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Billy Griggs

July 25, 1924 — February 11, 2022

Somerville, Tennessee

Billy Griggs, age 97, resident of Somerville, Tennessee and husband of the late Mary Sue Wiley Griggs, departed this life Friday morning, February 11, 2022 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville, Tennessee.

Billy was born July 25, 1924 in Camden, Tennessee, the son of the late Cecil and Lura Beasley Griggs. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps in World War II and one of the last veterans from the Battle of Iwo Jima. In recent years, he enjoyed traveling to the Reunion of Honor for Iwo Jima. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Somerville and often attended Christ Presbyterian Church. His hobbies included making knives, woodworking, working on his farm, helping others and taking care of his beloved cat, “Lil Kitty”.

Mr. Griggs is survived by two nieces, Phyllis Ann Guthrie (Roy DeLotelle) and Sheila Padgel (Gary); his nephew, Daniel Griggs (Kim); seven great-nephews, Stephen Guthrie DeLotelle (Sarah), William David DeLotelle, James Griggs, Nathan Griggs, Levi DeLotelle and Wilder DeLotelle; and two great-nieces, Genevieve DeLotelle and Esther Griggs.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lucille Griggs Guthrie and his brother, JT Griggs.

Funeral Services for Mr. Griggs were held at 11 A.M. Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland with Bro. John Sartelle and Bro. Stan Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Chalk Hill Cemetery in Camden.

The family requests that memorials be directed to First Baptist Church of Somerville, 12685 S. Main Street, Somerville, TN 38068 or Christ Presbyterian Church, 500 Teague Store Road, Somerville, TN 38068.

To view the live stream of the service, go to this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_ch9FqR9hw

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Saturday, February 19, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland

10670 U.S. 64, Somerville, TN 38068

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland

10670 U.S. 64, Somerville, TN 38068

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