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1936 Al 2022

Al Billings

October 1, 1936 — September 4, 2022

Al Billings, age 85 of Puryear, TN, died Sunday, September 4, 2022, in Paris, TN.

He retired after many years in the construction business where he worked as a lead carpenter.  He was a member of the Carpenter’s Union in Chicago, IL.  Al was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean War conflict.  He loved his Boxer dogs, Red, Buster, Titus, and Lulu.  He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and being around people, especially his friends and family.

Al was born October 1, 1936, in Dott, WV, to the late William C. Billings and the late Cora Tilly Billings.

He is survived by two daughters, Sue (Tom) Zawacki of AZ, and Rebecca (Jerry) Trees of NC; his former spouse, Lori Billings; nine grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Ruth Doell, on September 1, 2022; two sons, Michael Billings and Steve Billings; six sisters; and three brothers.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.  The body is to be cremated.  A celebration of life will be held Thursday, September 8, 2022, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with a time of sharing and military honors to begin at 6:00 pm.

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Celebration of Life Visitation

Thursday, September 8, 2022

4:00 - 6:00pm (Central time)

Ridgeway Funeral Home

201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

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Ridgeway Funeral Home

201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242

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