Billy Ray Tims, age 88, of Atlanta, Texas, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, January 25, 2022, in a local nursing home. He was born June 4, 1933 in Bivins, Texas to Charlie and Louella Tims. Billy was a member of Bethsaida “Y” Baptist Church and Port Lavaca Masonic Lodge # 36. He was a welder by trade and loved to stay busy. Billy enjoyed playing dominoes, fishing and golfing and gave everyone a nickname.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; five sisters; one daughter, Dorothy Moore; grandson, Heath Tims; great granddaughter, Avery Shirhall; and great grandson, Landon Peeples.
Billy is survived by his wife of 69 years, Tommye Tims of Atlanta, Texas; three sons, Bobby Tims and wife Diane of Midwest City, Oklahoma, Keith Tims and wife Vonnette of Wills Point, Texas, Jeffery “B.B.” Tims and wife Rhonda of Mena, Arkansas; one daughter, Donna Shirhall of Atlanta, Texas; thirteen grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 3, 2022, in the Hanner Funeral Service Chapel.
Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at Hanner Funeral Service.
Interment will be in Zion Hill Cemetery, Linden, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Zion Hill Cemetery Association, 867 County Road 1758, Linden, Texas 75563.