his ashes spread on his nephew Michael Doyle Marr’s 32-acre “place” near Weatherford. Bill was an interior designer in his professional years and a practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu, the ancient Chinese art of harmonizing the life energy in the body, in his retirement years. Bill, at one time, was an active member of OLITA and the Prime Timers social clubs. A celebration of the life and legacy of Bill Thames will be held on Sunday, June 19 at 2:30 p.m. at Cathedral of Hope, Interfaith Peace Chapel, 5910 Cedar Springs Road. Presenters are his nephew Michael Doyle Marr and wife Sharon Marr, friend Liz Mosesman, friend Al Daniels and any and all of Bill’s friends and family. This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 17, 2016.