Billy and his wife Alma are both natives of Fredericksburg. They have one son and two grandchildren. He is a graduate of Strayer Junior College of Finance. Billy spent 7 years with the Virginia Department of Transportation, 2 years in the assessment office of Fairfax County and retired from Fredericksburg Savings Bank (formally Fredericksburg Savings and Loan) in 2001 after nearly 25 years. His previous service to the City includes School Board 1988 to 1991 and City Council member 2002 to 2006. He has most recently served on the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center Board.