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Billy Lee Marlar, age 87, resident of Somerville, Tennessee and husband of the late Midge Jones Marlar, departed this life Thursday afternoon, May 30, 2019 at his residence.
Funeral Services for Mr. Marlar were conducted at 2 P.M. Monday, June 3, 2019 at Somerville First Baptist Church with Bro. Stan Smith, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment followed in the Somerville City Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center - Main Chapel in Somerville.
Billy was born May 1, 1932 in Hardin County, Tennessee, the son of the late Lemuel Mancel Marlar and Vera Bell James Marlar. He was married July 2, 1960 to the former Midge Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Marlar were residents of Somerville since 1962. Mrs. Marlar preceded him in death on November 8, 2016. He was employed with Salant & Salant in Somerville and later as a jailer for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department before his retirement. Billy was a member of Somerville First Baptist Church where he was a greeter for many years. He served his country in the United States Army and enjoyed yardwork and gardening.
Mr. Marlar is survived by his daughter, Pamela Denise Crutchfield of Somerville, TN; his son, Scotty Marlar of Somerville, TN; his brother, Harold Marlar of Brownsville, TN; four grandchildren, Brittany Marlar, Kyle Marlar, Tommi Lynn Marlar, Jayden Crutchfield; and his great-granddaughter, Aubree Ann Marlar.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Kyle Marlar, Mike Marlar, Chris Marlar, Murrell Tatum, Lee Cannon and Mike Meyers.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, c/o Christine Parks, 402 Midland Street, Somerville, TN 38068.