Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, Billy Wayne Sigrest passed from this life on the morning of his 74th birthday, Saturday, May 08, 2021. Billy was preceded in death by his wife Durinda A. Phenald Sigrest; parents James L. & Gladys Sumrall Sigrest; siblings, Edward Sigrest, Helen Lear, Richard Sigrest, & Dudley Sigrest; father & mother-in-law, Leslie T. & Willie L. Brown Phenald; and niece, Stacey Lynn Taylor.
Billy is survived by his children Jason (Marcie) Sigrest, Jamie (Megan) Sigrest, Jodi Sigrest (Alan Powell), and Jessica (Benjamin) Winterton; grandchildren Tyler (Rachel) Sigrest, Joslynn (Michael) York, Janae (Ryan) Bryce, & Jesse Sigrest; Collin, Landon, Kaylee & AudreyAnn Sigrest, and AbbygailClaire, ElijahJon, EzraJace, & AlexCarter Winterton; great-grandchildren, Austin Sigrest, Averyana York, and Cody Bryce; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Billy was born May 08, 1947, in Bogalusa, Louisiana. He served his country in the United States Army at the age 18. After his time in the military, he served as a faithful missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the New Zealand mission from 1971 to 1973. Upon returning from his mission, he married Durinda and together they raised their four children in Pride, Louisiana. Later in life, he returned to school, earned an associate degree, and became a medical laboratory technician. This career change in 1997 lead his family to Salt Lake City, Utah where he worked for the University of Utah’s Pathology Department at ARUP laboratories with the chemistry division. He worked here until his retirement in 2007.
Billy loved his Father in Heaven, his Savior Jesus Christ, his family, and his country with all his heart. He was loved in return and will be missed here on earth. However, we know there is a happy reunion as he rejoins his wife and family.
Visitation will be Friday, May 14, 2021, from 10:00 – 11:30 am, at the LDS Pride Ward Chapel, 16135 Milldale Road, Zachary, Louisiana. Funeral service will follow with interment at Pride Cemetery. Pallbearers: Tyler and Jesse Sigrest, Alan Powell, Benjamin Winterton, Ryan Bryce, and Todd Phenald. Honorary pallbearers: ElijahJon, EzraJace, and AlexCarter Winterton Collin, Landon, and Austin Sigrest; Cody Bryce; Leslie and Casey Phenald; and Michael York.