William 'Billy' Lynn Hope, 56, of LaFollette, died Jan. 21 at Physicians Regional Medical Center. He was a loving husband of 25 years as well as a wonderful father, grandfather, son, and brother who enjoyed spending time with his family who was his life. He enjoyed communicating with his friends on his CB radio as 'RC'. He was a dedicated employee of OG Hughes for 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his father William N. Hope and infant grandson Logan.
He is survived by his mother Evelyn McDeerman Hope of LaFollette; wife Brenda Hope of LaFollette; daughter Katie Hope Adkins of LaFollette; brothers Wayne and wife, Brenda, of Kingston, Mark and wife, Debbie, and Brent and wife, Angie, all of Jacksboro; grandchildren Elizabeth 'Libby' and Cody, several nieces and nephews, and a host of other family and friends.
Visitation is today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Martin Wilson Chapel. Funeral services begin at 8 with the Rev. Lawrence Henegar officiating. Interment is tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the Powell Valley Cemetery.
Martin-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.