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Tennessee interstate exit named after Billy Graham

An interstate exit in Johnson City has been named after famed evangelist Billy Graham.
 Reverend Billy Graham, 99, passed away on Wednesday, morning at 8:00am at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. Graham passed away of natural causes, according to Graham spokesman Jeremy Blume.
Reverend Billy Graham, 99, passed away on Wednesday, morning at 8:00am at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. Graham passed away of natural causes, according to Graham spokesman Jeremy Blume. (KY3)
Published: Jul. 15, 2020 at 8:42 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - An interstate exit in Johnson City has been named after famed evangelist Billy Graham.

CBS affiliate WJHL reported that Exit 24 on I-26 was officially changed to the “Billy Graham Memorial Interchange” Wednesday morning.

There was a naming ceremony which took place along the interstate.

Senator Rusty Crowe had requested it be renamed in Graham’s honor.

WJHL reported that Graham’s grandson, William Franklin Graham IV, attended the ceremony.

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