Billy James Sansom

By  | August 5, 2022 | Filed under: Moore Cortner FH, Obituaries

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Billy James Sansom, age 85 of Decherd, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at The Waters of Winchester. Billy was born on February 14, 1937, just down the road from where he spent the majority of his childhood and all of his adult years. He was the only child of James and Odess (Landers) Sansom, who precede him in death. Billy retired as an engineer with CSX Railroad after thirty-one years of service. During that time, he worked the main line that ran from Nashville to Chattanooga and ended his career in Cowan as a diesel pusher helping trains make it over Sewanee Mountain into Sherwood. Billy and his wife, Becky, enjoyed spending their time traveling in their motorhome. Along the way, they met many people and made long lasting friendships. He also enjoyed playing a good game of Rook, even if it lasted late into the night. Although he never had children of his own, he loved his fur babies Paco, Coco, and Bubba. Billy is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Becky (Vann) Sansom; stepson, Jeff (Ruth) Minor; step grandchildren, Jordon Minor and Katie (Jerry) Walter; five step great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Rev. Thomas Vann; several cousins; special friends, Tim (Melissa) Gilliam and Joe Dale Little; and beloved fur baby, Bubba. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022 from 5pm until 8pm at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 3:00pm in the chapel of Moore Cortner Funeral Home with Bro. Tony King and Rev. Thomas Vann officiating. Interment will be held at Mt. Garner Cemetery with Tim Gilliam, Jeff Gilliam, Ryan Gilliam, Joe Dale Little, Ken Mildton, and Hank Keith serving a pallbearers. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home 300 1st Ave, NW Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222

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