He was a milkman and graduated from Murray State University and then went on to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.
Bill is survived by his wife, Doris “Honey” Nance Sullivan; one daughter, Jan Rose Wadkins of Benton; three granddaughters and one great-grandson.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Rev. William Goble and Bessie Billington Sullivan; one sister, Geneva Cook; one brother, Paul Sullivan; and one infant son, William Joseph, Jr.
Funeral services were held on February 18, with Rev. Don Wilson officiating.
Interment followed at Marshall County Memory Gardens, Benton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of the following: The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201, Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101, or St. Jude’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.