Billy Roy Abernathy, 59, of Killen, passed away March 6, 2011, at ECM Hospital in Florence.
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He was a member of the Church of Christ, a shop foreman at TVA Power Service Shop and a member of the carpenters' local.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Davis Abernathy; son, Chris Abernathy and wife, Frankie; daughter, Bridgett Hildesheim and husband, Tommy; stepdaughter, Melanie Bogus; brothers, Donnie Abernathy, Sonnie Abernathy; sisters, Betty Smith, Peggy Peck; grandsons, Lee Franks, Chase Hildesheim; granddaughters, Alyssa Abernathy, Gabby Hildesheim; stepgrandchildren, Ashtyn Bogus, Molly Bogus.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Buddy and Arvella Abernathy, and first wife, Cathy Abernathy.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Monday, March 7, at Greenhill Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with burial in Hill Cemetery. Officiating will be Brother Tim Grigsby.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Hovater, Kenny Abernathy, Wayne Holden, Bobby Newton, Tim McDougal and Miles Willis. Honorary pallbearers will be Wendal Dean, Jackie Thigpen, Jerry Bogus, Johnny Jones and Marty Rogers.
Greenhill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Florence Times Daily on Mar. 7, 2011