Billy Wayne McCravy, age 82, of Decatur, died Monday, September 27, 2021, at his residence. His family will host a private service and interment. Shelton Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Mr. McCravy was born December 13, 1938, in Athens, to Charles Wesley McCravy and Jewel Christine Hanney McCravy. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Betty Fay Watson McCravy, his parents, and two siblings, Charles Wesley McCravy, Jr. and Juannita Scott. Mr. McCravy lived a wonderful Christian, God-loving life and was simply a good man. He owned McCravy Service and, for 30 years, worked for Decatur City Schools. One of his joys in life was sharing the gospel by singing in nursing homes and churches.
He is survived by three daughters, Melissa Johnson (Mike) of Danville, Samantha Whisenant (Earl) of Eva, and Amy Cagle of Decatur; eight grandchildren, Michael Johnson, Bryan Johnson, Nichole Orr, Jacob Orr, Chase Cagle, Wesley Cagle, Kyle Pilkington, and Dustin Whisenant; five great-grandchildren, Anna Pilkington, Colt Pilkington, Drayton Whisenant, Liam Orr, and Piper Johnson.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
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