Born 1-6-1942 -- Died 1-26-2003
Carl E. Billings, age 61, of Holts Summit, Mo., son of the late Leonard and Opal McManus Billings was born Jan. 6, 1942, in Viola. He departed this life Jan. 26, 2003, at his home.
He was united in marriage to Ellen Mildred Keeney Dec. 5, 1981, in New Bloomfield, Mo. He was a 1960 graduate of Viola High School. He was a mechanic by trade and operated Carl's Transports in Holts Summit. He enjoyed the outdoors where he hunted and fished.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters -- Amy Smith of Versailles, Mo., and Carlene Hall of Kansas City, Mo.; one son, Chris Billings of Jefferson City, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; one brother, Howard Billings of Viola; a sister, Linda Billings of Viola; and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by one son, Leonard Billings; one brother, Gary L. Billings, Sr., and his father and mother.
A graveside memorial was Feb. 1 at Liberty Cemetery in Viola with Gary Guiltner officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.