Washington County Sheriff's Office Memorial Page

Semper Memoria

Gone But Not Forgotten


Captain Billy Mitchell

Captain Billy Mitchell
February 14, 1969 - January 21, 2009

He attended St. Mary’s Church and was a member of Fudge’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Surgoinsville. Billy graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School, Class of ‘87, where he played football, having been undefeated his senior year. He attended Walters State University and East Tennessee State University.

In 1993, Billy began working in the old jail, working his way up the ranks to field training officer and assistant administrator. He was currently second in command at the Washington County Detention Center, where he was a fifteen-year veteran. He served on the S.O.R.T. Team and the Gang Task Force. He was a former Mason.

Known as a loving, giving, and comical man, Billy had a big heart and was always helping others. His wife and daughter were most important to him. He had a true passion for helping children and always participated in the Angel Tree Program. Billy was also very patriotic and had an admiration for the members of the Armed Forces.

In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a trust fund for Billy’s daughter, Madison. These memorials may be sent to Cheri Quick, Washington County Detention Center, P.O. Box 97, Jonesborough, TN 37659.

Cook Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson
August 17, 1925 - April 7, 2007

Mr. Thompson was a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II having served on the submarine USS Dace. He retired from the U.S. Navy Reserves in 1962.

Mr. Thompson also retired in 1989 from the Mountain Home Veterans Affairs Medical Center as a chef after forty-five years of service.

More currently Mr. Thompson was employed at the Washington County Detention Center as a supervising cook.

Detention Officer Tim Williams

Tim Williams
May 19, 1970 - May 5, 2007

Officer Tim Williams passed away unexpectedly May 5, 2007 while on a family trip to Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Tim was the son of the late Harold Williams and is survived by his mother and sister. He also leaves behind the love of his life, wife, Aimee; son Jacob; daughter Callie.

Tim was a lifetime resident of the Tri-Cities area, most recently residing in the Gray Community. Tim's passion was farming, and he enjoyed very much the peacfulness of the outdoors. Tim was a good friend and a coworker to his second family - 4th platoon.









Detention Officer Chris Waddell

Chris Waddell
July 25, 1949 - August 22, 2008

Retired Detention Officer Chris Waddell passed away unexpectedly August 22, 2008.Chris had lived in Johnson City for 32 years.

She had worked for the City of Johnson City in the Water Department for ten years and recently retired from Washington County Sheriff’s Office, having served as a deputy sheriff and correctional officer since 1998.

Chris is survived by three brothers a sister, two aunts, her cousin,and her beloved dog, Kayla.



Detention Officer Tim Williams

Virgil E. Good
July 31, 1940 - September 23, 2009

Virgil Eugene Good, 70, 1516 Gray Station Road, Jonesborough, passed away at his residence Wednesday, September 23, 2009, with his family at his side.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County and a son of the late Stewart and Anne Nelson Good.

Virgil Good worked for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for 14 years as a school crossing guard. He mostly worked at the Sulphur Springs Elementary School but would gladly travel to any school where he was most needed. Virgil loved being a crossing guard and he especially loved being around the people. Virgil will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to know him.

Survivors include three daughters, Tina Fogarty and her husband, Mark, Jonesborough, Penny Clark and Michael Hall, Johnson City, and Crystal Good and Mark Rees, Gray; two sons, Robert Good and his wif e, Sandy, Fall Branch, and Todd Good and Brittany Smallwood, Jonesborough; two sisters, Linda Dye and Sue Hardin, of Johnson City; a brother, Luther Good and his wife, Shirley, Gray; twelve grandchildren, Matthew and Janet Harris, Samantha, Tabitha, Sonja, Zachary, Amber and Taylor Good, Cynthia Clark, Skyler Smallwood, Melissa Poore and Kimberly Broyles; Five great-grandchildren, Abigail and Morgan Good, Kaylee and Peyton Harris and Jacolyn Poore; Several nieces and nephews.



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