(BOWDON, Ga.) William H. "Billy" Traylor, 87, of Bowdon, Ga., died Sept. 20, 2020.
Graveside services were Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. ET at Bowdon City Cemetery with the Rev. Justin Richards officiating.
Billy was born Dec. 13, 1932 to Wade and Gladys Lovvorn Traylor in Newell. Billy graduated from Woodland High School in Woodland, Ala., where he was a star basketball player and an excellent student. Later he became an entrepreneur as a cattle farmer and owned his own school bus, which he drove for several years for area students. In addition to his school routes, he also transported ballplayers, band members and several groups on longer trips. As an entrepreneur, he bought and traded farms, land, cattle and convenience stores through the years. At a young age, he was united with the Pine Hill Church of Christ, which he attended for several years.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Larry Traylor (Debra); brother and sister-in-law, Fred Traylor (Harvie Belle), all of Bowdon; grandsons, Brad Traylor (Jennifer) and Wade Traylor (Sara), both of Carrollton, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Jaden, Cooper, Reagan and Sawyer Traylor, all of Carrollton. Billy was preceded in death by his parents and Larry's mother Shirley Shartzer.
Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Rainwater Funeral Home, Bowdon.