2/7/15 —– Billy Joe Williamson

Billy Joe Williamson, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at his residence at the age of 81.

Mr. Williamson was born in Heflin, Alabama to the late John Vernon and Emma D. Morse Williamson.

During his life, Mr. Williamson served his country in the United States Air Force during Korea and Vietnam, retiring in 1975. After his retirement from the military, he went on to become the owner of Williamson Coffee. Mr. Williamson was a member and deacon of Rutledge Falls Baptist Church, as well as a former Mason and a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association.

Mr. Williamson is survived by his wife, Bernice Williamson of Tullahoma; one son, Barry Williamson and his wife Lita of Tullahoma; one daughter, Sheila Banks and her husband Ross of Manchester; four grandchildren, Michael Williamson and his wife Amanda of Lynchburg, Michelle Andrade and her husband Jeff of Vacaville, California, Jennifer Reagon and her husband Joe of Alcoa, Tennessee, and Jason Banks and his wife Jolee; and six great-grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jacob, and Mason Andrade, Coulton Williamson, Liam Reagon, and Nathaniel and Jonathan Banks.

Visitation for Mr. Williamson will be held on Saturday, March 7th, 2015 from 1:00-4:00 pm with the funeral service to immediately follow at 4:00 pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Morris officiating.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.veteran