Billy Joe Pilgrim, 79, of Memphis, Tenn. passed away at his residence on July 24, 2018. He was born on Nov. 19, 1938 in Dyersburg, Tenn. to the late Elvin Lee Pilgrim and Lela Blanch Smith Pilgrim. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Gloria “Penny” Pilgrim of Memphis; two sons, Charles Pilgrim of Hendersonville, Tenn. and James Boettcher (Sherry) of Southaven; three daughters, Billie Ruth Applegate (Jerry) of Hernando, Bridgett Evon Odom of Southaven and Christina Marie Mangum (Carl) of Byram; two brothers, Robert Lee Pilgrim of Lincoln, Ark. and Jerry Pilgrim (Judy) of Conyers, Ga. ; two sisters, Helen Jean Deanman of Ray City, Ga. and Jennie Seaman of Mobile, Ala.; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Mr. Pilgrim was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Colonial Hills Baptist Church (7701 US-51, Southaven, MS 38671) with a funeral service following at 12:30 p.m. Interment will take place at Pleasant Point Cemetery in Paris, Tenn. at a later date. Arrangements made by Twin Oaks Funeral Home 662-349-9720.