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Billy J. Pass

Billy J. Pass, age 89 of Calhoun, passed away on Saturday, September 11th at AdventHealth Gordon.

Billy was born on October 9, 1931, in Gordon County to the late Sam J. Pass and Ollie Whitfield Pass. As a younger man, Billy was a bus driver for Greyhound Bus Lines, and worked for Troy’s Grill, before starting his career at Atlanta Gas Light Company, from which he retired in 1993. Billy was an avid pilot and enjoyed taking anyone up. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Helen Strickland and her husband Max.

He is survived by his daughter, Elaine Pass and her husband Kim Thieme; two grandchildren, Cory Pass, and Toy Thieme; three great-grandchildren, Caylon Pass, Jackson Hollander, and Preston Bryant; nephew, Ronald Strickland; niece, Marsha Talley and her husband Randall; a special great-nephew, Shane Strickland.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 15th at 1 PM from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Reverend Larry Hibbert officiating. Burial will follow in Fain Cemetery.

Pallbearers serving are: Cory Pass, Shane Strickland, J.P. Thieme, Ross Strickland, and Greg Busby.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 14th from 6 PM until 8 PM at Thomas Funeral Home.

You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com

Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of Billy J. Pass.

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We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers have been and will be with you all.

Samantha Lusk and Family Sep 19 2021 12:46 PM

Sending love, hugs and prayers for you all !!!
Elaine, I know how close you were with your dad !!!

Michael Lewis Sep 15 2021 10:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Billy Pass

Kenneth & Faye Prather Sep 15 2021 6:35 PM

Elaine I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. The stories he would tell about Daddy Burl, Mama Belle and Troy's were priceless.
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lynn Dee McDonald Sep 15 2021 2:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Billy Pass

Carol Wickard Sep 15 2021 12:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Billy Pass

David Albritton Sep 15 2021 10:45 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Billy Pass

Greg Busby Sep 14 2021 5:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Billy Pass

Vicki M Farmer Sep 14 2021 10:40 AM

RIP, Bill.

Brandon Hough Sep 14 2021 10:23 AM

Rip Bill,Prayers for family!🙏

Mildred Loveless Sep 13 2021 6:05 PM

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