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Billy Joe Sells


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Billy Joe Sells Obituary
Billy Joe Sells

Bartlett, tn

Billy "Joe" Sells, of Bartlett, Tennessee died on the 27th of September, 2017. Born in Sallisaw, Oklahoma on February 14, 1930 son of the late William and Oma Sells. He retired as Command Sergeant Major from the Army Reserve after 43 years of service. Additionally, he is retired from the U.S. Civil Service. He was an avid wood worker and craftsman. Friends and family are invited to a gathering on Thursday, October 5 beginning at one o'clock in the afternoon until funeral services begin at two o'clock, all at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Road, Memphis, TN 38133. There will also be a reception to follow at the funeral home from three until five o'clock. Burial will follow next week in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. Joe was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Sells and five siblings. He is survived by his daughter, Marisa (Peter) Lockwood; son, Randy Sells; brother, Jim Sells; nine grandchildren, Wink, Jason, Justin, Brad, Ryan, Wesley, Emily, Kate and Rachel; and seventeen great-grandchildren. Any financial gifts in Joe's honor may be sent to the local charity of your choice. Online condolences and floral gifts may be offered through www.memphisfuneralhome.net.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Oct. 1, 2017
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