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Rev. Billy L. Trice

Rev. Billy L. Trice age 85 of Lebanon passed away March 18, 2019. A native of Wilson County, he was the only son of four children born to the late Roy and Mary Lou Bradley Trice.  He was a 1952 graduate of Lebanon High School where he played football.  A life-long farmer, he was a school bus driver for Wilson County and Lebanon Special District Schools for thirty-eight years.  He was an ordained Southern Baptist Minister having pastored three churches in Wilson County:  Linwood, seven and one half years; Fall Creek, twenty-seven and one half years; and interim at Southside one year. He was a member of Barton’s Creek Baptist Church.  He was a past director of Wilson County Farm Bureau and served on the Wilson County Commission during the 1960’s when the vote was taken to build a new Wilson County Court House on East Main Street.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, former Wilson County Register of Deeds, Margie Lea Trice; three sons:  Terry (Vicky) Trice, Tommy (Rachel) Trice, Tony (Deanna) Trice; eight grandchildren:  Ginger (Andy) Rowsey, Brad (Natalie) Trice, Beth (Jason) Bradshaw, Brandy (Brad) Hardin, Holly (Joey) Glisson, Amy Trice, Drake (Shelby) Trice, Drew Trice; seven great-grandchildren:  Leura and Eppie Rowsey, Tinsley Hardin, Brett, Ben and Brooks Trice, Lee Bradshaw; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by three sisters:  Mary Katherine Hicks, Edna Reed, Sue Comer.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 22, 2019, at 11 a.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Price, Rev. Charles McKnight and Rev. Jason Harlin officiating.  Interment – Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  Grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.  Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m. and Friday after 10 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements, www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Elaine Mount says:
    I am saddened to hear Bro Trice passed away. He has always been a kind gentle man and loved by so many who knew him. Prayers are with Margie and the whole family.
  2. Tilford Elkins says:
    Be sure to follow God’s commandments on how to become a Christian, and be prepared to meet brother Bill Trice in Heaven, for his smiling face will be one of the first you will meet when you get there. I shall miss him for only a short time until we meet again in that promised land. Be comforted family.
  3. To be a member of a church Brother Trice pastored was to be loved and ministered to unconditionally and without delay. May his love for Jesus and the values he embraced live on in each of us he touched so genuinely. Prayers for his precious family.
  4. Comer/Anne Donnell says:
    We will remember Brother Trice as man of outstanding good character and compassion. It was always a blessing to see him.
  5. Mabel says:
    He was such a joy to have in class. He will be greatly missed by all of us.
  6. Rev. William C. York says:
    Sadden to hear of Bro. Billy passing and I wish the family our love. He was a great man of God and will be missed greatly.
  7. Shawn Frick says:
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Bro. Billy. My family and I first met him at Saulsbury Baptist when he was a visiting pastor. We love both he and his wife and will surely miss him.
  8. Elaine Murray Rodgers Winfree says:
    Mrs.Margie and family……so saddened by your great loss. May the peace of God be with you all during this time. Heaven gained a fine gentleman.
  9. Burgess Grooms says:
    Terry and Tommy I am so sorry to hear about your dad passing. Prayers for both of you and your families.
  10. Tim and Courtney Halbert says:
    We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for you all!
  11. Joyce Griffin says:
    So sorry for your loss. Mr. Trice was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.