William Dempsey Bess, 73, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 at his home in Readyville. He was a native of Liberty, TN.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Taylor Bess of Readyville; Children, Margie (Mark) Moreau, William “Bill” (Norma) Bess, William “Allen” Bess, Anthony “Tony” (Melissa) Bess; Step-daughter, Jennie (Tim) Lovvorn; Grandchildren, Brandy Moreau and Brittney Bess; Step Grandchildren, Issac and Elliott Lovvorn; Great Grandson, Niko Espitsito; Step Great Grandson, Arlo Lovvorn and siblings, Siblings, Mildred Parker, Clementine Tackett, Angel Clark, Ruby Mae Williamson, Jewell Bess, John Abraham Bess, Walter Bess, Josh Bess, Charles Bess, Paul Bess, Freddie Vaught, Rex Vaught, Roy Vaught and Nelson Vaught.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Bess and Ruby Johnson Vaught and his brother, Sam Bess.
Mr. Bess was a member of the United States Army where he did three tours in Vietnam. He received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star in addition to numerous other medals. He was also in the Special Forces. Willie was retired from Lewis Bakery and a member of Plainview Baptist Church.
Memorial Services will be 2 pm Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Plainview Baptist Church with Bro. Jonathan Womack officiating.
Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net