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May 31, 1941 – Oct. 10, 2022

Mr. Willie Joe Heartsill “Billy Joe,” 81 years old, passed away at his home Monday night, Oct. 10, 2022.

Mr. Heartsill was born in Greenville and had been a longtime resident of Greenville. He was a retired mechanic and was an avid hunter. He enjoyed life and being with people. He lived life to the fullest. He loved his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents: father, Joe Hiram Heartsill and his mother, Rebie Griggers Heartsill; brother, Nathan Hiram Heartsill; and two sisters, Mary Ann Mitchell and Doris Coker.

He is survived by his wife, Melvia Jean Cumbie Heartsill; son, Travis (Janet) Heartsill; daughter, Valerie Heartsill McLain; brother, Donnie Heartsill; sister, Judy Boswell; granddaughter, Harper Lea Heartsill Simmons (Cameron); great granddaughter, Emberlea Kamryn Simmons; two step grandchildren, Anne Blake Langford and Matthew Langford (Anne Claire); stepson, Matt Langford (Ashley); a special son-in-law, Tony McLain. A special thank you is sent to Danny Bond, Butler County Sheriff.

The family will received friends on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 1 p.m. until the celebration of Billy Joe’s life which will began at 2 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Georgiana. Matthew Langford officiated. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Pall Bearers were Chuck Cain, Jeff Cain, Joey Wells, Gray Vinson, Darren Bryan, and Stephen Croley.

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