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Obituary – Willie D. "Bill" Bilbrey



Long time walking horse enthusiast, Mr. Bilbrey passed peacefully from this life on Sunday morning July 15, 2018 in the comfort of his home. He was born in Overton county on June 8,1937 to late Floyd Bilbrey and Ethelene Parrish Bilbrey. He was a member of Free Communion Church of Christ and Swallows Chapel Church of Christ. He loved his wife Rudy and children and grandchildren. Bill enjoyed fishing and enjoyed training horses. He trained World Champion, Pushover Magic Lady.

Bill leaves his wife Ruby Parrott Bilbrey of Livingston, TN; daughter, Carol Ann Rudd & husband Ronnie ; 3 grandchildren, Jacob Reeder & wife Afton, Kandace Ward & husband Austin, and Elizabeth Rudd; 2 great grandchildren Kaysen Ward and Mayin Reeder; brother, Herman Bilbrey of Livingston, TN; sister, Vestal Prichard of Livingston, TN.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Joe Bilbrey, AB Bilbrey, and Robert Bilbrey and sisters Roxie White and Jewel Smith, and Geneva Bilbrey.

Funeral services for Mr. Willie D. "Bill" Bilbrey, age 81, of Livingston will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 18, at the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Robert Boles will officiate. Burial will be in the Wirmingham Cemetery. The family will welcome friends from 5 to 9 at the Speck Funeral Home on Tuesday July 17, and from 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday until time of service at 10:00.

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