65 year old Billy Ray Atnip of Smithville died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was retired from the City of Smithville as a Sanitation truck driver. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from noon until 3:00 p.m. Atnip was preceded in death by his parents, Ezra and Charlie Mae Braswell Atnip; a step-daughter, Shannon Mai Goad; and a nephew, Terry Atnip. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Atnip of Smithville. Daughters, Carolyn Marie Swindell of Smithville, Walisha and husband Wayne Selby of Bon Air, and Vicky Watson of Pikeville. Step-children, Don Michael Goad, Jr. of Rockwood, Bobby Ray Goad of Pikeville, and Linda Garrison of Mount Juliet. Twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Two brothers, E.J. and wife Virginia Atnip of Silver Point and Lamar T, Redmon of Florida. Three sisters, Helen Fay Cantrell, Ellen Mai Moore, and Beverly Doreta Crips all of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses in memory of Billy.
Billy Ray Atnip
Feb 6 2013