William Michael Paisley, age 54, entered the gates of Heaven on October 10, 2021!
A native and life-long resident of McMinn County, he was the son of John W. "Bill" and the late Virgie Wallace Paisley.
He was a very talented musician who loved singing gospel songs, playing his guitars and drums for his church and at the Senior Citizen Center of Athens with his father.
He was also very passionate about sharing his faith and ministering to all his family and friends. He dedicated his life to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and was a member of New Life Ministries, in Cleveland, TN. He was also a former employee at Bowater Paper Mill for 18 years.
Michael is proceeded in death by his grandparents William and Susie Paisley, Grandparents Virgil and Emily Wallace, His mother Virgie Wallace Paisley, Special Aunt Alma Paisley Thomas and Uncle James Thomas And Brother-in-law Robert "Bob" Stone.
He is survived by his father John W. "Bill" Paisley and wife, Bettye Knox Paisley; Sister and husband, Karen Stone Webb and Burton Webb; Nephews Will Stone and Brig Stone (Mindy) and their children Parker and Addy. Special Uncle Jimmy Wallace and wife Aunt Bobbie Wallace, Aunt Deane Wallace Cordell; Several first cousins and friends. Bettye's Daughters- Tracey(Dennis) Hicks and children Tripp (Alyssa) and Heath.
Susan Saliba and children Gabrielle and Matthew
Allison (Wes Peters) children Ethan and Hannah.
Graveside services will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 in Cedar Grove Cemetery with Dr. Bill Hernard officiating Their will be no formal visitation. Pallbearers will be Joe Ownby, C.H. Wilson, Grant Perkel, Jeff Young, Matthew Saliba, Wes Peters, Calvin Henry and Heath Hicks. Memorial contributions may be made to McMinn County Senior Citizens Center 205 McMinn Ave Athens, TN 37303 or First Baptist Church of Athens, 305 Ingleside Ave, Athens, TN 37303. Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/William-Paisley Laycock- Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, TN in charge of arrangements.