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Billy Hugh Link

February 13, 1946 — August 25, 2017

Surrounded by his family and friends Mr. William Hugh Link (Billy Hugh), 71 of New Johnsonville, TN passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at his home in New Johnsonville, TN. Billy Hugh was born on February 13, 1946 to Hugh and Rebecca Shofner Link in Nashville, TN. He attended Fairview and Lakeview Elementary in New Johnsonville and graduated with Class of ’64 as “Most Athletic” at Waverly Central High in Waverly, TN. Employed with E.I. DuPont de Nemours, New Johnsonville, TN, retiring as operator-mechanic after 47 years of dedicated service (1965-2012). Billy Hugh served six years in the Tennessee National Guard.On June 6, 1976 Billy Hugh and Shirley Bass were united in marriage, being blessed to 41 years of loving marriage. From the marriage, they were more blessed to have their beautiful daughter, Becca Marie Link Little. Upon meeting Billy Hugh you would know that he was a “TRUE DEMOCRAT”.Billy Hugh was a member of First United Methodist Church in Waverly, TN. He served 20 years as Humphreys County Commissioner representing the 4th district. At the time of his death, he was serving on the Humphreys County Election Commission.Funeral Services for Billy Hugh will be conducted on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of Luff-Bowen-Bowen Funeral Home in Waverly, TN with Pastor Thad Collier officiating. Interment will follow J. Warren Cemetery in New Johnsonville, TN. Visitation with the family will be on Friday, September 1, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service.  Billy Hugh is survived by: Loving Wife, ShirleyDaughter & Husband, Becca and David Little, McEwen, TNCherished Grandson, Henry Link Little, McEwen, TNDaughter, Leslie Ann Link, Waverly, TNSister and Husband, Linda and Jim Elmore, Knoxville, TNAunt, Doris Link Charles, Nashville, TNNephew, Link (Karen) Elmore, Abington, VA Nieces, Lynn (Mark) Whitehead, Knoxville, TN  Amy (David) Kelley, Knoxville, TN Heather (Jacob) Boyd Lenoir City, TNCousins, LeAnn (Jim) Brasfield, Waverly, TN Becky Shanks, Franklin, TN Becky Shofner, New Mexico John (Carol) Link, LaGrange, GA Bill (Penny) Link, Orlando FL Ryan (Anne-Marie) Hollis, Waverly, TN Blake (Taylor) Hollis, Burns, TN Rory (Shelley) Shanks, Eagleville, TN Marvann (Thomas) Baker, Primm Springs, TNMany loving Great-Nieces and NephewsJacqueline Stewart Bass, wife of Miller Bass, Waverly, TNHonorable Family Member, Major, Boston Terrier (riding pal) Preceded by his: Parents, Hugh and Rebecca (Bec) LinkAunt, Neva (Bob) McCraryUncle, Alden (Margaret) Shofner Father- and Mother-in-Law, Miller and Marie BassBrother-In-Law, Buddy BassCousin, Bill ShanksServing as Active Pallbearers:Jim ElmoreLink ElmoreTony WigginsJohnny AbramsonConnor GunnRyan HollisBlake HollisRory ShanksIn lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Waverly United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.
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