Billy Estes Stratton, age 87, of Ivel, KY, passed away Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY. He was born July 17, 1931 in Floyd County, KY, a son of the late John Nelson and Nannie Travis Stratton. He was a US Marine Corps Korean War Veteran, a Kentucky Colonel, Floyd County Deputy Sheriff and a retired mechanic.
He is survived by two sisters; Joda "Tiny" Butts, Ivel, KY and Ruth Joann Hall, Prestonsburg, KY, loved as his own son; Adam (Sabrina) Stratton, and two he loved as his own grandsons; A.J. and Addison Stratton. Several nieces, nephews, other family and friends also survive.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers; Charlie, Edward S., Oliver and John Nelson Stratton Jr., four sisters; Millie Gibson, Cora Mae Stratton, Zella Ratliff and Mary Stratton.
Funeral service will be conducted Monday, October 1, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with Josh Hinkle officiating. Burial will follow in the Layne Cemetery, Ivel, KY, visitation is after 6 p.m. Saturday and all day Sunday at the funeral home under the professional and dignified care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Military Honors will be conducted by D.A.V. Chapter 169, Betsy Layne, KY.