Billy J Colvin

July 23, 1933 ~ February 21, 2022 (age 88)


Mr. Billy J. Colvin, age 88 of Vidalia, passed away on Monday, February 21, 2022 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born on July 23, 1933 to the late William and Annie Colvin. A veteran of the United States Army, he served during the Korean War as military police for the 1st infantry division in Germany.  He was a lifelong resident of Vidalia and worked for seven years as lieutenant with the Vidalia Police Department. He then went on to retire from the United States Postal Service after 39 years. He was a member of Calvary on Aimwell where he served as treasurer for over 30 years. He was also a member of The American Legion Post 97, The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, and the Gideons International.

He is preceded in death by both of his parents, and his wife of 58 years, Wynema Colvin.

He is survived by two sons, Michael Colvin and Thomas Colvin (Gwynn) of Vidalia; one daughter, Cherry Weeks of Lyons; four grandchildren, Michael Colvin Jr. (Edwards), Amanda Galbreath, Christy Bennett (Scott), and Deidre Murphy (Cameron); and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Roberts – Stewart Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 1:00pm in the chapel of  Roberts – Stewart Funeral Home with Pastor Efton Green to officiate. Graveside service and interment will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society, P.O. Box 210 Vidalia, Georgia 30475, or Calvary on Aimwell, 607 Aimwell Rd, Vidalia, GA 30474.

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February 23, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Roberts-Stewart Funeral Home
1722 Mt Vernon Road
Vidalia, GA 30475

Funeral Service
February 24, 2022

1:00 PM
Roberts-Stewart Funeral Home
1722 Mt Vernon Road
Vidalia, GA 30475

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