Billy “Mickey” Sherman Rich, 76, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 5, 2019 at his home in Murfreesboro, TN after a brief illness.
Billy was born on June 22, 1942 in Kingsport, TN. He was the son of the late Paul “Mack” and Rose Rich. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and worked for Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport for 17 years.
While living in Kingsport, Billy met the love of his life, Jenny Stringer Atwell. They were married in 1980 and settled in Murfreesboro, TN in 1995.
Billy loved watching college football and basketball. But he loved watching with other friends and family more than the games themselves. He was a people person and never met a stranger. Always the joker, he loved being out in his community and talking to neighbors and friends every chance he could.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 39 years Jenny Rich, son Paul (Eddie) Rich of Bell Buckle, TN and daughter Becky (Jody) Mims of Rogersville, TN; granddaughters Kayla and Michelle; grandsons Justin and Damian; great-granddaughters Lydia and Khaleasi; and great grandson Trynten. He is also survived by his step-son Geoff (Lisa) Atwell of Bennett, CO and step-daughter Pam Atwell of Abingdon, VA; and step-grandchildren Nick, Emily, Zach, Brandon and Katelyn.
A graveside service will be 11:00 A.M. EST Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Oakhill Memorial Park in Kingsport, TN.
Please leave online condolences at www.jenningsandayers.com Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home and Cremation, 820 S. Church Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 615-893-2422