William Redding (Billy) Solomon, a resident of Birmingham, formerly of Dothan, died Saturday, September 22, 2012, at his home. He was 36.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 25, 2012, in the First United Methodist Church of Dothan with Reverend Dr. James B. Sanders, III and Reverend Dr. Christian Eckert officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory, between Dothan and Headland. Holman-Headland Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2:00 P.M. Tuesday in the parlor of the First United Methodist Church. At other times, the family will be at the home of his parents, Art and Jeanie Solomon, 2021 Stonebridge Road, Dothan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services,P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309 or to the Wiregrass Humane Society, P.O. Box 1045, Dothan, AL 36302 or the charity of your choice.
Billy Solomon was born and reared in Dothan where he was a graduate of Houston Academy. He furthered his education by receiving a degree in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University and later received a Juris Doctorate from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He was employed as an attorney with the law firm of Shealy, Crum & Pike. Billy formerly lived in Dothan, Auburn and Edmond, Oklahoma before moving to Birmingham nine years ago. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Dothan, Alabama Bar Association, and Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. Billy was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Emory and Elsie Solomon and his maternal grandfather, William Nordan.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Stacey Hartley Solomon, and a step-son, Preston Smith, both of Vestavia Hills; his parents, Art and Jeanie Nordan Solomon, Dothan; a sister, Claire Solomon Machamer (Greg), Birmingham; a brother, Tim Solomon (Molly), Brooklyn, NY; maternal grandmother, Vicki Nordan, Abbeville; a nephew, James Redding Machamer, Birmingham.
Serving as active pallbearers will be John David Boone, Hasting Sykes, Tim Cook, Matthew Laymon, Will Shurtz and Travis Keith. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the partners and employees of Shealy, Crum & Pike.