Mr. William Franklin “Billy” Arms of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away Friday, November 13, 2020, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky, having attained the age of 73 years, 8 months, and 27 days. He was born in Burkesville, Kentucky on Monday, February 17, 1947, the son of Tessie Thomas and Vennie England Arms. He was of Pentecostal faith, and attended House of Faith Pentecostal Church in Celina, Tennessee and was a farmer and a construction worker.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sue (Ballard) Arms, whom he wed on Sunday June 8, 1969, his brothers, William Junior Arms, Ed Arms, Thomas Ray Arms and Larry Arms.
He is survived by his companion, Wanda (Scott) Vibbert of Burkesville, Kentucky, his children, Pinky (& Laura) Arms of Smiths Grove, Kentucky, Christopher Arms of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Travis (& Michael) Van Zant of Clarksville, Tennessee, Brenda (& Derek “Bubba”) McDuffee of Lafayette, Tennessee, his step-son, Michael Vibbert of Burkesville, Kentucky, his step-daughter, Sherri Green of Bardstown, Kentucky, four brothers, two sisters, seven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and a host of other family members and friends.
The funeral was conducted on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Poynter and Bro. Roger Gilbert officiating. Special music and singing by Jimmy Lyons and Br. Donnie Abney. Burial was in the Dutch Creek Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky. Casket Bearers were Danny Arms, James Arms, , Tyler Reece, Dillon Furlong, Michael Vibbert, Jacob Fisher and Jeff Spears. Honorary Casket Bearers were Keith Arms and Jackie McDuffee. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to be made in memory of William Franklin “Billy” Arms to help with his final expenses; contributions can be left at Norris-New Funeral Home or mailed to: Norris-New Funeral Home, P.O. Box 335, Burkesville, Kentucky 42717.
Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky was honored to be in charge of all the arrangements.
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