Billy Joe “Harbone” Harbison, age 78, of North Port, Fla., formerly of Russellville, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the Venice Regional Hospital in Venice, Fla.

He was born in Logan County, Ky. on Jan. 25, 1942, to the late Perry Methias and Cassie Ellen (Nealy) Harbison.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Russellville, was a United States Army veteran, and retired from TVA after 20 years as a boilermaker.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Carole (Smith) Harbison and his son, Robert Glen Harbison.

Billy Joe is survived by his wife, Ruth Harbison; a brother, Bob Harbison (Barb); a sister, Anice Harbison, and several nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services will be conducted a Maple Grove Cemetery with Bro. Buddy Crabtree officiating.

Young Funeral Home Russellville Chapel is in charge of arrangements.