Navy 02

Billy Ray ("Bill") Koone

March 9, 1939 ~ August 7, 2020 (age 81)

Obituary Image


Billy Ray Koone, age 81 of Forest City, died Friday, August 7, 2020 at his residence.  Bill was born March 9, 1939 in Rutherford County and was a son of the late Addie Joe Koone and Ola Rollins Koone.   He was a Five Star Lineman for Pike Electric where he retired as well as a member of Bethany Baptist Church.  Bill also served his country in the United States Navy.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Hyder Koone in 2011, his daughter, Ronna Koone, brothers, Woodrow Koone and Paul Koone, and sister, Bonnie Koone.

Survivors include his daughter, Dana Koone Bright, and husband Robbie of Forest City, his brother, Clyde Koone of Shelby, his sisters, Myrtle Padgett of Falls Church, VA,  Ruby Cole of Hendersonville, and Daisy Daughtrey of Spindale.  There are also five grandchildren, Brannon Smith, Jake Bright, Riley Bright, and Hank Bright.

Services are private for the immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Family Resources of Rutherford County, Post Office Box 1619, Forest City, North Carolina 28043.

The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge and an online guest registry is available at


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Billy Ray ("Bill") Koone, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Billy Ray ("Bill") Koone
© 2020 The Padgett & King Mortuary & Crematory. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy