Billy Lynn Wallace, 65, peacefully went to be with the Lord, surrounded by his loved ones, Friday, October 1, 2021 at FirstHealth Hospice House.

Billy worked as a doffer at Springs Industries for 23 years and Lancer Inc for 18 years.  He loved being outside and enjoyed activities with his grandson.  He was a kind, humble and hard working man.  Billy loved his wife Kathy, son Joshua and grandson Joseph, very much.  He was a faithful provider, a man proud of his family, who loved the Lord. He was a son of the late Newton Coy and Betty Butler Wallace and was preceded in death by brothers: Donald, David and Roy Wallace. 

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kathy; son: Joshua Wallace; grandson Joseph Wallace;  brothers: Johnny Wallace and his wife Gail, Chris Wallace and his wife Pam, many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Graveside services will be held at Boone Family Cemetery, 1:00 PM, Friday,  October 8, 2021 with the Reverend Kenneth Bouldin officiating.

Kennedy Funeral home is honored to serve the Wallace family.

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Memories Timeline


  1. Billy and I grew up close to each other as neighbors. He, me and my brother,,Kenneth were like brothers .Lots of good memories. Kathy, you and family are in my thoughts and Prayers !!

  2. I worked with Billy a few years at lancer boy did we had a lot of of good times.we all that worked with Billy will truly miss him.i hate it so bad for the loss for the family.he had a good heart.he blessed us all.we love you billy.may the Lord be with his family.

  3. I just want to say I thought the world of Billy. Not only was he my cousin, but
    he was also a dear friend.
    I know he will be missed by all who knew him.

    Prayers for all the family.
    Kenneth and Teresa Bouldin

  4. I had the privilege of working with Billy for the last 18 years. Billy was a big help, and encouragement to me. He was always ready to help, and never complained and always had kind words for everyone around him. He will be greatly missed by everyone that worked with him at Lancer. Also he loved to tell stories about the things that he had done with his grandson. Kathy and family, me and my family will be praying for you all.

  5. My friendship with Billy spans 50 years or more. In school together we were close at times. Our paths separated but I always loved him and thought of our friendship often. He was always concerned about others . He loved his family and is reunited with those who have gone on before him. May God bless his family and cradle them in His loving arms in their grief and in the days to come. We love you. Bruce and Kim Williams

  6. Billy was a good friend that I got to know by working with him at Lancer. He will be missed but also remembered for the nice person that he was. So sorry for your loss.

  7. Sorry to hear about cousin Billy😢 . No more suffering or pain. He is with other family members now in heaven. Praying for all his family that they will be comforted in the coming days 🙏 .

  8. I was so very sorry to hear about Billy’s passing. He was such a kind person. Kathy I love you and I’m here is you need me. ……Jeany

  9. Loss of another first cousin in less than 2 months leaves a big hole in my heart ♥️ We had many fun times growing up ✝️Love and prayers for Kathy and family during this very difficult time. Praying God’s peace for each of you 💙🙏✝️🎶

  10. Kathy, Joshua and Joseph,

    Please accept our condolences for your loss. Well, there’s no greater 1st cousin in all the world than Billy Wallace. On August 24, 1968 on Saturday night Billy invited me to a revival meeting at Beulah Baptist Church where I came to know the Lord as my personal Savior. A few years later God called me to preach the Gospel. After being licensed and graduating from Tennessee Temple University I was ordained into the ministry. And for 45 years I have tried, by God’s grace,to remain faithful to my calling. I have ministered in 32 states and 3 different countries. From preaching in jails & prisons, nursing homes & senior centers, youth and revival meetings, serving as youth pastor and Senior Pastor, Christian broadcaster and associate pastor, songleader and school teacher. Presently I am working full time as an AL licensed funeral director, pastoring a church, keeping up with additional speaking engagements, trying to be a good husband (the last 46 years),a great Dad (the last 43 years),an encouraging father in law (the last 20 years), a happy “Pappy” to 5, (the last 17 years) and thanks to your dear Billy, a Christian (the last 53 years). Thank you. Andrew brought his brother Peter to Christ and my first cousin Billy brought this lost teenager to church where he met Christ. My few heavenly rewards will be no match for my “Andrew Brother” Billy Wallace, that he has already received. Kathy, please let your son Joshua know what a great dad he had, and Joseph for what a special grandad he had. I am forever indebted to your loved one, and God only knows where I’d be had it not been for his courage and kindness. Please know you are in our prayers and forever remain in our heart.

    Rev. L. Dale Butler

    From one grateful man

  11. There is no greater person or friend than Billy. Worked with him at Springs. He was really a good employee & worked hard. He always mentioned Kathy, his son & grandson when I would talk to him. Our loss is Heavens gain.

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