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William Talmage Studstill

April 7, 1937 — January 21, 2016

William Talmage Studstill, Sr. (Billy) passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Born on April 7, 1937 in Americus, Georgia to J.T. and Essie Studstill, Billy, (known as Hoss by Coach Jim Luck) excelled on the athletic fields in Americus, where he was the quarterback for the Americus High Panthers, catcher for the baseball team (State Champs '53,'54), and a letterman on the basketball team. After meeting the love of his life at age 15 at a JV football game, Sarah N. Howell, they married March 16, 1958. While attending Georgia Tech, Billy played for the Yellow Jackets as quarterback for the freshman football team and catcher for the baseball team for four years, and was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity (Gamma Alpha 948). After graduating with an Industrial Engineering degree in 1959, Billy began an extensive career which spanned over forty years in electrical and mechanical engineering design with Southern D.E., Georgia Power, Southern Company, Southern Solar, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Monsanto, and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Billy was a true Tech man, bled White and Gold, loved the Varsity, boiled peanuts, barbecue, fishing, and his family. His unconditional love, unwavering support, quiet wisdom, and generosity touched so many lives. He will be missed so very much, yet he will be with us always. In addition to Sarah, Billy is survived by his three children - daughter Catherine and husband Steve Lasher; son Bill Studstill, Jr. and wife Anne; daughter Leigh and husband Ted Harris; and 7 beloved grandchildren - Natalie, Will, Tate, Lisa, Bruce, Talmage, and John, all of Atlanta. A visitation for family and friends in Atlanta will be held Sunday, January 24 from 2-4 p.m. at A.S. Turner and Sons, 2773 N. Decatur Rd., Decatur, GA 30033, with services and burial following at a later date in Americus, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates your gifts of love and support, or donations may be made to your favorite charity in memory of William T. Studstill, Sr. He that hath knowledge spareth his words; and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. Proverbs 17:27

Funeral Home:
A.S. Turner
2773 N. Decatur Road
Decatur, GA

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