Billy R. Comer, 81

Born June 6, 1931, in Wilson County, Mr. Comer was the son of the late Herman and Nannie Rushing Comer Sr. A lifelong farmer, having sold gates and panels to area farmers for many years, he also worked as a surveyor for the Tennessee Department of Transportation, and later as supervisor for the Wilson County School Bus Garage.

He served as a Wilson County Commissioner from 1962-1978, and was a member of the Bartons Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, J. Dean Mann Comer, who died Jan. 7, 2012; sister Sarah Comer and a brother, Sam David Comer.

He is survived by three sons Jimmy Comer, Carl Comer and Joe Comer; six grandchildren Jessica (Luke) Parham, Kelly Comer, Alex Comer, Sydney Comer, Houston Comer and Abigail Comer; and a brother Herman Comer Jr.

Pallbearers: Stanley Everett, Dr. Phillip Kinslow, Houston Comer, Ray David Comer, Alex Comer, Melvin Sloan and Donald Rowland.

Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.