HICKORY Billy Mac Lail, 73, of Hickory, passed away peacefully Friday, July 5, 2019, at his residence. He was born Feb. 22, 1946, in Catawba County to the late Jesse Wade and Grace Deal Lail. Billy was a United States Army veteran. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Lail; daughter, Diana Lail; and brothers, Wayne Lail and Jimmy Lail. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Robin Beard of Valdese; brother, Roger Lail and wife, Suzy, of Hickory; sisters, Jan Knight and husband, Dean, of Conover, Linda Shook and husband, Jerry, of Hickory, Jeanie Stamey of Hildebran; grandchildren, Dustin Bolick, Ian Bolick, Jansen Beard, Brandon Colby Lail, Jeremy Hatchett; and great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Bolick, MacKenzie Bolick, D.J. Bolick, Rain Bolick and Sofia Beard. A graveside service to celebrate Billy's life will be held Thursday, July 11, at 11 a.m., at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory. The Rev. Allen McCoy will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to Humane Society of Catawba County, P.O. Box 63, Hickory, NC 28603. Condolences may be sent to the Lail family at www.bennettfuneralservice.com. The Lail family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.