William Ross “Bill”
Huckabey, 64, a lifelong resident of Athens, passed away on Friday morning, July 5, 2019, at his home. He was born on April 26, 1955, a son of the late Ray and Clara Huckabey. Bill was of the Baptist faith and a member of Stephensville Baptist Church. He was retired from the City of Athens after 25-plus years. Bill enjoyed fishing and working on older cars and trucks. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his only son, Joseph Ray Huckabey; sister, Diane Huckabey Harris; and brother, Jerry Huckabey. Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife, Patsy Stafford Huckabey; five grandchildren, Joseph Tyler Ray Huckabey, Kevin Huckabey, Lexis Huckabey, Dezaray Huckabey and Hannah Gray; two brothers, Mike Huckabey (Betty) and Allen Huckabey (Grace); and numerous other extended family members and a host of special friends. A celebration of his life is planned for Tuesday, July 9, at 7 p.m., in the chapel of Companion Funeral Home, located at 400 South White Street in Athens, with the Rev. James Morgan officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. service time at the funeral home. The family will gather on Wednesday morning, July 10, at 11 a.m., at McMinn Memory Gardens for the interment and committal service. Share a memory of Bill and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com Companion Funeral Home of Athens is honored to assist his family with these arrangements.