William Donald Follmer, 86, of Flemingsburg, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at Kenton Pointe in Maysville.
Born in Maysville, Ky. on March 12, 1933, he was the son of the late Charles R. Follmer and the late Edna Grimes Follmer.
Billy, as he was known by most, was a graduate of Maysville High School. He worked many years at the Gilbert Grocery Company in Maysville until it closed. He went on to join the Boilermakers Union and worked at many of the power plants on the Ohio River while under construction or repair. He was a member of the U.S. Army and served his county in Germany. Billy was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and worked for many years at the VFW in Maysville and Flemingsburg. While living in Maysville he was a member of Seddon Methodist Church.
Over the years Billy owned many vehicles and they were probably the cleanest around! Later in his life he got the nickname of Cadillac Bill by some as he owned numerous Cadillac's. You might have seen him riding around in his 1926 model T or on one of his many Harley's.
He is survived by one sister, Patricia Ann Follmer Thacker of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.; two nephews whom he helped raise, William “Will” L. Roberson and Charles T. “Tom” Roberson of South Carolina; three granddaughters, Myranda (Derrick Jones) Lytle, Martina Lytle and Cara Spencer all of Flemingsburg; and one great grandchild, R. J.
In addition to his parents Charles and Edna, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Ruth Hunt Follmer; one stepson, Marty Lytle; sister, Virginia Follmer Roberson; sister, Geneva Follmer Martin; and, two infant brothers, Roscoe and Robert Follmer.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 4, at Boone – Nickell Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Boling and Bro. Lloyd Hutchinson officiating.
Billy will be laid to rest beside his wife Marilyn at Maysville Cemetery.
Military rites will be performed by the W.N. Fant American Legion Post #5 and Franklin Sousley VFW Post 1834.
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Tuesday, March 3, at the funeral home.
Tom Roberson, Tim Darnell, Barney Dalton, Brooks McIntyre, Lloyd Hutchinson, Phillip Bussell and Jerry Kissick will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice
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