Mr. Billy Wade Wilson age 81 of Pelham,Tennessee passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012, in Saint Thomas Hospital In Nashville. Billy Wade was born Aug. 16, 1931 a son of the late James Wade Wilson and Florence Goodman Wilson and was preceded in death by a daughter, Melinda Kizar Branch.
He was a U.S. Air Force Korean veteran and was a retired heavy equipment operator and had worked for T.V.A. and the Grundy County Highway Department. He was a member of Felix Grundy Lodge # 284 F & AM, International Operating Engineers and the Veteran of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Wilson; children, James Randall Wilson, Winchester, Ricky Wade (Renee) Wilson, Adairsville, GA, Patsy LaDell (Chad) Houghteling, Columbia, TN; sister, Patsy Ruth (Kenley) Cannon, Estill Springs; grandchildren, Brian (Crystal) Wilson, Wade Wilson, Amber (Whitt) Robbins, Ashley (Drew) Black, Amy (Chris) Lovett, Matthew (Roxy) Branch, Arica Branch, Avery Houghteling, Aaron Houghteling, Zachary Houghteling,; great-grandchildren, James Wilson, Brandon Wilson, Jakin Lovett, Lucas Branch, Levi Branch, Lexi LaDell Black and Ryan Wilson; nephews, Keith and Kenny Cannon.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Reverend De Hennessy and Jack White officiating.
Burial will be in the Church of Christ Cemetery in Pelham with full military honors provide by Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Gardens at Poplar Estates, 1310 Rosewood drive, Columbia, TN 38401.The family will receive friends Friday 5-9 P.M. At the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Avenue, Monteagle, Tennessee.