PAGE BILLY JOE Age 86, of Knoxville, TN formerly Detroit MI., died on Saturday January 26, 2013. A faithful husband, beloved father and grandfather, friend and mentor to many. His generous love for all taught us how to love one another. He was an accomplished surgeon, inspired artist, and talented athlete. Dr. Page was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Lucy Page and brother, Gene. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Anne; children, Bill Page and wife Carla, of Chelsea MI, Rick Page and wife Kathy, of Birmingham MI, Patti Bucci and husband Gary, of Knoxville, Peggy Gooch and husband Michael of Knoxville along with eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family is so grateful to the Lord Jesus for the countless ways we have been blessed by having Dad, Papa, Granddaddy, Chief, Grandel in our lives and for the peace in knowing that he is in the presence of his Heavenly Father. Graveside services and interment will be held at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 220 East Gov. John Sevier Highway with full military honors conferred by the U.S. Navy and the East Tennessee Veteran's Honor Guard on Friday at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Stephen Gooch officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Osteopathic Foundation www.aof-foundation.org. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, is serving the Page family. www.clickfh.com
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We are very sorry to hear of Bill's passing; our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.