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William "Billy" Edward Kemmerling, Jr.October 15, 1943 ~ November 26, 2017 (age 74)
William Edward “Billy” Kemmerling, Jr., age 74, resident of Somerville and husband of Sandra DeFoor Kemmerling, departed this life Sunday morning, November 26, 2017 at the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville.
Funeral Services for Mr. Kemmerling were conducted at 1 P.M. Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland with Terry Hoff of Hope Church in Cordova, officiating. Special remarks were read by Dusty McGuire. Interment followed in the Macon Cemetery in Macon, Tennessee. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center – West Chapel at Oakland.
Mr. Kemmerling was born October 15, 1943 in Ripley, Tennessee. He received his education in the Lauderdale County School System and was married in 1988 to the former Sandra Ann DeFoor. He was employed as an electrician at the Arlington Developmental Center before his retirement and attended Hope Church in Cordova.
An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting rabbits, coons and squirrels, fishing training horses, working in his yard, University of Tennessee Vols, keeping his vehicle shining and will be remembered by his family for walking around the house saying, “Thank you, Jesus”. Mr. Kemmerling coached men’s and girls’ softball and was also a referee. He loved special times with his family and his pet beagles.
Mr. Kemmerling is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sandra DeFoor Kemmerling of Somerville, TN; two daughters, Sharon Hammett of Munford, TN, Kimberlee Black of Oakland, TN; two sons, William Scott “Little Billy” Kemmerling of Covington, TN, Doug Treadway of Somerville, TN; his mother, Sarah Savannah Taylor of Ripley, TN; three siblings, Daisy, Wanda, David; six grandchildren, Patrick, Noel, Brittany, Bryson, Savannah, Brandon; two great-grandchildren and his special caregiver and “buddy”, Michelle Williams.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Edward Kemmerling, Sr. and three siblings, Joe, Algie and Joyce.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Mike Hammett, Patrick Parsons, Richard Hillman, Bryson Hammett, John Arthur Abel, David Edwards, Clyde David Marby and Earnest Lee Kee.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 713 S. Mendenhall Road, Memphis, TN 38117 or Baptist Reynolds Hospice House, 1520 W. Poplar Avenue, Collierville, TN 38017.