Billy Rand "Sully" Sullivan

May 16, 1933January 11, 2020

Billy Rand “Sully” Sullivan, age 86, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 in Savannah, Georgia.

Billy was born in Princeton, North Carolina to the late Allison and Mary Alice Sullivan. He served our country for over 30 years in the United States Army during the Korean War and Vietnam. Billy was a retired Sergeant Major where he was awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star and Bronze Star. Billy also retired from Safeco Insurance in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a member of the Chickamauga Fly and Bait Casting Club in Soddy Daisy. Billy was a member of Richmond Hill Church of Christ, Richmond Hill, Georgia.

Billy is survived by daughter, Debbie (Danny) Smiddy; close family friend, Lisa (Hank) Looney; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 pm on Wednesday, January 15, and 10:30 to 11:30 am on Thursday at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Funeral services for “Sully” will follow at 11:30 on Thursday, January 16, at the North Chapel with his Pastor Riley Nelson officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery with full military honors performed by the United States Army.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.


  • Debbie Smiddy (Danny), Daughter
  • Lisa Looney (Hank), close family friend



  • Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 16, 2020


  • Burial


Billy Rand "Sully" Sullivan

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David Diercks

January 15, 2020

When I was manager of the CHI Memorial Lifeline program (personal alert program), Bill was a dedicated installation volunteer who devoted much time and energy installing and servicing personal emergency equipment and relating to our Lifeline subscribers. I also felt Bill was a good friend. I am grateful for the memories of Bill that will continue with me.

Nancy Smith

January 14, 2020

I am so sorry to learn of Bill's passing. My late husband, Jack Smith, and Bill enjoyed swapping 'war' stories as they were both in Vietnam. After Jack's passing, Bill and I spoke several times on the phone, where I learned he was a member of the Church of Christ. I told him about the Soddy Church and how friendly everyone there is. I was pleased to see Bill there one Sunday morning. He attended there until he moved. He was a great friend and will be missed by many. God bless.

Karen Dismukes

January 14, 2020

Me Sullivan was my sisters neighbor at cfbcc. He was so kind and generous to all of us. He was a good neighbor and always helped my brother in law , bob scofield. So sorry for your loss karen