Donald Hunter Bills

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Donald Hunter Bills

Donald Hunter Bills was born on December 5th, 1931, and died at his home in Normandy, Tenn., on May 25, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his parents Newton Hunter Bills and Ruby Lee Crutcher Bills; and one grandchild, Samuel McKibben Bills; and his wife, Ellen Ledford Bills, who died on January 8th, 2014.

He is survived by three children, Stephen Hunter and Margaret Proffitt Bills of Tullahoma, Tenn., Norman Kyle and Nadine Graves Bills of Franklin, Tenn.,and Lee Anne and Jerry Potts of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren, Patrick Hunter Bills (Deborah) of Dallas, Texas, Nathaniel Ledford Bills (Jenni) of Tullahoma, Tenn., Margaret Ellen McKinzie (Greg) of Pasadena, Calif., Collin Crutcher Bills (Kristin) of Memphis, Tennessee, Kathryn Frances Bills of Memphis, Matthew Kyle Bills (Jane) of Franklin, Tenn., Anthony Collin Bills (Kelci) of Franklin, Tenn., Leah Nadine Murphree (Luke) of Atlanta, Ga., Lesley Kara Dye of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Joseph Clint Daniel of Chattanooga; 19 great-grandchildren; one brother, Sam Bills and his wife Nancy of Knoxville; and one sister, Patricia Clark and her husband Dave of Huntsville, Ala.; sister-in-law, Ann Hardison of Franklin, Tenn.; and multiple nieces and nephews.

Don retired from AEDC and then, with his wife, sold antiques at Ellen's Antiques and Things. He was a member of the church of Christ at Cedar Lane.

In his early years, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. In his later years, he was a sports enthusiast.

Throughout his life, he supported his children and was also a supportive husband to a chronically ill wife and gave his own health for her. Visitation was Thursday, May 28, 2015, from 4-6 p.m. at the church of Christ at Cedar Lane with the funeral service following. Service officiates were Pat and Nathan Bills.

A private interment follows on Friday, May 29, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to C.U.D.A., which funds children's libraries for the poor in Arequipa, Peru or the missions fund of the church of Christ at Cedar Lane.

Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.