Billy Gene Billings, 74, of Garfield, Arkansas, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers, Arkansas. He was born April 14, 1930, in Pueblo, Colorado, to Esco Ray Billings and Lorea Miller Billings. He retired in 1993 from Union Carbide after 20 years of service. He was an active member of the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ in Rogers and served as an Elder. He enjoyed playing country music and was active in nursing home ministry. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his seven grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Esco Billings, Jr. Survivors are his wife of 52 years, Norma Melton Billings whom he married June 13, 1952; daughters, Lucy Minardi and Lucy's husband, Jim of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, Beverly Parrish and Beverly's husband, Robert of Bentonville, Arkansas; one son, Bill Billings and Bill's wife, Donna of Buckner, Missouri; one brother, James Billings and Jim's wife, Rose of Pueblo, Colorado; seven grandchildren, Laura, A.J. , and Luke Minardi, Levi and Dyland Parrish, Carrie and Caleb Billings. Funeral services will held 10 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2005, at the Sisco Funeral Home Chapel, 1312 N. Curtis, in Pea Ridge, Arkansas. Also a graveside committal service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2005, at Mountain View Cemetery, 1315 Acero Avenue, in Pueblo, Colorado. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Norma and All: Your loss is our loss. We will keep uncle Bill alive within our hearts and remember all the goodthings he gave us, His music, laughter,a–n–d chiggers.
    Love Ya, Danny

  2. I was so sorry to read about Billy’s passing and sorry for your loss. Billy went to school with my brother, Donald Lee Baker. Don passed in 1974.

  3. Norma and cousins: We are sorry we could not attend the services and offer you our deepest sympathies. I will always treasure the wonderful memories and times we all enjoyed, whether it was playing music or learning the meaning of REAL work on the farm. I bet Uncle Bill is singing right now – just in a better place! Love Jerry and Sheila

  4. We are sorry for your loss, but we know he is in a better place and at rest. We love you all.

    Sheila and Lois Billings

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