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Billy Ray Gibbons

March 27, 1939 ~ March 1, 2022 (age 82)

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Billy Ray Gibbons, age 82, went peacefully surrounded by his family on March 1, 2022.

Billy was a loving husband, father, grand-father, brother, and friend.  He was supportive and understanding, helping in any way he could.  He loved his Lord and Saviour.  He also loved attending church.  Some of his hobbies included watching and playing golf, spending time with his kids and grandkids, watching preaching, and studying the Bible.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Wanda Gibbons (Sykes); mother and father, Ernest and Thelma Gibbons; brother, Clyde Gibbons; daughter, Shelda Pruett; brother in laws, Harrison White and Lee Smith; son in law, Timothy Kuykendall; and daughter in law, Mildred Gibbons.

Billy is survived by his sisters, Joann White and Edna Smith; daughters, Leanna Kuykendall (Gary), Tina (Ricky) Guy, Linda (Philip) Vineyard, Katie Ellis (Rick), Jackie (Scott) Hembree and Greg Gibbons.

Grand children, Bobby (Emily) Walker, Anna Mills (David), Eric (Samantha) Guy, Daniel (Courtney) Guy, Philip Jr (Sarah) Vineyard, Cynthia (Nick) Huff, Zachary (Jessica) Fields, Blake (Samantha) Fields, Nikki Ellis (Dustin), Brandon Ellis (Erica), Derik Bailey (Saddie), Carry Hembree (Gabe), and 21 great grandkids, and many more nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers; Bobby, Eric, Daniel, Brandon, Derik, Zachary, Blake, and Scott.

Honorary pallbearers; Philip, Ricky, David, and Gabe.

The family will receive friends Friday, March 4, 2022 at Smith Reagan Funeral Home from 5-7 pm with funeral services to follow at 7 pm. Rev. Curt Lakin officiating.

The family will meet at Smith Reagan Funeral Home Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 10 am to go in procession to Noah’s Chapel Cemetery for a 11 am graveside.


Services entrusted to Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge,

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March 4, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Smith-Reagan Funeral Home
326 Water St
Rutledge, TN 37861

Funeral Service
March 4, 2022

7:00 PM
Smith-Reagan Funeral Home
326 Water St
Rutledge, TN 37861

Graveside Service
March 5, 2022

11:00 AM
Noah's Chapel Cemetery
Poor Valley Rd
Rutledge, TN 37861

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