Billy D. Appling, Sr., age 81 of Gardendale passed away Friday, January 29, 2010. Survivors include his wife, Louise Appling; sons: Robert Hill, Casey Fannin, Billy D. Appling, Jr., and Derek Appling; daughters: Janet Dennis and Donna Yekalis; 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; brother, Barney Appling; sisters: Katherine Jennings and Edith Tolbert. His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 1, 2010 at Ridout's Gardendale Chapel with burial in Oakwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Gardendale Chapel, 205.631.6252 in Gardendale, AL.