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William "Billy" Lemmon

February 2, 2024

William "Billy" Lemmon Obituary

William James Lemmon, 72, of Winnsboro, SC, died on February 2nd 2024.

He was born in Columbia, SC in 1951 to Joe Howell Lemmon and Fay Ariail Lemmon.  He grew up in Winnsboro where he helped his father with his tombstone business.

Billy attended the University of South Carolina before selling insurance for Jefferson Pilot for 26 years.  He later went on to work for the South Carolina Department of Insurance, where he retired.

Billy is survived by his wife Debbie of 33 years, his brother Joe (Donna), his son Will (Jordan) and his granddaughter Jane.  He was preceded in death by his first wife Jane and his sister Betty Jo.

He was an elder as well as a Sunday school teacher at Lebanon Presbyterian Church.

Billy achieved the rank of Eagle scout with the Boy Scouts of America.

Everyone who knew Billy, knew how much he loved amateur radio.  He used the hobby to participate in several emergency drills providing communication in the event of a disaster and was a volunteer examiner for the Amatuer Radio Relay League.  He would talk to his friends every day on the radio while driving to and from work and was a member of both the Columbia and Palmetto Amateur radio clubs.  

There will be a private burial followed by a public funeral service at 11:00am Saturday, February 10th at Lebanon Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends after the service in the fellowship hall. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Billy's memory to Lebanon Presbyterian Church, Heart of Hospice, or the Alzheimer's Association of South Carolina.  


 

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Services

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 10, 2024

11:00 AM
Lebanon Presbyterian Church
8002 Newberry Road
Winnsboro, SC 29180

Donations

Lebanon Presbyterian Church
8002 Newberry Road, Winnsboro SC 29180

Alzheimer's Association of South Carolina
Attn: SC Gift Processing, 4600 Park Road, Ste 250 Charlotte, NC 28209, Charlotte NC 28209

Heart of Hospice
7 Technology Circle Suite 200, Columbia SC 29203

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