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Charles Lane Billingsley, Sr. left this Earth on January 31, 2014 to be with his beloved wife of 63 years, Jean Sorrells Billingsley. Charles was born in Birmingham, Alabama on October 6, 1928. He married Jean on September 9, 1949. He was a graduate of Samford University (formerly Howard College) with a degree in Business. Charles was in the Houston Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association and Region 1 of the Texas State Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association.
Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Jean and sister, Jean Arthur. He is survived by his children, Cathy Murphy and husband Michael, Charles (Chuck) Billingsley, Jr., Rusty Billingsley and wife Peggy, and Peggy Billingsley; grandchildren, Jeremy Lawson, Jaime Lawson, Patricia Billingsley and her husband Elsi Dushku, and Bryan Billingsley; great-grandson, Jonas Lawson; sisters, Jo Newsome of Nashville, Tennessee and Marti Billingsley of Birmingham, Alabama; a very close cousin, Freida Bearden; along with many other cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is also survived by some very special friends who were considered family, Mary Pankonien, Sharon Epperson, Jackie Ginns and the Lee Ada Ginns Family, Charles McCarver Family, and Julie Sayre.
A private ceremony will be held at Houston National Cemetery on Friday, February 7, 2014 with Military Honors.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Unity Church of Houston, 2929 Unity Drive.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent in Charles' name to Region 1 TCPAAA, 2208 Erikson, La Marque, Texas 77568 or to the . Condolences may be offered at www.millerfuneral.com

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 7, 2014
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