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Rev. Billy Hope Vanderford

June 9, 1937 ~ August 10, 2022 (age 85)


Rev. Billy Hope Vanderford, 85, of Spartanburg, SC went home to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at his home. Born June 9, 1937 in Lockhart, SC, he was the son of the late T.G. and Maude St. John Vanderford.

Rev. Vanderford served in the United States Air Force and was retired from the SC Army National Guard. He pastored at several Free Will Baptist Churches in South and North Carolina. He was a member of Parkway Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include his high school sweetheart of 66 years, Patricia Griffin Vanderford of the home; their children, Gary Vanderford (Jacque) of Boiling Springs, SC, Donna McDowell (Ron) of Inman, SC, and Sheri Crocker (Ronnie) of Gaffney, SC; five grandchildren, Amanda Caldwell (Terry), Brittany McDowell (Justin), Brad Vanderford, Cassidy Perry (Bradley) and Jake Crocker (Karsyn); four great grandchildren, Breyden, Kooper, Jacob, and Kinsley; his brothers, Haskell Floyd Vanderford of Alvin, TX and Frank David Vanderford of Lockhart, SC. He was predeceased by three sisters and one brother.

Visitation will be 12:30 – 1:30 pm Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3615 Parris Bridge Road, Spartanburg, SC 29316. Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm, at the church, conducted by The Rev. Mitchel Edge, The Rev. Wes Murray, and The Rev. John Lee. Burial will follow in Union Memorial Gardens, 1720 Whitmire Highway, Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home of Gary Vanderford, 305 Silhouette Trace, Boiling Springs, SC 29316.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice.

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August 13, 2022

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Parkway Free Will Baptist Church
3615 Parris Bridge Road
Spartanburg, SC 29316

Funeral Service
August 13, 2022

2:00 PM
Parkway Free Will Baptist Church
3615 Parris Bridge Road
Spartanburg, SC 29316


Union Memorial Gardens
1720 Whitmire Highway
Union, SC 29379

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