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William "Billy" Lester Johns

March 25, 1930 ~ March 19, 2021 (age 90)

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Obituary

Mr. William Lester “Billy” Johns, age 90, of Franklin, KY, passed away on Friday, March 19th, 2021 at 4:50 PM at the Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 21st, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory.  Visitation will continue on Monday, March 22nd, 2021 from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory will burial to follow in Prices Mill Cemetery in Simpson County, KY.

Billy was born on March 25th, 1930 in Simpson County, KY to the late Henry Lester Johns and the late Vercie Lawrence Johns. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Thelma Johns; 3 children, Judy Cothern of Franklin, KY, Linda Perdue of Franklin, KY and Jim Bill Johns (Connie) of Franklin, KY; 5 grandchildren, Cathy Cothern, Leslie Alford, Jamie Cummings, Brock Perdue and Haley Stagner; 10 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; 1 brother, Lawrence Johns of Franklin, KY; 2 sisters, Martha Moody of Bowling Green, KY and Ida Ruth Marrillia of Lanesville, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

Billy was a Baptist.  He was the owner/operator of Johns’ Farms.  Billy loved the land.  He was a member of the Coon Hunter’s Club, the National Truck Puller’s Association and the Rylan’s Liars Club.  Billy was the Mayor of Coffee Bottom.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy are to be made to the Hospice House of Southern Kentucky, 5872 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104 or to Providence Baptist Church, 7536 Springfield Road, Franklin, KY 42134.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
March 21, 2021

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
325 West Cedar Street
Franklin, KY 42134

Visitation
Monday
March 22, 2021

6:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
325 West Cedar Street
Franklin, KY 42134

Funeral Service
Monday
March 22, 2021

2:00 PM
Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
325 West Cedar Street
Franklin, KY 42134

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