Billy Gene Maggard, 85, of Grayson went to be with his Lord Thursday, November 11, 2021 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Billy was born October 28, 1936 in Elliott County, KY a son of the late, Virgil and Shirley Walker Maggard. In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by a son, Robert Glen “Bob” Maggard; two brothers, Carl E. “Tony” Maggard and John Harold Maggard; and a sister, Betty McDavid.
Billy graduated from Elliott County High School and taught a half a year after graduating at Lion’s School in Elliott County. Billy retired from Armco Steel after 41 years of service. Billy attended Bruin Enterprise Baptist Church. Billy was a tobacco and cattle farmer and enjoyed spending time at the tobacco and cattle markets. Billy was an avid UK basketball and Cincinnati Reds fan.
Billy is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Helen Johnson Maggard; two daughters, Nancy Maggard of Bath County and Rena McDavid of Grayson; a great-grandson whom they raised as their son, Johnathan “Big Pal” Maggard; 2 grandchildren, Bobi Maggard and Shelly P’Simer; three great-grandchildren, Ashley Thompson, Katie P’Simer and Hunter P’Simer; two great-great-grandchildren, Serena Thompson and Kaiden Thompson; a sister, Judy Thompson of Flatwoods; a brother, David Maggard of Grayson.
Funeral services will be 2 pm Sunday November 14, 2021 at the Malone Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Porter officiating. Burial will follow in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 6-9 pm Saturday and after 12 noon Sunday until the service hour. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.malonefuneralhome.com
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