Mr. Billy Everett Gabbard, 50, of Temple, Georgia, died Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Mr. Gabbard was born in East Point, Georgia, on July 28, 1966, the son of Billy Gabbard and the late Kathryne Bickers Rushing Gabbard. He worked as a fork lift driver prior to his disability.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jackie “Lisa” Ray Gabbard; daughter and daughter-in-law, Carrye and Darlene McCoy, Carrollton, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Brandon Bryant, Wedowee, Alabama; son Billy “Rhett” Gabbard.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathryne Bickers Gabbard.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 19, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. prior to the memorial service at 6 p.m. The Mormon Church of Carrollton will be officiating the service.

To send condolences to the family, visit

J. Collins Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Villa Rica.

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