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June 1st, 1954 - April 27th, 2018
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"Billy left our world April 27th, 2018. Jesus now has “The Best Trim Carpenter” at his side and on his team!"

Billy grew up in Atlanta, attending Our Lady of the Assumption and Ridgeview High School. He made his living as a trim carpenter and was always in high demand.

Billy, our hero, was a man of knowledge seeking his dream! Billy moved to Dahlonega where he met and befriended several local antique dealers. Antique artifacts became his passion and he sold products in several local antique stores in Dahlonega. His specialty was antique knives and repairing broken antiques. Camping and panning were his escapes.

Billy was a selfless man who took time to always help those in need. Countless times for countless friends, Billy would come over to their place to assist them in their needs.

Billy has joined his mother and father, William H Fricker and Kathleen D Fricker. He leaves behind brothers and sisters Anne (Bud), Barbara (John), Scott (Kathy), and Mike, girlfriend and best friend Deb Harrelson, cousins scattered all over the US, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and friends who will sorely miss Billy.

Please join us in a celebration of Billy’s life on Friday, June 1st (his birthday) at the River Roost, 2400 Hwy 52 East in Ellijay from 5:30 – 8:00. BBQ will be served. Bring a side dish if you want and your memories to share about Billy.


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Celebrate the Life of
William H. Fricker Jr.

It was a blessing to have known you Billy. We had some interesting times in our much younger days. I was proud of how you turned your life around. You had far more courage than me. I’ll miss you.

Craig Squier May 23 2018

There are so many memories of 50 years growing up together in Sandy Springs and Ridgeview High and then reconnecting in the North Georgia area in 2008 but last Halloween took the cake. He joined myself and best friend Susan Bernhardt Holliday in Cumming for dinner. I answered the door and there he was in a Barbara Bush mask and I jumped about 3 feet as he scared the ? out of me! Oh Billy I miss your humor and grace. You were truly a forever friend. Love, T. Hall

Terry Hall Healy May 23 2018

Billy was the “wind beneath my wings”. He carried me when I could not carry myself…made me laugh when I could not laugh…inspired me when I had no inspiration…and loved me when I didn’t love myself. He was my hero, my companion, my friend. He left an impression on all who knew him, and all who knew him will greatly miss him. His presence in our lives was big…like his big beautiful heart. To all his family, extended family, and friends, I share my deepest condolences for the loss of your dear sweet brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. May our memories of this beautiful soul reside in our hearts and bring us comfort. Love to all…Debi

Debi Harrelson May 15 2018

I must have been 4 or 5, but it was Christmas Eve circa 1985 and we were at my grandparents house, the parents of Billy Goat (as he was affectionately known by his nieces and nephews, of which I am one.) I was in the basement and was told to get on the phone because Santa Clause wanted to talk to me. I could not have been more excited. Years later I would discover it was uncle Billy Goat, but that will always remain one of my favorite holiday memories. Rest In Peace Billy Fricker, you’re family misses you.

Andrew Shapiro May 15 2018

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