Billy Lakin

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GALLIPOLIS — Billy E. Lakin, 84, of Gallipolis, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W.Va., surrounded by his family.

He was born April 1, 1930, in Wayne County, W.Va., the son of the late Edgar and Lutie Perdue Lakin. He was a member of Northup Baptist Church, an U.S. Army veteran, and retired from Kaiser Aluminum. He enjoyed farming and wood-working and made several pieces of furniture. He was a graduate of Rio Grande High School.

Billy married Rosalie Price on May 18, 1955, and she survives him, along with three daughters and one son, Minda (Kevin) Walker, of Thurman, Sandy (John) Swisher, of South Webster, Jill Lakin, of Gallipolis, and Terry (Sheilah) Lakin, of Bidwell; seven grandchildren, Kendra (Josh) Bodimer, of Gallipolis, Aaron (Cassie) Walker, of Gallipolis, Emily (Seth) Forgey, of Thurman, Erica (Stefan) Kempf, of Washington Court House, Kate (Kirby) Claxon, of South Webster, Jared (Camilee) Tieman, of Ashland, Ky., and Kathleen (Nathan) Reynolds, of Gallipolis; nine great-grandchildren and two more on the way; and a twin sister, Betty Davis of Sarasota, Fla.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Fern Robinson; and by an infant sister, Arlene.

Services will be 11 am on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call the funeral home between 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. There will be military services conducted at the cemetery by the Gallia County Funeral Detail.

Please consider a donation in Billy's name to Northup Baptist Church and or The Gideons International.

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Willis Funeral Home
12 Garfield Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
(740) 446-9295
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Published in Gallipolis Daily Tribune from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 2015
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