James Billy Boshears, 74, passed away March 1, 2017, at North Knoxville Medical Center in Powell.

Born in Huntsville, December 25, 1942, he was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Edith Grider Boshears; wife, Jossie Smith; sister, Muriel Sue Caldwell; and brothers, Eddie Dean Byrd and Tracie Boshears.

He was a member of Helenwood Baptist Church.

He is survived by his sons: William Brian (Paula) Boshears, and Barry Tray Boshears, both of Helenwood; grandchildren: Jamma McCann, Adam Boshears, Latasha Boshears and Jessica Boshears; great-grandchildren: Logan, Midajah, Tray, Braylynn, Ricky Thomas, Addilyn and Bryar; sister, Gloria Huckelby; special friends: Roy and Diane Lane, Eddie Dean Hill, and Jerry Foster; and several nieces, nephews and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted March 6, 2017, in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home-Huntsville with Bro. Delbert Terry officiating. Music was provided by family and friends. Graveside service was conducted March 7, at Cut Cemetery.

Arrangements by Four Oaks Funeral Home-Huntsville.