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Davidson County Government
913 Greensboro Street, Suite 401
PO Box 1067
Lexington, NC 27292

Ph. (336) 242-2200
Fax (336) 248-8440

Robert Hyatt, County Manager
Zeb Hanner, Asst. County Manager

Commissioner Billy Joe Kepley was born on January 16, 1936, in Davidson County. He and his wife, Kathy, have been married for fifty-one years.  They reside in the Welcome community and attend United Methodist Church. They have four children; Chad, Shane, Wyatt and Lisha.

Commissioner Kepley graduated from North Davidson High School and studied electrical engineering at Indiana Technical College. He attended the National School of Aeronautics specializing in Traffic and Sales from 1955-1956. Commissioner Kepley was employed with Eastern Airlines for seven months during 1956. He was employed with Western Electric for eleven years, from 1956-1967. From 1958-1961, Commissioner Kepley served in the United States Air Force as a flight line mechanic.  He was employed with Bell Telephone Labs for eight years, from 1967 to 1975. He was employed with Southern Bell Telephone for twelve years, from 1975 to 1987. In 1987, Commissioner Kepley retired with thirty yars of service under the A&T Bell System Umbrella. Commissioner Kepley has been a registered and licensed North Carolina professional photographer since 1958. In 1989 he began work as a community sawmill operator, and in 1996 he began work as a hay farmer.

Commissioner Kepley currently serves on the North Carolina Department of Transportation Advisory Committee, the Piedmont Triad Rural Planning Organization, the High Point Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Rural Transportation Advisory Committee.   Commissioner Kepley is serving his sixth non-consecutive term as County Commissioner, and his current term expires December, 2014.

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