Billy Jay Rhea

October 31, 1937February 24, 2018
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Billy Jay Rhea, age 80, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord at his residence on Saturday, February 24, 2018. He was a member of Calvue Baptist Church and retired from Shelby Williams.

He was preceded in death by his father; William Wilby Rhea, mother; Ellie Pauline Jarnigan, brothers; Billy Jack Rhea and Buddy Rhea, and sister; Alma “Sally” Hedrick

He is survived by his wife; Peggy Rhea, sons; Randy (Wanda) Rhea and Rick Rhea, daughter; Regina Rhea, stepson; Rocky (Penny) Beam, sisters; Ruth Hollifield, Mary Gibbs, Sarah Nolen and Josie Dickerson, grandchildren; Trevyn, Zane, Jessie, Gracie, Tanya, Tegan and Ashley, several great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 26, 2018 in the Chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home. Tuesday, February 27, 2018 , Bill will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. in Calvue Baptist Church with the funeral to follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bob Zavattieri and Rev. Travis Bowden officiating. Directly following the funeral at Calvue, the family will come in procession to Hamblen Memory Gardens for a graveside service.


  • Visitation Monday, February 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Interment Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Billy Jay Rhea

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Clorene Massey

February 26, 2018

So very sorry to hear about his passing. He will be missed by many. Glad we got to know him while working at Shelby Williams. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love You
Clo and Gearld

scot rush

February 26, 2018

Sorry to hear of the passing of billy may the lord be with your family in this trying time

Michelle Lavender

February 25, 2018

I am so sorry to here of Bill's passing.

Brian Sharp

February 24, 2018

Just now saw so sorry for your loss. I'm so glad I got to meet him and be a small part of your family. Praying for all of you. Brian Sharp

Judy Winstead Everhart

February 24, 2018

Sorry sweetheart. Praying for peace comfort and understanding in this sad time. Love you

Melody Pool

February 24, 2018

So very sorry for your loss Aunt Peggy. Uncle Bill will be greatly missed. Love Melody Jeff and D'Niqua Pool