Billy Gene Carnley

Mr. Billy Gene Carnley, age 75, of Opp, Alabama passed away Monday, May 4, 2020 at Baptist South in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Carnley was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, son and brother.  He was and will always be a hero to his children.  He taught us to believe in ourselves and that our good name was the only thing we could take with us….so we should always take care of it.  He loved life and he was the biggest dreamer we have ever known.   He smiled and he laughed out loud like no one ever….no matter his circumstances or pain.  We will miss this man who loved spending time talking with his family and friends, loved eating good food and always loved a good day of riding his motorcycle.  We celebrate your life and look forward to the day we will be with you again.
Mr. Carnley is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Gail C. Hayes and Harrison, Melissa C. Pierce and Terry and Samantha C. Russell and Wayne; step-daughter, Chandra Anderson (Rusty); step-son, Rusty Adams (Wendy); brother and sister-in-law, Larry Carnley and Ruth Ann; step-father, Winford Owens; grandchildren, Trevor Hayes, Kayla Tisdale and husband, Tad; Eli Russell and wife, Jessie, Max Russell, Oki Grace Russell, Tucker Holet, J.C. Adams, Madison Adams and Reed Adams; great-grandchildren, Brayden, Mollie Mae and Emery Chae Tisdale; and niece Tracy Mixon (Chase) and their children, Tabitha and Cale. He was preceded in death by his wife, Chong Ok “Oki” Carnley; father, Woodrow Wilson Carnley; and mother, Dolly Mae Elmore Owens.
In consideration of community health and the State of Alabama public health orders that are in effect due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), a private graveside service will be held at 11 am Wednesday, May 6, 2020 in Beulah Cemetery. Wayne Russell will be officiating with Wyatt Funeral Home directing. Serving as pallbearers will be Harrison Hayes, Terry Pierce, Eli Russell, Max Russell, Trevor Hayes, and Rusty Adams.

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