Mr. Billy Sellers, age 86, entered into rest on December 9, 2022. He was born April 30, 1936 and was the youngest child of Jesse Washington (Watt) and Phodie Boan Sellers. In 1954, he married his “Honey,” Betty Joyce Gibson Sellers. They would have celebrated their 68th anniversary on December 24.
Mr. Sellers worked in the plywood industry for many years before working with his good friend, Jack King at Nivens Hardware. His last employment was as owner of Professional Roofers with his son, Timmy Sellers. He was a jack-of-all trades who could build or fix anything, and he never met a stranger.
Mr. Sellers was a founding member of Calvary Baptist Church in Cheraw and was steadfast in his love for Jesus. He was affectionately known as the “Candy Man” sharing his sweet treats at church and with those he met along the way.
He was also known as a Secret Santa giving out countless two-dollar bills. In 2016, Billy was honored by the Cheraw Police Department as their citizen of the year.
Mr. Sellers was predeceased by his parents listed above; 2 brothers, Bliss Washington Sellers, and Prentiss Aaron Sellers; 3 sisters, Foye Sellers Wallace, Sallie Sellers Johnson, and Nellie Lou Sellers; 2 brothers-in-law, Dozier Wallace, and Joe Burch.
He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Joyce Gibson Sellers; his son, Timmy Sellers and wife, Pam; his daughter, Kaye Sellers Braswell and her husband, Ward; 4 grandchildren, Jonathan Johnson, Matthew Braswell and wife, Chrissy, Emily Sellers, and Kirkley Braswell Renwick and her husband, Robert; 4 great grandsons who brought him much joy, Carter and Grayson Braswell, and Miles and Walt Renwick; his sister who spoiled him, Jennie Sellers Burch; brother-in-law, Olin Johnson; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
HE WAS LOVED!
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Sellers will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Dave Bradshaw and Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Monday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers will be, Matthew Braswell, Robert Renwick, Andy Burch, Danny Johnson, Dennis Johnson, and David Caulder.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the giver’s choice.
His Lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant: you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter in the joy of your Lord.”
~ Matt 25:21
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Sellers family.