Billy Joe Reedy Sr.
March 1, 1946 – November 6, 2018
Billy Joe Reedy Sr., age 72 of Leoma TN, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was also a member of the Baptist faith and a seed salesman for Clemmons and Hamner in Killen, AL.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Billie Joe and Vera Elizabeth Reedy; Sister, Madias Connor; Brother, Johnny Reedy.
He is survived by wife, Nancy C. Reedy; Sons, Billy Joe Reedy Jr. (Bonnie), Max Allen Reedy; Daughter, Angela Russell (Jason Goshert); Grandchildren, Tyler and Connor Reedy, Samantha, Cole, and Ben Taylor, Haley and Madison Goshert, Brandon Martin.
Visitation to be held at the Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral Service will be held at the Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with a visitation starting at 11:00 a.m.
Brother Tony Gordy will be officiating.
Interment will be at Bethel Church Cemetery.
- Visitation Tuesday, November 13, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Billy Joe Reedy Sr.
January 16, 2019
I write this in much sadness. Billy Jo and I were in Company D, 54th Engineer Batallion, 130th Engineer Brigade located at Bad Hersfeld, West Germany in 1971. We worked together in the orderly room. He was our company clerk, a very important job that took someone who had intelligence to perform. I will try and let some others know of his passing and will put together a letter of all our times together and send it by mail. My most sincere sympathy to all his family. He was a great guy. Jim Peterson
November 14, 2018
Today, I said goodbye to a very special person. I feel that I am a better person for having worked with him. When I looked at him today, it didn't even seem possible. I want to remember him as that smiling face that came up to my desk each day to tell me some kind of nonsense. I never knew if he was joking or telling me the truth. He left me to figure it out.
He taught me a lot about vegetable seed. I admired his knowledge and the fact that he loved what he did. I have worked since I have been out of high school, and have done most every job out there. I can honestly say that I have enjoyed working the job I am now doing. I analyzed that fact and realized that it puts you so close to God's earth and makes you understand how important the AG business is to all of us.
The reason I am saying this is because Bill Reedy fit that description of being part of God's earth. He not only knew it, he loved it and most of all, he lived it and shared it with everyone he knew.
November 13, 2018
Bill was a wonderful and kind man to me from the first time I met him. He always seemed genuinely glad to see me and especially my grandson, Benson. Benson called Bill, “My Friend at the seed plant”. He always looked forward to giving him a big hug anytime we stopped by the plant. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with his family.
November 9, 2018
Mr. Reedy; always kind and gracious, always willing to be a help. I dealt with him for thirty two years both as a freight broker who arranged trucking at Clemmons & Hamner and as a co-worker while at Agri-AFC. It was there (Agri-AFC) I came to really get to know Bill, to benefit from his knowledge and to learn from his example. My prayers are with his family, friends and co-workers during this time for the peace and comfort they need. Isaiah 41:10
November 9, 2018
I Have done Business with Mr. Bill over the pass several years at Clemmons and Hamner and Agri-AFC, he was always a joy to deal with and he will surely be missed by all. Our prayers are being sent up for your family and the family of Clemmons and Hamner Seed. Danny Clark
November 8, 2018
I worked with Mr. Bill at Agri-AFC from 2011 until 2015. It took some time for me to get to know him, because he and I were both somewhat quiet people. Once I did, I found out that he was full of personality, and quite a character! Mr. Bill was a tremendous seedsman, and was widely known and respected in the industry. I was always impressed by how many people he knew, and how many knew (and loved) him. He was truly a wealth of knowledge, and was always happy to share his knowledge with anyone who wanted to learn. I am proud to have known him.
I attached a photo of Mr. Bill with the seed department at Agri-AFC (in his office). We were celebrating his birthday when this was taken. We will miss him very much.