Billy Joe Ezell, age 72, passed away on January 10, 2020. He was born in Five Points, TN on June 15, 1947 and raised in Lawrence County. Billy served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and owned Modern Renovators, Inc. He loved fishing and Ford Mustangs, but most of all, he loved the seven women in his life: his wife, 2 daughters, and 4 granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, JP and Rosalie Marshall Ezell; his sisters, Doris Dickey and Charlotte Glass; and his brother, Kenneth Ezell.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Dian Smith Ezell, daughter, Tina Nelson (John) of Birmingham, AL, daughter Traci Aday (Grant) of Madison, Alabama, granddaughters Aubrie McFall, Lauren Nelson, Sydney Nelson, and Kaylie McFall, brothers, Bobby (Wanda) Ezell and Gerald (MaryNell) Ezell, brothers-in-law Phil (Donna) Smith and Keith (Pam) Smith, sister-in-law, Hilda (Cliff) and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Travis Crews, Greg Augustin, Randy Fowler, David Sebold, Jimmy Corbin, and Tim Prince.
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 12, 2020, with T. R. Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, TN with full military honors. Family suggests memorials be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation and Davis Phinney Foundation.
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