Mr. William "Bill" Howard Childress, 84, of Linden, passed away Sunday January 13, 2019 at his home. He was born in Pikeville, Kentucky to the late Bozier Hatten Childress and Ida May Childress. He was owner/operator of Complete Automotive and an Assembly of God Minister. He was a member of the Lighthouse Tabernacle Assembly of of God, loved cattle farming and reading his Bible. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by a son Joe Lee Bowman and brothers Fred and Bobo Childress. Survivors include his wife Anna Childress, a daughter Gloria (Scott) Ashworth of Pella, Iowa, Greg (Amanda) Childress of Linden, Michael (Kim) Childress of Manchester, Donald (Sylvia) Bowman of Lansing, Michigan and Doug (Alice) Bowman of Waterford, Michigan, grandchildren Nadja Barrantes, Dalton Childress, Colton Ewing, Clark Ewing, Lucas Childress, Andrew Childress, Hannah Houser, Autumn Houser, Jennifer Childress, Chris Childress, Lauren Ashworth, Sarah Gardner, Kristina Bowman, Cass Bowman, Jonathan Bowman, Christie Crabtree, Jennifer Lauckner and Sherri Bowman, great-grandchildren Liam, Emma, Cole and Hazel Lou Childress, a brother Eugene Childress and a host of other loving family members and many, many friends.