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Memorial Service

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
Friday May 27th, 2022
12:00pm

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Willie Dee Billingsley, Jr.

Willie Dee Billingsley, Jr., 81, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Mission Hospital McDowell.

 

He was born in Franklin, Tennessee on August 03, 1940 to the late Willie Dee Billingsley, Sr. and Elizabeth Elsie Wilson Billingsley.

 

A loving father and grandfather, Willie was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a retired painting contractor. He enjoyed working in his garden, and traveling the world with his late wife.

 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Billingsley; and five sisters, Betty Jean Peay, Billie Lou Kent, Mary “Tizzie” Noles, Verna Mae Francis, and Dorothy “Dot” Van Eick.

 

He is survived by his four children, Christina “Tina” Meischeid (Steve), Terri Purnell Leggett, Charles “Bucky” Purnell (Toni), and David Billingsley (Julie); six grandchildren, Samantha, Beth, Ashley, Lee, Jessica, and Caroline; thirteen great grandchildren; one brother, Aubrey Billingsley (Barbara); and a brother-in-law, Bob Francis.

 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 12:00 noon at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with Rev. Ryan Bennett officiating. Following the service, Willie and Patricia will be inurned in the cemetery’s columbarium.


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Samantha Robinson Apr 3 2022 7:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Willie Billingsley, Jr.

Roosevelt Mackey Mar 31 2022 8:36 AM

I hope you are reunited with Pat. Gonna miss your great sense of humor. RIP Jr. love you!!

Paul & Sherry Delancey Mar 29 2022 1:09 PM

Good by my old frend

Ronald smith Mar 28 2022 6:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Willie Billingsley, Jr.

Ronald Smith Mar 28 2022 6:29 PM

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Sandi Byer Mar 28 2022 6:13 PM

Jr. AKA pappy Was great man, and will be greatly missed.

Sandi Byer Mar 28 2022 6:12 PM

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