Updated  11/5/20


Billy Ray Rudd, age 87, died on Sunday, November 1, 2020, in Marshall Medical Center, Lewisburg, TN.

He was born in Giles County, TN, on October 26, 1933, he was a member of Bradshaw Baptist Church and previous chairman of Bradshaw Cemetery Fund, graduated from Beech Hill High School in 1951, served in the US Army from 1954 to 1956 in Zama, Japan as a Sergeant, married Ernestine Prosser in 1956,  in 1956 he worked at Florence Stove in Lewisburg, TN, in 1957 he moved to Lawrenceburg and went to work at Murray Ohio and retired in 1988 from Murray Ohio as assistant vice president over industrial engineering at Murray Ohio, he was Chairman of American Cancer Crusade in 1964, 1964-1965, fourth elected Exalted Ruler of Lawrenceburg Elks Club, a member of the Elks and Kiwanis Clubs, Served on the board of directors and president in 1965 of Murray Ohio Savings Association , received the National Award for serving on selective service system for 20 years, Citizen of the week in Pulaski, TN in February, 2006,  preceded in death by his parents, Herman Tillman and Mable Gertrude Holley Rudd, and his wife, Ernestine Rudd.

Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2:00PM at Maplewood Cemetery, Visitation at the Cemetery will begin at 1:30 PM prior to the Graveside Service.

Memorials may be made to Bradshaw Cemetery Fund, C/O Don Creecy, 890 Powell Chapel Road, Pulaski, TN, 38478

Survivors are:  son, Ray Rudd and wife Terry of Old Hickory, daughter, Kathy Tipper and husband Mickey of Lawrenceburg, TN, grandchildren, Lucas Rudd, Sydney Rudd, Chad Tipper and wife Jenna, Brad Tipper, great grandchildren, Scarlett Hartsfield and Sully Tipper.