Lewis Winter "Billy" McKissack, Jr.

Lewis Winter McKissack Jr "Billy" was born November 12th 1933 to the late Lewis Winter McKissack Sr and Bessie Fizer McKissack. He transitioned peacefully to his Heavenly Home on July 7th 2022.

Billy was a proud graduate of Pearl High School and Tennessee State University class of 1955. After serving in the Army, he returned to TSU and earn a second degree in engineering. Billy started his career with Chevron Oil, married and moved to Los Angeles, California where he lived until retirement. He returned to Nashville in 1990 and embarked on a second career as a substitute teacher with Metro Nashville Public Schools.

Billy's Catholic faith was an essential part of his life. He served as a Eucharistic minister at St Mary's Catholic Church for several years. He enjoyed jazz, sports and watching his great-grandson grow and play. He was truly loved by his family and friends. He would regularly call just to check in and catch up.

Billy is survived by his daughter Rochelle McKissack, his grandson Sean McKissack, his great-grandson A-Mari McKissack, his sister-in-law Gloria (Joel) McKissack, his nephews Fred (Lisa) McKissack, John (Michelle) McKissack and Robert McKissack. In addition to a host of other relatives and friends that loved him. Billy was proceeded in death by his brothers and sister-in-law Joel McKissack, Frederick (Patricia) McKissack and Moses McKissack