Billy Nelson Boswell
January 20, 2018
Date of Service: January 25, 2018
Interment Location: Garden of Devotion
Johnson City – Billy Nelson “Bill” Boswell, 81, of Johnson City died Saturday, January 20, 2018 at NHC Health Care, Johnson City. He was a native of Carter County, TN, and the son of the late Charles “Jay” and Virginia Gathings Boswell. Bill retired from the auto parts business after many years of service, working in both Mountain City and Elizabethton. He was a member of Sims Hill Christian Church in Elizabethton where he was the Sunday School teacher for the adult class for 20 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, James Marvin Boswell, and his beloved brother, Charles Clinton “Clint” Boswell. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Lillian Proffitt Boswell of the home; one son and daughter-in-law: Dr. Bill and Barbara Boswell of Jonesborough, TN; two daughters and sons-in-law: J.D. and Donna Toth of Johnson City, TN, and Lieutenant Colonel Chris and Jenny Hyde of Tucson, AZ; one brother and sister-in-law: Wayne and Wilma Boswell of Limestone; one sister and brother-in-law: Carolyn and Gene Cornett of Watauga; two sisters-in-law: Jeanette Lyons Boswell of Johnson City, and Elaine Williams Proffitt of Bluff City; three grandsons: Andy (Ashlen) Toth of Weaverville, NC, Brad (Erin) Boswell of Durham, NC, and Dr. Tim Boswell of Rochester, MN; two granddaughters: Nikki Toth and Rachael Boswell, both of Knoxville, TN; three great-grandchildren: Claire Boswell, Lily Boswell, and Thatcher Toth; one niece and several nephews.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, caregivers and housekeeping staff at NHC Health Care for their care and compassion during the last several months. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to East Tennessee Christian Home, P.O. Box 1147, Elizabethton, TN, 37644, or the charity of your choice. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Tetrick Funeral Home in Johnson City, with a funeral service to follow at 7:00 pm under the direction of Ministers Bret Jones and Gerald Holly. A committal service will be conducted at Happy Valley Memorial Park at 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Pallbearers: Brad Boswell, Tim Boswell, Andy Toth, Robert Proffitt, Mark Proffitt, John Blevins, Donovan Wolf, and Chris Hyde. Honorary pallbearers: J.D. Toth and the members of Sims Hill Christian Church. Obituary was written and provided by the Boswell family. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services 3001 Peoples Street Johnson City TN 37604 (423-610-7171) is honored to serve the Boswell family.