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Billy Joe VanHoose, 92, of Catlettsburg, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Huntington Health & Rehab in Huntington, W.Va.
B.J. was born Jan. 20, 1925, in Ashland, a son of the late Freelan and Lucille Kirk VanHoose.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Imes Vanhoose; his brother, Robert VanHoose; and a sister, Donna Ruth VanHoose.
B.J. was a lifelong resident of Boyd County. He attended Unity Baptist Church in Ashland and Grassland Community Church on Bear Creek in Catlettsburg. He was a 1943 graduate of Boyd County High School and served his country during World War II with the U.S. Navy.
B.J. retired as a superintendent with Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company in Burnaugh after 41 years of service.
He is survived by his son, Stephen VanHoose and wife Janet of Catlettsburg; his daughter, Suzanne VanHoose Campbell and husband Kerry of Russell; three brothers, Ray VanHoose and wife Mary of Ashland, Jay VanHoose and wife Sue of Catlettsburg and Jim VanHoose and wife Carla of Ashland; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel with Pastor Phillip N. Nunley officiating. Burial will be in Fannin Cemetery on Bear Creek with full military rites by Kenova American Legion Post 93.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Grassland Community Church, 17839 Bear Creek Road, Catlettsburg, KY 41129.
Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com
Published on December 13, 2017
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