William Florence

William Clayton "Billy" Florence

Thursday May 22, 1952 - Saturday July 6, 2019
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William Clayton “Billy” Florence, of Mt. Sterling, formerly of Little Rock, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at St. Joseph Hospital, with his family by his side, having attained the age of 67. Billy was born on May 22, 1952 in Bourbon County, the son of the late Ira Clayton “Sweet Pea” and Betty Hinkle Florence. He was a retired farmer, an avid hunter, fisherman, former Chief of Little Rock Volunteer Fire Department, and member of Peyton’s Lick Christian Church, having been baptized on July 22, 2014. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Florence Cook.

Surviving is his wife, Willa Jones Florence, of Mt. Sterling; their children, Jeanna (Arick) Abney of Mt. Vernon, Brad Florence of Indiana, and Julie Florence-Tamayo of North Middletown. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, Kalynn, Isaiah and Gareth Holbrook of Painstville, Aricka Abney of Mt. Vernon, Abby, Tatiana, Jon-Carlos Tamayo and Montgomery Fryman of North Middletown. Also surviving is a sister, Mary Allen Hedges of Paris and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service for William Clayton “Billy” Florence will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home with Rev. Chuck Perry officiating. Interment will follow in North Middletown Cemetery with casket bearers being Kevin Bentley, Davey Asbury, Charlie DeAtley, Tyler Havens and Nathan Graves. Honorary bearers are Carl McGlone, Joe Parker, Tony Gaines, Rex Rawlings, Satch Brown, Paul Lyons, Rufus Hartmann, Jr., and Clinton Graves.

The visitation will be on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday July 9, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday July 9, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Hinton-Turner Funeral Home
    526 Pleasant Street
    PARIS, KY 40361
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  • Service

    Wednesday July 10, 2019 |
    Wednesday July 10, 2019
    Hinton-Turner Funeral Home
    526 Pleasant Street
    PARIS, KY 40361
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Chuck Perry
  • Interment

    North Middletown Cemetery
    Thatchers Mill Road
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Posted at 01:31pm
Our love and prayers are with you Willa. So deeply sorry. Love Judy Allgeier and Jenny Skaggs
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James Johnson

Posted at 08:14pm
Prayers for Brad, Julie and family. I haven’t seen you guys in years but your in my thoughts. Billy was a really good guy that I thought a lot of.

Jill Jarrell

Posted at 06:53pm
With loving memories of Billy. (Oh, the stories he told!)
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Billy Jolly

Posted at 01:34pm
He was a darn good man with lots of friends he will be missed.

Danny Burford

Posted at 01:34pm
Sorry for Your Loss May God Give You Strength and Understanding During This Time God Bless You All. Danny Burford

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