William Messer

Obituary of William Brett Messer

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William “Billy Brett” Messer, loving husband and father,48, of Fort Gay, WV went home to be with the Lord on June 1, 2021. He was born April 9, 1973 in Huntington, WV.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Eli and Gracie Messer, and John and Mary Sturgell. Also preceding him in death were several uncles, cousins, and friends, and most recently, a special cousin, Taylor Messer.

Billy Brett leaves behind his loving parents, Bill and Rhonda (Sturgell) Messer, an adoring and devoted wife and best friend, Kamala Wellman Messer, 4 wonderful daughters, Johnna Messer-Hinkle (George) of Louisa, KY, Brooke Shepard (Charles) of Georgetown, KY, Jayda Messer and Billie Messer, still at home, and 2 wonderful sons, Blake Stuart of Fort Gay, WV and Carson Stuart, still at home;   4 grandchildren, Anthony “Tony” Hinkle, Gracelyn Messer-Hinkle, Charlee Jo Shepard, and Ashton Shepard. He also leaves behind one sister, Tara Crabtree (Dale) of Fort Gay, WV and one sister-in-law, Jennifer Sword (Stan) of Louisa, KY; 2 nieces, Michaela Messer and Kendal Sword, and a nephew, Kade Sword; and his doting in-laws Herbert and Joyce Wellman of Fort Gay, WV, and many more loved ones.

Billy Brett has been an employee of Norfolk Southern for 18 years where he gained a host of lifelong friends. He was an active member of BMWE Teamsters local #1464. He was a former owner and sawyer with the Messer Family Sawmill.

Although he was most passionate about his family, he shared a passion of roosters with so many friends that he made along the way. He will forever be known as the chicken-man to those who knew him best.

He was a just, kind, sweet, loving man who had a contagious smile that lit up the room. The world became darker when he left us all.

Visitation at Wilson Funeral Home will be on Monday June 7th at 4:00 pm for family, friends may join after 6.

Billy Brett will be celebrated with a final service at the Wilson Funeral Home on Tuesday June 8th at 11:00 am followed by his burial at Wellman Cemetery where he will be laid to rest and joined by his wife when God calls her home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, June 7, 2021
Wilson Funeral Home
1270 Hwy 2565
Louisa, Kentucky, United States
(606) 638-0034


11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Wilson Funeral Home
1270 Hwy 2565
Louisa, Kentucky, United States
(606) 638-0034
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