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Dewie Bilbrey

April 14, 1929 May 13, 2018
Dewie Bilbrey
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Obituary for Dewie Bilbrey

Dewie Bilbrey, age 89, died suddenly of a heart attack on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at his home in Lenoir City. He was born April 14, 1929 in Overton County, Tennessee. Preceded in death by parents Floyd and Stella Bilbrey; and brother, James Lelon Bilbrey. Dewie was a graduate of Livingston Academy and received his BS Degree at Tennessee Tech University and Masters Degree at Peabody/Vanderbilt. He served in the US Army. He lived in Oak Ridge for 50 years before moving to Lenoir City in 2011. Dewie was a member of First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge where he served in various capacities. He was a Chemistry Teacher at Oak Ridge High School for 37 years. Dewie also served as a tour guide at ORNL and was President of the Retired Teacher Association. He represented Oak Ridge retired teachers on Elder Advisory Board for the city of Oak Ridge. Dewie enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, traveling, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Dewie is survived by his wife of 57 years, Suzanne; children, Lisa (Rodney) Kingrea and Alan (Christi) Bilbrey; grandchildren, Justin, Madison, Aaron, and Ryan; brother, Willie Hugh Bilbrey; other extended family, and lifelong friends. A service to celebrate Dewie's life will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, May 16 at First UMC of Oak Ridge with a reception and receiving of friends to follow. Private family burial will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First UMC of Oak Ridge or the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Bilbrey family.

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Celebration of Life




2:00 PM 5/16/2018 2:00:00 PM
First UMC Oak Ridge

1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Reception and Receiving of friends will follow the service

First UMC Oak Ridge
1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

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