Billy Ray Kilgore


April 01, 1939 - May 19, 2019

Billy Ray Kilgore, 80, of Jasper, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019 at his residence.

The family received friends Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at noon at Edgil Grove Baptist Church and funeral services followed at 2 p.m. Burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. David Miller and Hancel Cox officiated.

Mr. Kilgore worked at Marylee No. 1 mines and as a young man he worked many years as a brick mason in Jasper and Birmingham. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping and fishing. He also enjoyed coon hunting, raising cattle, a good deal and time spent in his garden.

Mr. Kilgore was preceded in death by his parents, Johnie Kilgore and Clearcie Woods Kilgore; brothers, Kelcie Kilgore, Norman Kilgore and P.C. Kilgore; sisters, Grovie Sherer, Meady Alexander, Ruby Kilgore, Verna Mae Nicholas and Bama Kilgore.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Jo Garrigan Kilgore; daughters, Brenda Dix (Mike) and Karen Scott (Mike); sons, Doug Kilgore and Shannon Kilgore (Melody); sister, Gay Freeman; brother, Walter Kilgore; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many, many friends and family.

Pallbearers were Brendan Dix, Hunter Forrester, Brady Isbell, Heath Richards, Alex Robbins and Luke Barnett.

Honorary Pallbearers were Harrison Kilgore, Whitt Kilgore and Emory Kilgore.

Special thanks to Alacare Hospice, Robert Breckenridge, Bob Burton, Charlotte Manning, and all of the friends and family that have supported us.

Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571