Billy J. Robbins, age 53, formerly of 163 Austin Springs Rd., Johnson City, passed away at the residence of his brother-in-law in Elizabethton on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, following a lengthy illness.
A native of Johnson City, he was a son of Roger Robbins, Knoxville, and Carolyn Crawford, Johnson City. Mr. Robbins was a member of the Upper Room Family Worship Center, Johnson City, and was a former Deacon of Y Freewill Baptist Church.
Billy loved fishing, hunting and camping, and he always said his number one goal in life was getting his wife Judy to the beach before he died, to which he was successful.
He is preceded in death by an infant sister, Carol Ann Williams.
Survivors, in addition to his parents include his wife, Judy Nichols Robbins, of the home; 2 half brothers, Charles Williams Jr., Johnson City; two half sisters, Susan Jordan, Johnson City; Special Brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Arthur and Deanna Nichols, and Ray Fagan; two special nephews and niece-in-law, Johnathan and Michelle Nichols and Noah Nichols; nieces and nephews, Brandon Miller, Charles Miller Jr., Cheyenne Williams, Christopher Williams, Nakisha Arney; and a great nephew, Sage Nichols, who called Billy his Papaw. Billy loved his dogs, a pit bull name Lucy, and also Scruffy, Fluffy and Peanut
The funeral service for Mr. Robbins will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, December 15, 2013, in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Smith officiating.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. in the East Parlor of the funeral home.
The graveside service and interment will follow at Highland Cemetery, Boones Creek. Active pallbearers will be Arthur Nichols, Johnathan Nichols, Trevor Waycaster, Sam Williams, Hack Arnett and Johnathan Bingham. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Williams Jr. and Chris Williams.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Johnson City Medical Center Hospice nurses, Greg, Carrie, and Ivy for their wonderful care of Billy during his illness.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City is serving the Robbins family. (423) 928-6111