William E. ‘Billy’ Dedman

Staff Reports • Oct 5, 2018 at 12:52 PM

Funeral services for Mr. Dedman will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at 2 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Brother Charles McKnight officiating. Interment will follow in Barton’s Creek Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Barton’s Creek Baptist Church; active pallbearers will be Jimmy and Mike Denning, Allen Barnes, Charles, Gary and David Dedman. Visitation will be Saturday from 3-7 p.m. and Sunday after noon at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Mr. Dedman, age 87, of Lebanon, passed away Oct. 4, 2018 at his home.  

A native of Wilson County, he was one of 11 children born to the late Seldon and Mary Elizabeth Woodall Dedman. A lifelong farmer, he was a cattleman and in the Tennessee walking horse business for 30 years. He was a past member of the board of directors of the Wilson Farmer’s Co-Op and a member of the Wilson County Farm Bureau. He was a member of Barton’s Creek Baptist Church since 1948, where he served as an usher.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James Dedman. 

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Earnestine Barnes Dedman; nine siblings, Mildred Petty, Raymond Dedman, Betty Coleman, Charles (Betty) Dedman, Shirley Robinson, Rosa (Danny) Durham, Gary (Brenda) Dedman, Jane (Eddie) Vaught, Lane (Eddie) Reed; and several nieces and nephews.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, ligonbobo.com.

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