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Billy Brandon Criswell, 81, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017.
Bill was born Dec. 5, 1935, in Grayson.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ishmael and Beatrice Stafford of Ashland; and his brothers, Jerry Stafford and Herb Criswell.
He graduated from University of Kentucky in 1964 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He was a self employed contractor for most of his life. He spent his retirement years serving his community in Picayune, Miss..
Bill is survived by his children, David Criswell of Denver, Colo., Susan (Jay) DuBose of Dacula, Ga., Elizabeth (Chris) Brown of Nashville, Tenn., and John (Jess) Criswell of Mooresville, N.C.; five grandchildren, Abby and Jake DuBose, Will, Walt and Kate Brown, and Shaun Criswell; two brothers, John (JC) Stafford and Thomas Stafford; and his sister, Betsy Stafford.
The family will have a private service at later date.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Heart of Hospice in Lacombe, La., for their exceptional care and support.
Published on January 28, 2017
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