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Malpass, Wiliam Aubrey “Coach Billy”

Wiliam Aubrey “Coach Billy” Malpass Wiliam Aubrey “Coach Billy” Malpass, of Jackson, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Vitas Hospice. He was born Oct. 22, 1944 in Atlanta, to the late William Frank and Annie Mae Bratcher Malpass. He was a member of IBEW Local #613, employed by Allison Smith Company, and coached sports since the age of 19. He enjoyed golf, coaching, the outdoors, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Martha Poston Malpass, of Jackson; daughter and son-in-law, DeAnn and Chip Esposito, of McDonough; three sons and daughters-in-law, Artye and Stephanie Malpass, of Hampton, Tony and Donna Poston, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Randy and Jean Poston, of Nashville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Kate and Joe Satterfield, of Maryville, Tenn., Shirley and Foy Futrell, of Richlands, N.C., Gladys and Rickey Blackburn, of Jackson; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Thad Malpass; two sisters, Victoria Malpass and Jessie Mae Hicock; and two brothers, Junior Malpass and Benjamin Malpass. Services will be held Friday, June 17, at 12 p.m., at the Chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home, with Chaplain Mark Whiting officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m., to 9 p.m., Thursday evening. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.sherrellfh.com. Sherrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.