Billy Joe Wolaver, Sr.
December 8, 1941 -
February 6, 2019

Visitation

February 10, 2019
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Service 

February 10, 2019
3:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Billy Joe Wolaver, Sr., age 77, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 3 PM on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Graves officiating. Burial will follow in Lincoln Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held at 12 PM until time of service at 3 PM on Sunday.

Mr. Wolaver was born on December 8, 1941 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Alma Payne Wolaver and William Madison Wolaver, Jr. He owned W&H Sheet Metal since 1967. He was a member of Vanntown Baptist Church. He was well known for his horsemanship with quarter horses in barrel racing and pole bending. Mr. Wolaver passed away on February 6, 2019 at his residence.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Sandy Wolaver; sons, Joey (Jennifer) Wolaver and Jamie (Shawn) Wolaver all of Fayetteville, TN; grandchildren, Lee Wolaver, Shelby (Heath) Thomas, Jessica Delap, Robbie Wolaver, Ty Wolaver, Taylor Wolaver, Alyssa Thompson, and Sadie Wolaver; three great-grandchildren; and siblings, Clarence (Becky) Wolaver, Carol Ann (Paul) Shelton, and Jimmy (Oneita) Wolaver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Jana Michelle Wolaver.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vanntown Baptist Church Building Fund, 45 N Vanntown School Rd, Flintville, TN 37335. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Billy Joe Wolaver.

Video Services

35 Comments

  1. Brenda Burns

    Sandy and Family ,So very sorry for your Loss.May God wrap his arms around each of you.Heaven has gained another Angel.Love and Prayers to you all .Brenda & Joe Burns and Mattie Mae Barnes Sawyer

    Reply
  2. Rusty and Holly Sisk

    To all of the family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our prayers. May God comfort you all during this difficult time.

    Reply
  3. Brenda Wright-Marty and husband Phil

    To The Family
    So sorry for your loss. Billy Joe was liked by all and was a very fair businessman. It has been a pleasure know him and Sandy at Vann Town Baptist Church. He will be missed!
    Phil and Brenda Marty

    Reply
  4. Anita Ground

    Joey and family, we were very sorry to hear of the passing of you father. Our hearts are with you at this trying time.
    With love
    Larry and Anita Ground

    Reply
  5. Gary Gault

    Miss Sandy I am so sorry to here of Billy Joe passing I have known Billy
    since High School He was a good and honest man and will be missed by everyone that knew him you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  6. Ronnie & Faye Locke

    Sorry to hear of Billy Joe’s passing. He will
    be missed by all, our prayers are with Sandy and the family

    Reply
  7. Dennis and Marie Caldwell

    Sandy and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Billy Joe passing. He will be missed by many. Prayers for you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  8. Boone Walker

    So sorry for your loss. Billy Joe was a good man and enjoyed being his TM. He was a pleasure to do business with. You the family are in my prayers and my thoughts. He will be missed. Lord watch over this FAMILY AMEN

    Reply
  9. carla stovall

    I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. Wolaver, Keeping each of you in my prayers.

    Reply
  10. Tony and Lereca Swinford

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Billy Joe was a sweet man and a hard working man.

    Reply
  11. Mary Milstead Clay

    Taylor and Jamie, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I’ll be praying for your family.

    Reply
  12. Judy Stafford

    My prayers and thoughts are with you. Billy Joe was a kind hardworking honest man he and his family have worked at my home many times always a gentleman.

    Reply
  13. Diane Clark

    Mr Wolaver was a hard working man that you could always depend on. He always came promptly as promised and I could always trust his work.
    Prayers for the loss of such a kind soul.

    Reply
  14. Linda Diane Clark

    Mr Wolaver was a hard working man that you could always depend on. He always came promptly as promised and I could always trust his work.
    Prayers for the loss of such a kind soul.

    Reply
  15. Billy Gray

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts

    Reply
  16. Crissy @ Fpu

    So sorry to hear about Mr Billy Joe. Ms Sandy I enjoyed many years working with y’all. Praying for you and the Wolaver.

    Reply
  17. Lance Wallace

    Sandy, Joey, and Jamie,
    Shirley and I want to express our deepest sympathy to all the family for your loss. Billy Joe was without a doubt one of the most honest and dependable men I have ever known. I feel truely blessed to have had the pleasure of doing business with him for many years. He will be missed. You are all in our prayers.

    Reply
  18. LeAnne English Keller

    Mrs. Sandy, Joey and Jamie I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Prayers from myself and my family. I will always remember sharing my birthday with Mr. Billy Joe and his love for Fly. He made me love pole bending. I only beat him once and I cherish the moment he told me good run because he was the king of poles to me. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed because they dont make them like him anymore!

    Reply
  19. Crissy M @ FPU

    So sorry to ear about Mr Billy Joe! I always enjoyed working with him and Ms Sandy!! Sending prayers for you and the family.

    Reply
  20. Gary Thompson

    Jamie and all the fa8mily. We are so sorry at hearing of the passing of Billy Joe. He was always so kind to me when I have dealt with him both for work at home or even some elsewhere! You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Gary & Jo Ann Thompson

    Reply
  21. Jill and Jim Roark

    Joey,
    Our condolences on the passing of of your father. We will keep you and the family in our prayers. May the Lord ease your heartache as you prepare to celebrate a life well lived.

    Reply
  22. Hayworths and Paynes

    We are saddened to hear of Billy Joe’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to his family. With Love,
    Randy and Cindy Hayworth
    Mike and Kelly Payne
    David Payne

    Reply
  23. Gay Parsley

    Joe and I want to send our Condolences on Billy Joe’s passing. We always enjoyed his visits at the store; he certainly was a genuine, hardworking, and good man in the community. May God comfort all the family during this difficult time.

    Reply
  24. Vicki Wade

    Dear Joey and family,
    Mr. Wolaver was one of the kindest and most hardworking men I’ve ever known. He will be missed. Heaven has gained an incredible soul.

    Reply
  25. Kim McWhirter

    Praying for this family during your loss. I’m so sorry.

    Reply
  26. Kim Crsbtree

    To All The Famy

    So sorry for your loss praying for all of you.

    Reply
  27. Jim Black

    Oh, I’m so sorry to hear this Joey & Jennifer! Blessings & prayers for your whole family in this loss. May God bless you and give you comfort thru this difficult time.

    Reply
  28. Team Air Distributing, Inc.

    It has always been a true pleasure doing business with Billy Joe and the entire Wolaver Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

    Reply
  29. Norma Wright

    Tommy and I send our prayers and thoughts for the loss of Billy Joe. He was such a wonderful man and has left many memories that will be cherished for years.

    Reply
  30. Kay Brewer

    Billy Joe and Sandy were always some of my favorite people. So sorry.

    Reply
  31. Peggy Armstrong Coleman

    Sandy,
    Sorry to hear about your loss. I did not know Billy Joe but have heard only good things about him. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  32. Leon and Beverly Pierce

    Prayers and Condolences to Billy Joe’s family. I’ve been honored to know and do business with since I moved to lLincoln County in 1984.

    Reply
  33. Heather Hamlin Brown

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your dad Joey. You, Jennifer and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  34. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    To the Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Billy Joe was a good and honest businessman and friend throughout the years. You will be in our prayers.

    Reply
  35. Karen Gilliam

    I am so very sorry to learn of Billy Joe’s passing. I have done business with him for over 50 years. I found him to be a man of honor and integrity. He did what he said he’d do. My sincere condolences to his family. He will be sorely missed.

    Reply

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35 Comments

  1. Brenda Burns

    Sandy and Family ,So very sorry for your Loss.May God wrap his arms around each of you.Heaven has gained another Angel.Love and Prayers to you all .Brenda & Joe Burns and Mattie Mae Barnes Sawyer

    Reply
  2. Rusty and Holly Sisk

    To all of the family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our prayers. May God comfort you all during this difficult time.

    Reply
  3. Brenda Wright-Marty and husband Phil

    To The Family
    So sorry for your loss. Billy Joe was liked by all and was a very fair businessman. It has been a pleasure know him and Sandy at Vann Town Baptist Church. He will be missed!
    Phil and Brenda Marty

    Reply
  4. Anita Ground

    Joey and family, we were very sorry to hear of the passing of you father. Our hearts are with you at this trying time.
    With love
    Larry and Anita Ground

    Reply
  5. Gary Gault

    Miss Sandy I am so sorry to here of Billy Joe passing I have known Billy
    since High School He was a good and honest man and will be missed by everyone that knew him you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  6. Ronnie & Faye Locke

    Sorry to hear of Billy Joe’s passing. He will
    be missed by all, our prayers are with Sandy and the family

    Reply
  7. Dennis and Marie Caldwell

    Sandy and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Billy Joe passing. He will be missed by many. Prayers for you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  8. Boone Walker

    So sorry for your loss. Billy Joe was a good man and enjoyed being his TM. He was a pleasure to do business with. You the family are in my prayers and my thoughts. He will be missed. Lord watch over this FAMILY AMEN

    Reply
  9. carla stovall

    I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. Wolaver, Keeping each of you in my prayers.

    Reply
  10. Tony and Lereca Swinford

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Billy Joe was a sweet man and a hard working man.

    Reply
  11. Mary Milstead Clay

    Taylor and Jamie, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I’ll be praying for your family.

    Reply
  12. Judy Stafford

    My prayers and thoughts are with you. Billy Joe was a kind hardworking honest man he and his family have worked at my home many times always a gentleman.

    Reply
  13. Diane Clark

    Mr Wolaver was a hard working man that you could always depend on. He always came promptly as promised and I could always trust his work.
    Prayers for the loss of such a kind soul.

    Reply
  14. Linda Diane Clark

    Mr Wolaver was a hard working man that you could always depend on. He always came promptly as promised and I could always trust his work.
    Prayers for the loss of such a kind soul.

    Reply
  15. Billy Gray

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts

    Reply
  16. Crissy @ Fpu

    So sorry to hear about Mr Billy Joe. Ms Sandy I enjoyed many years working with y’all. Praying for you and the Wolaver.

    Reply
  17. Lance Wallace

    Sandy, Joey, and Jamie,
    Shirley and I want to express our deepest sympathy to all the family for your loss. Billy Joe was without a doubt one of the most honest and dependable men I have ever known. I feel truely blessed to have had the pleasure of doing business with him for many years. He will be missed. You are all in our prayers.

    Reply
  18. LeAnne English Keller

    Mrs. Sandy, Joey and Jamie I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Prayers from myself and my family. I will always remember sharing my birthday with Mr. Billy Joe and his love for Fly. He made me love pole bending. I only beat him once and I cherish the moment he told me good run because he was the king of poles to me. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed because they dont make them like him anymore!

    Reply
  19. Crissy M @ FPU

    So sorry to ear about Mr Billy Joe! I always enjoyed working with him and Ms Sandy!! Sending prayers for you and the family.

    Reply
  20. Gary Thompson

    Jamie and all the fa8mily. We are so sorry at hearing of the passing of Billy Joe. He was always so kind to me when I have dealt with him both for work at home or even some elsewhere! You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Gary & Jo Ann Thompson

    Reply
  21. Jill and Jim Roark

    Joey,
    Our condolences on the passing of of your father. We will keep you and the family in our prayers. May the Lord ease your heartache as you prepare to celebrate a life well lived.

    Reply
  22. Hayworths and Paynes

    We are saddened to hear of Billy Joe’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to his family. With Love,
    Randy and Cindy Hayworth
    Mike and Kelly Payne
    David Payne

    Reply
  23. Gay Parsley

    Joe and I want to send our Condolences on Billy Joe’s passing. We always enjoyed his visits at the store; he certainly was a genuine, hardworking, and good man in the community. May God comfort all the family during this difficult time.

    Reply
  24. Vicki Wade

    Dear Joey and family,
    Mr. Wolaver was one of the kindest and most hardworking men I’ve ever known. He will be missed. Heaven has gained an incredible soul.

    Reply
  25. Kim McWhirter

    Praying for this family during your loss. I’m so sorry.

    Reply
  26. Kim Crsbtree

    To All The Famy

    So sorry for your loss praying for all of you.

    Reply
  27. Jim Black

    Oh, I’m so sorry to hear this Joey & Jennifer! Blessings & prayers for your whole family in this loss. May God bless you and give you comfort thru this difficult time.

    Reply
  28. Team Air Distributing, Inc.

    It has always been a true pleasure doing business with Billy Joe and the entire Wolaver Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

    Reply
  29. Norma Wright

    Tommy and I send our prayers and thoughts for the loss of Billy Joe. He was such a wonderful man and has left many memories that will be cherished for years.

    Reply
  30. Kay Brewer

    Billy Joe and Sandy were always some of my favorite people. So sorry.

    Reply
  31. Peggy Armstrong Coleman

    Sandy,
    Sorry to hear about your loss. I did not know Billy Joe but have heard only good things about him. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  32. Leon and Beverly Pierce

    Prayers and Condolences to Billy Joe’s family. I’ve been honored to know and do business with since I moved to lLincoln County in 1984.

    Reply
  33. Heather Hamlin Brown

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your dad Joey. You, Jennifer and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  34. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    To the Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Billy Joe was a good and honest businessman and friend throughout the years. You will be in our prayers.

    Reply
  35. Karen Gilliam

    I am so very sorry to learn of Billy Joe’s passing. I have done business with him for over 50 years. I found him to be a man of honor and integrity. He did what he said he’d do. My sincere condolences to his family. He will be sorely missed.

    Reply

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