November 27, 2021

Mr. Billy Kiser, Sr.

Mr. Billy Frank Kiser, Sr., 93, of Franklin, GA passed away Friday, August 3, 2018 at West Georgia Hospice.

Mr. Kiser was born February 1, 1925 in Buskirk, KY to the late Willie E. Kiser and Nora Mae Pennington Kiser.

He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and proudly served his country in the United States Army, in the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II, as a Paratrooper.

Before owning and operating Kiser Appliance, Mr. Kiser worked for Frigidaire and Linch’s. He was a member of the Moose Club, enjoyed fishing, horseshoes, playing pool and cards.

Mr. Kiser was a sports enthusiast, with a love for trucks and El Caminos. He never met a stranger and will be remembered for his jokes and love of his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven siblings, two children, one granddaughter, one great grandchild, and one step daughter.

Survivors include his wife, Vonceil N. Kiser; daughters, Dannette (Calvin) Johnson and Suzanne (Frank) Sanders, both of LaGrange, GA; son, Billy (Denise) Kiser Jr., of Ohatchee, AL; stepchildren, Jimmy (Susan) Harris, Mike (Carol) Harris, and Debbie Merrill (Andy Jackson); grandchildren, Chris (Kim) Lanier, Casey (Cindy) Lanier, Carey (Melissa) Lanier, Gus (Mollie) Callaway, Allison (Jon) McCay, Michael Kiser, David (Ashley) Kiser, Keith (Heather) Johnson, Kim Sanders, Kevin Scott, Casey (Daphne) Merrill, Renee (Troy) Taylor, Stephanie Shorter, Jim (Jamie) Harris, John (Angie) Harris, Jennifer (Bob) Honeycutt, Christy Garner-Scott, Catherine Mann; 45 great grandchildren; siblings, June Sisk and Donald Kiser, both of MS; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The Gathering of family and friends will be 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM prior to the service at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary.

A Memorial service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, August 11, 2018 in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary with Pastor Cade Farris officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Georgia Hospice or the charity of choice in memory of Billy F. Kiser, Sr.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary of Lagrange, GA.


  1. Dedria Brown says

    I will never forget when he came to the house and showed me how to defrost my refrigerator until I could find me a part, He was a great person!

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