First Sergeant Billy Joe Siercks was born in Windsor, MO on Oct. 22, 1978, he went to be with the Angels on Oct. 1, 2011 of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using indirect fire on Sept. 27, 2011 in Logar, Afghanistan.
Billy Joe leaves behind his two young sons, Gage and Gabriel who meant the world to him along with his wife and best friend Georganne (Thorpe) Siercks, all of Nokesville, VA.
He is also survived by his parents, Freddie (Joe) & Toni Siercks of Lincoln, MO; In-Laws, George & Sue Ann Thorpe of Goldvein, VA; Jennifer and Zach Hirmer of Goldvein, VA; Jeannie and Anthony Howell of Nokesville; niece and nephews who loved him dearly, Christen, Zachary, A.J. and Landon. Half-brother Kenneth Chuck Brown of Cassville, MO; and half-sister Dalton Gamble of Wildwood, MO. Billy is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was pre-deceased by Grandparents, Harold Eugene Siercks and Verna (Wright) Siercks, Uncles Ted Siercks and Daryl Toman.
First Sergeant Siercks was with the 2nd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y. He joined the Army in May 1997. He had completed several oversea tours of duty including the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. His many awards and decorations were three Bronze Stars, including one Bronze Star with Valor and two Purple Hearts. Among 1st Sgt. Siercks' numerous accomplishments, he was most noted as an Airborne Ranger completing such courses as Long Range Reconnaissance and Pathfinder courses.
In addition to his military career, his greatest accomplishment in life was the love and dedication that he held for his wife and sons.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 10001 Nokesville Road, Manassas, Virginia. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 10th, 2011, at 10:00 in the funeral home chapel, and by his wishes, he will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors at 1:00 p.m. where he will be eternally surrounded by those men and women who have so bravely served this great nation.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of First Sergeant Billy Joe Siercks to the Billy Siercks Memorial Fund c/o PNC Bank, 10261 Bristow Center Drive, Bristow, VA 20136; to the Wounded Warrior Project Attention Advanced Guard 4899 Belfort Rd. Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256; or to the Billy Siercks Memorial Fund c/o Farmers Bank of Lincoln, PO Box 250, Lincoln, MO 65338.
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