Billy Joe Rudisill

May 21, 1931January 10, 2019

NEWTON- Billy Joe Rudisill, 87, of Newton, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation in Boone after 4 years of declining health. Born May 21, 1931, in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Joe and Ida Rhoney Rudisill. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 5 brothers. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and an Air Force Veteran during the Korean Conflict. Billy was retired from Corning Cable Systems. He is survived by his son Robert “Bob” Rudisill of Hickory, granddaughters Ashley Campbell and husband Cody of Hickory and Stephanie Henkin and husband Chad of Greer, SC; 8 great grandchildren, Mina, Nomi, Micah, Jillian, Hallee, Mac, Parker, and Sophie; sister Nellie Evans of Newton; and his brothers Ted Rudisill of Hickory and Charles (Shorty) Rudisill of Newton and number of nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 9:45 am to 10:45 am at Hickory Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Hickory Funeral Home with the Rev. David Drysdale officiating. Military Honors will be provided by Post 544. Arrangements are with Hickory Funeral Home.


  • VISITATION Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Billy Joe Rudisill

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Ray Moltz

January 27, 2019

Bob, sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. I knew him for years, I'm Ray in the P.T. department. Even though I haven't worked at Glenbridge for over a couple years, I visited him the weekend before Christmas & had planned to come back & visit again this weekend. Just wanted you to know I really thought a lot of a really great guy. May God bless.

Chuck MacLaughlin

January 14, 2019

Billy was one heck of a guy and I looked up to him. One of my fondest memories of Billy is drinking strong coffee together and talking. He talked often of his family and it was very evident that he loved them deeply. Always interested in how my family was doing, he never failed to remember to keep up with my daughter's adventures in college and with my wife especially when she was dealing with surgery for her pancreatic cancer. I miss him deeply and look forward to seeing him again.

Elizabeth Barker

January 14, 2019

Your father was a great man that means a lot to all of us that was blessed to get to know and take care of him. Prayers for you and your family at this time.

Debbie Stout

January 14, 2019

I took care of Billy for four years at Glenbridge. I got to know him and loved him. He was a wonderful man. I will miss him dearly. He also had a awesome son , Bobby am sorry for your loss. I will always remember Billy.

Carroll Hilliard

January 13, 2019

I recall many visits Mr. Rudisill made to the Service /Parts at Sears at the valley Hills Mall to see His Son Bobby . He always would take the time to come in my shop and extend a hearty hand-shake and smile and he had a laugh that would brighten your day. I am so sorry to read of His passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.

Tammy Thomas

January 12, 2019

Doug and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of Billy. We enjoyed working with him at the TCP Plant many years ago. He was such a friendly and caring person. Praying for you during this difficult time.

Douglas & Tammy Thomas