OBITUARY

Billy Frank Kiser Sr.

February 1, 1925August 3, 2018
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Mr. Billy Frank Kiser, Sr., 93, of Franklin, GA passed away Friday, August 3, 2018 at West Georgia Hospice.

Mr. Kiser was born February 1, 1925 in Buskirk, KY to the late Willie E. Kiser and Nora Mae Pennington Kiser. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and proudly served his country in the United States Army, in the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II, as a Paratrooper. Before owning and operating Kiser Appliance, Mr. Kiser worked for Frigidaire and Linch’s. He was a member of the Moose Club, enjoyed fishing, horseshoes, playing pool and cards. Mr. Kiser was a sports enthusiast, with a love for trucks and El Caminos. He never met a stranger and will be remembered for his jokes and love of his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Florene Kiser; seven siblings, two children, one granddaughter, one great grandchild, and one step daughter.

Survivors include his wife, Vonceil N. Kiser; daughters, Dannette (Calvin) Johnson and Suzanne (Frank) Sanders, both of LaGrange, GA; son, Billy (Denise) Kiser Jr., of Ohatchee, AL; stepchildren, Jimmy (Susan) Harris, Mike (Carol) Harris, and Debbie Merrill (Andy Jackson); grandchildren, Chris (Kim) Lanier, Casey (Cindy) Lanier, Carey (Melissa) Lanier, Gus (Mollie) Callaway, Allison (Jon) McCay, Michael Kiser, David (Ashley) Kiser, Corrina (Vann) Cocke, Wayne Kiser, Keith (Heather) Johnson, Kim Sanders, Kevin Scott, Casey (Daphne) Merrill, Renee (Troy) Taylor, Stephanie Shorter, Jim (Jamie) Harris, John (Angie) Harris, Jennifer (Bob) Honeycutt, Christy Garner-Scott, Catherine Mann; 45 great grandchildren; siblings, June Sisk and Donald Kiser, both of MS; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The Gathering of family and friends will be 10:00am until 11:00am prior to the service at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary. A Memorial service will be 11:00am Saturday, August 11, 2018 in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary with Pastor Cade Farris officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Georgia Hospice or the charity of choice in memory of Billy F. Kiser, Sr.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636

  • FAMILY

  • Vonceil N. Kiser, Wife
  • Dannette & Calvin Johnson, Daughter
  • Suzanne & Frank Sanders, Daughter
  • Billy & Denise Kiser Jr., Son
  • Jimmy & Susan Harris, Step Son
  • Mike & Carol Harris, Step Son
  • Debbie Merrill & Andy Jackson, Step Daughter
  • Chris & Kim Lanier, Grandchild
  • Casey & Cindy Lanier, Grandchild
  • Carey & Melissa Lanier, Grandchild
  • Gus & Mollie Callaway, Grandchild
  • Allison & Jon McCay, Grandchild
  • Michael Kiser, Grandchild
  • David & Ashley Kiser, Grandchild
  • Corrina & Vann Cocke, Grandchild
  • Wayne Kiser, Grandchild
  • Keith & Heather Johnson, Grandchild
  • Kim Sanders, Grandchild
  • Kevin Scott, Grandchild
  • Casey & Daphane Merrill, Grandchild
  • Renee & Troy Taylor, Grandchild
  • Stephanie Shorter, Grandchild
  • Jim & Jamie Harris, Grandchild
  • John & Angie Harris, Grandchild
  • Jennifer & Bob Honeycutt, Grandchild
  • Christy Garner-Scott, Grandchild
  • Catherine Mann, Grandchild
  • Great Grandchildren, 45
  • June Sisk, Sister
  • Donald Kiser, Brother

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

Billy Frank Kiser Sr.

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Suzanne Sanders

August 11, 2018

I would like to thank everyone for all their thoughts and prayers for our Dad, Billy F. Kiser, Sr. We had a very moving and special service for Daddy this morning complete with Taps and the folding and Presentation of the Flag. What an honor to hear and witness this being done for our Dad! Kevin Dunn and Callie Hammond gave beautiful music presentations and we couldn’t have asked for a better service than Pastor Cade Farris who spoke and shared who Daddy was to all who knew him. Jeremy Scarborough, Mark Scott and others at Striffler-Hamby Funeral Home were instrumental in helping get all this accomplished. They took care of so many things so we didn’ t have to and the slide show was beautiful! Thank you to all who came and shared condolences and for those who didn’t get to come, thank you for your prayers. Another special thank you to Hospice and our family and friends that filled his last days with love and comfort!
While we miss him terribly, he is having some wonderful conversations with God and family and friends who have gone on before him. Love you all❤️

Billy F Kiser Jr.

August 9, 2018

I want to thank my 2 Sisters Dannette Johnson. brother n law Calvin Johnson, Suzanne Sanders, brother n law Frank Sanders for their untiring and dedicated effort in helping us all sit with our Father. From early June to Friday August 3 Daddy was never alone. We were all blessed to have a wonderful Father and I was blessed to have a wonderful family that continually shows love and dedication to each other. Thank all of you. Billy Kiser Jr.

Sandi Pound

August 8, 2018

Dear Dannette,
We were in the same graduating class at LHS in 1966, but I never met your wonderful father. I am very sorry for your loss. It hurts so much to lose a loved one. I am praying for you, Suzanne, Billy, Jr. and the rest of the family. May God be especially near to you during these difficult days ahead.
Sincere condolences,
Sandi (Hammett) Pound

Stephanie Arnett

August 7, 2018

Uncle Billy Frank was an amazing man. Love to all of you.

Stephanie Arnett (Virgil’s Granddaughter in MS)

Kaye Carroll

August 7, 2018

So very sorry to hear about Billy Frank. I’m Charlie Kiser’s granddaughter, my late mother was Joanne Kiser Kinder, always known as “one of the Kiser twins”. I remember when I was young and Nora Kiser visiting my grandmother Lenna Kiser at North Matewan. Condolences from North Matewan, West Virginia

Kaye Carroll

August 7, 2018

So sorry to hear about Frank. My thoughts and prayers are with you all my cousins and families. Prayers coming from Matewan WV. Love, your cousin Pauline Kiser Roberson

Sandra Gordy Massell

August 7, 2018

I have fond childhood memories of this sweet man. I was always impressed with what a wonderful family man he was. My sincere condolences to my childhood friends Dannette and Suzanne.

Dannette Johnson

August 7, 2018

We do not have words to express the love and gratitude that our family feels for the awesome staff at WellStar West GA Hospice. During the 12 days that our Dad was a patient there (7/22/18 thru 8/03/18) he was treated with the utmost respect and loving care. He honestly was treated like royalty by every person that had contact with him....as was our entire family. You were all gracious, professional, loving, sympathetic , and gave hugs just when we needed them. You listened to his jokes and teasing on his good days and let us cry on your amazing shoulders on the hard days. You truly are Gods Angels here on earth and we love and respect each one of you and the awesome work that you do. You are truly Gods blessings. We Love you All! Dannette Johnson (Daughter of Billy Kiser, Sr)

Loraine Crenshaw

August 6, 2018

Please accept my deepest sympathies. It was truly an honor and a privilege to take care of Mr. Billy Kiser , and to get to know each one of you as well. My prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Loraine Crenshaw (Wellstar West Georgia Hospice)

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Mr. Billy Frank Kiser, Sr., 93, of Franklin, GA passed away Friday, August 3, 2018 at West Georgia Hospice.

Mr. Kiser was born February 1, 1925 in Buskirk, KY to the late Willie E. Kiser and Nora Mae Pennington Kiser. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and proudly served his country in the United States Army, in the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II, as a Paratrooper. Before owning and operating Kiser Appliance, Mr. Kiser worked for Frigidaire and Linch’s. He was a member of the Moose Club, enjoyed fishing, horseshoes, playing pool and cards. Mr. Kiser was a sports enthusiast, with a love for trucks and El Caminos. He never met a stranger and will be remembered for his jokes and love of his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Florene Kiser; seven siblings, two children, one granddaughter, one great grandchild, and one step daughter.

Survivors include his wife, Vonceil N. Kiser; daughters, Dannette (Calvin) Johnson and Suzanne (Frank) Sanders, both of LaGrange, GA; son, Billy (Denise) Kiser Jr., of Ohatchee, AL; stepchildren, Jimmy (Susan) Harris, Mike (Carol) Harris, and Debbie Merrill (Andy Jackson); grandchildren, Chris (Kim) Lanier, Casey (Cindy) Lanier, Carey (Melissa) Lanier, Gus (Mollie) Callaway, Allison (Jon) McCay, Michael Kiser, David (Ashley) Kiser, Corrina (Vann) Cocke, Wayne Kiser, Keith (Heather) Johnson, Kim Sanders, Kevin Scott, Casey (Daphne) Merrill, Renee (Troy) Taylor, Stephanie Shorter, Jim (Jamie) Harris, John (Angie) Harris, Jennifer (Bob) Honeycutt, Christy Garner-Scott, Catherine Mann; 45 great grandchildren; siblings, June Sisk and Donald Kiser, both of MS; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The Gathering of family and friends will be 10:00am until 11:00am prior to the service at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary. A Memorial service will be 11:00am Saturday, August 11, 2018 in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary with Pastor Cade Farris officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Georgia Hospice or the charity of choice in memory of Billy F. Kiser, Sr.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636