PAGE, BILLY JOE - age 86, of Knoxville, TN, formerly of Detroit, MI, died on Saturday January 26, 2013. A faithful husband, beloved father and grandfather, friend and mentor to many. His generous love for all taught us how to love one another. He was an accomplished surgeon, inspired artist and talented athlete. Dr. Page was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Lucy Page and brother, Gene. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann; children, Bill Page (Carla) of Chelsea MI, Rick Page (Kathy) of Birmingham MI, Patti Bucci (Gary) and Peggy Gooch (Michael) all of Knoxville along with eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family is so grateful to the Lord Jesus for the countless ways we have been blessed by having Dad, Papa, Granddaddy in our lives and for the peace in knowing that he is in the presence of his Heavenly Father.
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Graveside services and interment will be held at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 220 East Gov John Sevier Highway with full military honors conferred by the U.S. Navy and the East Tennessee Veteran's Honor Guard on Friday at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Stephen Gooch officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Osteopathic Foundation www.aof-foundation.org. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Page family. www.clickfh.com
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Jan. 29, 2013