William Grant “Bill” Lemmons, 76, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton.

He was born in Princeton on Nov. 6, 1937 and was a longtime resident of Princeton for 70 years before moving to Fort Branch, where he had resided for the past 6 years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of V.F.W. Post No. 2714 in Fort Branch. He was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Princeton, where he served as a deacon and a member of the praise band. He retired in 2000 as a coal miner for Amax Mine. Bill had served as Building Commissioner for the City of Princeton for the past 8 years and was the former director of the Princeton Boys Club for 25 years. He was a former deputy sheriff with the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office and also a former police officer with the Princeton Police Department. 

He is survived by his wife, Kay Lemmons of Fort Branch; 2 daughters, Terri (Benji) Barrett of Haubstadt and Kim (Chuck) Lewis of Fort Branch; mother, Mildred Lemmons of Henderson, KY; 4 grandchildren, B.J. Barrett, Lyndsey Whitten, Cassie Williamson and Alex Barrett; 2 step-grandchildren, Melissa Matsel and Steven Lewis; 7 great grandchildren; 1 sister, Betty (Don) Kuester of Henderson; 3 brothers, Phillip Lemmons of Florida, Mike Lemmons of Murray, KY and Jack (Barbara) Lemmons of Henderson. 

He was preceded in death by his father, William F. “Bill” Lemmons in 2010. 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at First General Baptist Church in Princeton, with Pastor Brad Kennan officiating. Burial will follow at Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton and again from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Full military rites will be provided by Retired Military Veterans.