Berry Funeral Home


Billy H. McCulley

May 30, 1930January 15, 2021

Billy H. McCulley, age 90, of South Knoxville, passed away at his daughter’s home surrounded by family. Billy was a 1949 graduate of Young High School where he excelled in football as well as other sports. He played football for University of Tennessee his freshman year and then he joined the US Air Force during the Korean War. After returning from the war, Billy went to work for an insurance company and then later for the US Postal Service where he retired after many years of service. After retirement, he worked for Berry Funeral Home assisting many families with making pre-arrangements. Billy was a member of Meridian Baptist Church. He served as a music director for many area churches. Billy was an avid golfer and loved to travel. He was a loving father and husband and will be missed greatly. Preceded in death by parents, Benton and Mary Lou McCulley and son, Hugh McCulley; brother, Carl McCulley and sister, Shirley Taylor. Survivors include loving wife of 67 years, Betty McCulley; daughter, Lynn Zorn; grandchildren, Christy Zorn, Kevin Zorn and David Zorn (Maria); great grandchildren, Hugo and Isabel Zorn. Friends may drop by Berry Funeral Home on Monday, January 18, 2021 between the hours of 12 noon and 4 PM to pay their respects. Due to the COVID pandemic, the family will have a private graveside service Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Woodlawn Cemetery. Rev. Dana Fachman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meridian Baptist Church, 6513 Chapman Hwy. Knoxville, TN 37920 or Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, 136 Harvest Ln. Maryville, TN 37801. Condolences may be offered at


  • Betty McCulley, Wife
  • Lynn Zorn, Daughter
  • Christy Zorn, Granddaughter
  • Kevin Zorn, Grandson
  • David Zorn, Grandson
  • Maria Zorn, Grandaughter-In-Law
  • Hugo Zorn., Great Grandchild
  • Isabel Zorn., Great Granddaughter

  • Meridian Baptist Church
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee


  • Call at convenience

    Monday, January 18, 2021

  • Gravesdie Service

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021


Billy H. McCulley

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Jerry Overton

January 21, 2021

Lynn, I just heard about your Dad. So sorry to hear this. Your Dad was a great man and someone I admired greatly. I always loved talking with him. I guarantee Bill is in heaven right now talking with my Dad about golf. :) I hope you are doing OK. I will be praying for you. Let me know if you need anything.

In my prayers,

Dorsey Lou Woliver

January 18, 2021

I remember cheering on Billy at the Young high school football games. He was such a nice man and will be greatly missed.

Dorsey Lou Woliver


January 18, 2021

Betty, I am Jane's daughter Tammy (your 2nd cousin). I am so sorry for your loss. Even though it's been years and years since we have seen each other, I'll always remember you and Billy and the sweet, kind souls that you are. I pray for comfort and peace for you at this time.

Marilyn Burroughs

January 17, 2021

I have such fond memories of Billy and Betty. You never saw either of them without a smile on their faces. I’m sure he is greeting lots of people in heaven. I know he will be missed by a lot of people. I am so sorry for your loss.
Love to you all
Bob and Chug Burroughs

LeRoy & Kay Clark

January 17, 2021

Betty, lynn and family, we want to say bill was one of our best friends from days at YHS. Our prayers and condolences are with you as you go through the loss of a loved one. May god bless.Leroy and kay.

Ken Evans

January 17, 2021

Sure will miss my old buddy from the first grade thru sandlot football and team mate at young high. My heart felt sympathy goes to Betty, Lynn and the family. K. Evans