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 Verlon Blake Billiter

Verlon Blake Billiter

Birth
Buchanan County, Virginia, USA
Death 9 Jan 2003 (aged 63)
Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Big Rock, Buchanan County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 125671063 · View Source
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Verlon B. Billiter
BIG ROCK, Va. -- Verlon Blake Billiter, 63 years of age, passed away
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, in Wellmont Bristol Regional Hospital, Bristol
Tennessee, following a short illness. Born in Buchanan County, he was a son of
the late Millard and Beatrice Blackburn Billiter. He was a lifelong resident
of Buchanan County and a member of Oakwood Church of Christ. He served in the
U.S. Army for two years during the Korean conflict serving in the Military
Police Force. He was a member of the John Ratliff Post 164 of the American
Legion and Childs Gentry Post 7360 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the
D.A.V. He had been employed by Jack Smith for more than 35 years and at the
time of his death he was manager of MountainValley Memorial Park Inc., Big
Rock.
Mr. Billiter was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly
missed but will never be forgotten.
Mr. Billiter is survived by his wife, Ruby Jean Spears Billiter, Big Rock; one
daughter, Karen Lynn Billiter and husband Gregory Patton, Mentone, Ind.; two
grandsons, Christopher Gregory Patton, Mentone, and Cameron Blake Patton,
Mentone; three sisters, Mary Magdalene Clark, Vesuvius, Va., Estalene Clark,
Salem, Ill., and Johnnie Dean Lee, Big Rock; two very special friends, Avery
and Jane Goble, Prestonsburg, Ky.; also a host of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Regina Lynn Billiter; one sister,
Joyce Billiter; two brothers, Bobby Harold and Millard Billiter Jr.; one
sister-in-law, Wilma Jean Billiter; and one brother-in-law, Harold Lee Clark.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Grundy
Funeral Home Chapel with Evangelists Keith Hovis and Ronnie Sammons
officiating with entombment to follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park
Mausoleum, Big Rock.
Friends may call at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m
There will be services at the funeral home chapel Sunday evening at 7 p.m.
Active pallbearers will be Johnny Billiter, James Billiter, Robert Billiter,
Thurl Chafins, Randy Fletcher, Bill Neeley and David Belcher.
Honorary pallbearers will be: T.C. Mullins Jr., Curtis R. Mullins, Andrew
Horne, Avery Goble, Gregory Patton, Jimmy Goble, Phillip Keen, Bobby Goble,
Billy Goble, Jack Smith, Steve Smith, Larry Arnold and Rick Quesenberry. Full
military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by members of John Ratliff
Post 164 of the American Legion.
The family suggests that expression of sympathy be made in the form of
donations to the Blake Billiter Medical Expense Fund, P.O. Box 85, Big Rock,VA
24603.
Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy is in charge of all arrangements.


Bristol Herald Courier,
Bristol, TN
Sat 11 Jan 2003


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  • Maintained by: Amanda G Scarberry
  • Originally Created by: Smith Family
  • Added: 27 Feb 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 125671063
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Verlon Blake Billiter (30 Oct 1939–9 Jan 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125671063, citing Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Buchanan County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Amanda G Scarberry (contributor 49070347) .