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Billy Joe “Tenie” Ambrose

Billy Joe “Tenie” Ambrose, age 79, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center. A native of Erwin, Tenie is a son of the late Charles Taylor and Ethel Elizabeth (Keesecker) Ambrose.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.  He was a Pipe Fitter and a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Tenie loved traveling, especially to Florida.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.

Billy Joe “Tenie” Ambrose leaves behind to cherish his memory:
Love of his life: Barbara Ambrose, of Erwin;

Daughter: Kendall Ambrose, of Erwin;

Son: Joey Ambrose, of Erwin;

Sister: Dorothy Yoakam, of Ohio;

Special nieces: Brenda Nelson, of Erwin,

Angela Cloyd;

Special sister and brother-in-law: Marie and Nomey Mattos;

Special Friends: Ronnie Webb,

Larry Garland.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Billy Joe “Tenie” Ambrose in a visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family on Monday, December 23, 2019 from 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home. A committal service will be held in Mountain Home National Cemetery at 2:00 pm, following the Visitation.  Those attending will meet at Mountain Home National Cemetery by 1:50 pm on Monday, December 23, 2019 for the service.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at or on our Facebook page at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Billy Joe “Tenie” Ambrose through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.