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William Albert "Billy" DeBord



William Albert “Billy” DeBord, age 70, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 14, 2022 at his home.


He was born to the late Robert E. and Dorothy Chapman DeBord. Billy was a loving husband and a good man who was kind to everybody. He loved to joke but his favorite thing was being “grandaddy”. Billy was the neighborhood “doer”- he plowed gardens, buried pets, and would help out however he could. Everybody loved Billy; and he sure left his mark on this world.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-son, Michael Null.


Left to cherish his memory are his wife whom he loved with all his heart, Shirley Boardwine DeBord; son, Billy DeBord (Emily); 4 grandchildren who were loved unconditionally, Jessee DeBord, Jon Bradley Hogston, Dru and Dixie DeBord all of Saltville, Va.; brother, Bobby DeBord (Karen) of Marion, Va.; sister, Brenda Smith (Jim) of Cookeville, Tenn.; brothers-in-law, Cletus Boardwine, Billy Boardwine (Brenda) and George Boardwine (Georgia); sisters-in-law, Carolyn Neal and Barbara Griffey (Clarence); special aunts he dearly loved Patsy Blevins, Corrine Weaver, Dorothy Everhart and Barbara Moore; nephews, Ryan Smith (Jessica) and their children, Jordan, Henry and Charlie all of Cookeville, Tenn. and Chris DeBord of Chilhowie, Va.; niece, Courtney DeBord of Bristol, Tenn.; special friends who helped him so much during his illness, Clarence, Cletus, Michael Umbarger and George Robbins.


At Billy’s request, there will be no services at this time. The family will have a memorial service at a later date.


To share memories of William Albert “Billy” DeBord, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Billy’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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I was a close friend of Billy's we went all thru grade school and highschool together we lived a few hundreds from each other we played together run around together he was one of my best buddies and he will be missed very much, may God be with him and his family

Gary Bostic May 30 2022 6:39 PM

I first met Bill when he came with Jim Smith, to help us on some mining equipment. I could tell right off that he was a soft spoken, gentle hearted man. I always enjoyed his visits when he came up with Bill. I am so sorry for your loss and I will say a prayer for you and Bill's family.

David Tuttle May 24 2022 7:47 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Billy passing away.
You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Curtis & Cathy Goins May 19 2022 12:14 PM

So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Helen Vernon May 18 2022 1:30 PM

So sorry for your loss Shirley , You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Susie Worley May 18 2022 6:37 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William DeBord

Connie May 17 2022 8:25 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Billy's passing. He was so good to us when we were growing up, he always saw the bright side if things and could always make you smile. We always had fond memories of him and always will. May your hearts be overfilled with joy of those precious memories of him. You are in our thoughts, our hearts and prayers.

Karen and Sharon Tolbert May 17 2022 9:37 AM

Shirley, I'm so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you for comfort.

Gina Hayden Taylor May 16 2022 8:01 PM

Bob and I are so saddened for your loss Shirley. Billy was a wonderful person and will be remembered fondly. Prayers for all his loved ones💔

Mary Dinsmore May 16 2022 3:36 PM

Shirley, Brenda & Bobby, I am so sorry for your loss. Billy was such a good person, and I will always remember his joking personality. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Karen Anderson May 16 2022 2:22 PM