William Turner “Billy” Bloyd age 76 years of the Fairplay community, passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at 8:39 a.m. at his home. He was born on Feb. 8, 1941 in the Crocus community in Adair County, Ky. He was the son of the late William Edward and Bertha Pauline Turner Bloyd.
Billy is survived by one sister, Betty Brinner of Columbia; special friend, Loretta Budzisz of Columbia; friends, Tilford and Sandy Loy of Fairplay, Rachelle Rodgers of Columbia, Joe and Sandy Rogers of Columbia, Jon Harden of Columbia; cousins, David Hayden of Burkesville, David Selby of Shepherdsville, Ralph Turner Reece of Lexington, Nancy Randall of Floyd Knobs, Ind., Louise Turner Thompson of Greensburg, Charles Douglas Turner of Floyds Knobs, Ind., Martha Skaggs of Columbia, and Donnie Turner of Russell Springs; one uncle, James T. Dudley of Granite City, Ill.; several other relatives and friends. He was a member of the Hadley’s Community Church, taught for 27 years at Cedar Grove Elementary School in Shepherdsville, was a substitute teacher for 23 years and a volunteer for Adair County School System, educator over 50 years, farmer and a secretary for the Adair Search and Rescue. a member of Adair County Democrat executive committee and was currently serving as vice-chairman. Funeral service was held on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Stotts-Phelps- McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Elbert Hadley and Bro. Ralph Hadley officiating. Interment was in Turner Cemetery at Crocus Creek in Adair County. Pallbearers were: Tony Rodgers, Maddix Rodgers, Mark Spoon, Joe Rogers, Jon Harden, David Harden, and Evan Burton. Honorary Pallbearers were: Wendell Spoon, Amon Spoon, David Hayden, Billy Harmon and David Selby. A special thanks to Hosparus of Green River for their care of Billy. Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of Funeral arrangements.