Joseph "Billy" William Amiss Jr.

April 6, 1938December 27, 2012

Joseph William “Billy” Amiss, Jr., 74, of Amherst, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Runk & Pratt Residential Adult Care. He was the devoted husband of Joan Perez Amiss for fifty-five years.

Born April 6, 1938 in Amherst County, he was the son of the late Joseph William Amiss Sr. and Elise Hudson Amiss and was also preceded in death by one son, Timothy Dean Amiss. Billy was a retired welder with Boiler Makers Local 45 and was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy Reserves. He was a member of Sandy Bottom Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, Billy is survived by two daughters, Judy Amiss Reynolds (Steve Breedlove) of Big Island and Sharon Amiss Hodges (Tony) of Appomattox; one brother, Carroll Amiss (Carole) of Lynchburg; two sisters, Betty Jo Steuart (Jimmy) of Madison Heights and Jean Kostka of Sun City Center, FL; three grandchildren, Naomi Reynolds, Kristen Baker, and Andrea Hodges and two great-grandchildren, Olivia Baker and Alex Layne.

A memorial service will be conducted at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Whitten Monelison Chapel with the Rev. Chris King officiating.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Assoc.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. David Haga, Dr. Peter Betz, Monelison Family Physicians, and to the staffs of Runk & Pratt and Centra Hospice.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, December 30, 2012

Joseph "Billy" William Amiss Jr.

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January 10, 2013

Thank you all for your thoughs. All of us, Betty, Carroll & myself were very touched. We will really miss Billy but will forever have him in our heart. Thank you, Jean Kostka

hal davis

January 3, 2013

josn, sharon and judy my heartfelt condolences to you, uncle billy was great man and will be misssed by all who knew him will alweays remember going to the races with him sorry i could not be there

Sharon Hodges

January 2, 2013

My candle is lit for those who have had or has now a family member with Alzheimer's or Dementia. May God Bless you. Rest in Peace my dear Dad.

Tim Ewers

January 2, 2013

So sorry to hear this , just found out this morning. I will miss my old buddy Billy. I hope Billy will forgive me for not paying my last respects. Thoughts and prayers are with Joan and the family.

Deborah Robertson

December 31, 2012

Sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are everyone

Paul &Sharon Manley

December 30, 2012

Our deepest sympathies. We were lucky to have him as a friend.

William Kofeldt

December 30, 2012

Jean and Family, Sorry to here that Billy has passed away. I know that he will be missed by friends and family.Bill Kofeldt

December 30, 2012

Dear Joan & Family,
You have our deepest sympathy, May God Bless and Keep you.
The Catherine & Thomas Crawley

Betty and Jim Thacker

December 30, 2012

Thinking of you in the loss of Billy with the sympathy and understanding that words cannt express.

Patty Fortune

December 30, 2012

Dear Joanie & Family. We were so sorry to hear that Billy had passed away. He was a great man who always had a smile on his face and something funny to say. Our Family was Blessed to meet Billy when he and my Dad (Wayne Wright)got to be friends. Billy and Daddy hit it off right away and had alot of good times together. Billy immediately took a special interest in our Son, Joey Wright and they shared alot of fun times at Go-Kart tracks. Billy would work on the Kart during the week and Joey would race it on the weekends. It was our pleasure to know Billy and I know he will be missed. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

God Bless
Ricky, Patty, Joey & Danielle