RICHARD F. BILLINGS SR. MIDDLEBURY - Richard F. Billings Sr., 87, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 4, 2014, at his residence in Middlebury. Richard was born July 10, 1926, in Proctor, the son of the late Fredrick and Rita (Whittemore) Billings. A graduate of Middlebury High School, class of 1943, married Joyce Vera Lee in April of 1951. He served in the United States Army's 43rd Div. in Germany during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Middlebury American Legion Post # 27. He retired as a mechanic from Champlain Construction in 1990. Richard enjoyed square dancing and going on cruises with his wife, card games, cribbage, shuffleboard, camping, hunting, fishing, puttering around and fixing things. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, of Middlebury; his sons, Richard F. Billings Jr. and wife, Jennifer, of Middlebury, and Ronald Billings and wife, Sandra Hodgman, of New Haven; his daughters, Sandra Edwards, of Grand Isle, Janice Denu and husband, Eric, of Bridport, and Connie Billings and companion, Corkey Fuller, of Middlebury; his brother, Rupert Billings, of Orange City, Fla.; and his sister, Lois Parker of Lincoln. Additionally he is survived by his seven grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home, 117 South Main St., Middlebury. Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home, www.sandersonfuneral service.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Addison County Home Health and Hospice at P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Feb. 7, 2014