Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000187 EndHTML:0000003305 StartFragment:0000002369 EndFragment:0000003269 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/computer/Desktop/obitsw:pics/Cliburn,%20B.F.doc BILLY FRANK CLIBURN - Age 72 of Lafayette, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2010 from injuries sustained in an accident.  Funeral services for Mr. Billy Frank Cliburn were conducted on Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of the Alexander Funeral Home with Elder Bobby Hale officiating.  Interment followed in the Rocky Mound Cemetery.   
He was born in Macon County, Tennessee on November 21, 1937 to his parents, the late Joseph Arnold and Virgie Armenda Judge Cliburn. Besides his parents; one grandchild, Matthew Caleb Cliburn, also preceded him in death.
On September 7, 1957, he was married to his sweet heart, Joyce Marie Etheridge, sharing fifty-two years together and raising three children; Joyce survives.       
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His occupation was a mechanic for Peterbilt and then Goodyear for several years, before retiring in 1981.  Billy’s second job was farming and that was what he did most all his life. Working in the fields and taking care of his cattle was his enjoyment. Billy had a great personality; joking and showing off around family and friends. He could brighten your day with just a smile.
In his younger days, he loved fast cars and enjoyed talking about them. He was a great husband, father, and grandfather; cherishing every minute he had with his family.
Billy was saved and joined Rocky Mound Missionary Baptist Church, where he remained a member. He was also a member of the Historical Society. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and all who knew him.
Besides his wife, Joyce, he is survived; daughters, Regina Christine Beasley, and Angela Marie (Craig) Sloan, son, Tim (Edie) Cliburn of Lafayette, TN, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends, also survive.