Billy Chitwood

Billy Eugene Chitwood

1940 - 2023

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Billy Eugene Chitwood died on July 10, 2023 of Malignant Stage 4 Cancer. Chitwood was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, brother in law, friend and veteran. Chitwood was born to Dan and Geneva Chitwood on March 29, 1940 in Fort Payne Alabama, worked for Tiners Radio and TV Shop until graduating from Dekalb High School ultimately joining the US Navy where he met and married his wife of 61years. Chitwood was a retired 21yr veteran of the US Navy serving his Country during both Korean and Vietnam Wars where he received two Meritorious Unit Commendations for his service while aboard the USS Midway and USS Ranger, later retiring in 1977. Chitwood, like his father, was a long-time member of the Masonic Lodge went on to work and retired from Walt Disney World in 2003. Chitwood enjoyed spending time with his family and friends usually fishing. He spent the last part of his life overlooking the Intercoastal Waterway in Sneads Ferry NC with his family. Chitwood is survived by his wife, Joyce Anne Dixon Chitwood, daughter, Crystal Victoria Lee Chitwood Rivers, grandson, Terrance Joseph Rivers, grand daughter Ashley Nicole Marie Oller, grandson, Charles Ray Rivers, great grandson Ryland Maddox Oller, sisters Dicie Chitwood Ashley and Naldia Chitwood Killough, daughter in law, Krista Leigh Rivers and sister in laws, Mary Lou Chitwood and Jackie Chitwood. Chitwood is preceded in death by his parents Daniel Cornelius Chitwood and Geneva Carroll Chitwood; brothers, Reuben C Chitwood, Hugh Dan Chitwood, Johnny Chitwood and Wallace J Chitwood; brother-in-law Carol Killough and sister-in-law Carolyn Chandler Chitwood 2023. Viewing will be held August 11, between 5-8PM at W.T. Wilsons Funeral Chapel, 2226 Shiloh Cir Rainsville AL. Services will be held on August 12, 2023 at 10AM at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Grove Oak AL. There will be a Military Graveside Service. Arrangements entrusted to W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.
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Memorial Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, August 11, 2023
W.T Wilson Funeral Chapel
2226 Shiloh Main Street
Rainsville, Alabama, United States

Memorial Service

10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday, August 12, 2023
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
17663 AL Hwy 227
Grove Oak, Alabama, United States
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