Larry Dean Billings
1940 - 2021
Billings, Larry Dean

March 14, 1940 - February 7, 2021

Mr. Larry Dean Billings, 80, of Winston-Salem, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Brookridge Baptist Retirement Community.

Larry was born March 14, 1940, the youngest of 4 boys, in North Wilkesboro to M.Russell and Mary Snow Billings. He graduated from Appalachian State University. After teaching history for a few years in Winston-Salem, he spent most of his career in human resources. He worked both in the private sector and the State of North Carolina, serving as Director of Human Resources for the NC Department of Transportation, where he was awarded The Order of the Longleaf Pine, recognizing his dedication and service to the State of NC. He completed his career working for Winston Personnel as an executive recruiter. He attended Calvary Baptist Church, where he spent many years assisting with Wednesday evening dinners. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his brothers, R.J. Billings and Leo Billings.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Glenna Anderson Billings; daughter, Kimberly Billings Crotts and husband Brent Crotts of Archdale; brother, Donald R. Billings and wife Rhoda B. Billings of Lewisville; brother-in-law, Bobby Locke of Winston-Salem; several beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; and his much-loved dog, Sasha and granddog, Bella.

A private service will be held a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brookridge Baptist Retirement Community, 1199 Hayes Forest Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106 or Brighton Gardens of Winston-Salem, 2601 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.

Online condolences may be made to

Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel

3315 Silas Creek Parkway

Winston-Salem, NC 27103
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Published by Winston-Salem Journal on Feb. 14, 2021.
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Larry was indeed a second father to myself and my sister as well as our kids. He , Glenna, and Kim have been in our lives since Sherry and I were young kids and we love them as our family. We will miss Larry, "Poppsee", as my niece Mary Elizabeth, coined him- was indeed a beacon in our lives and though we all left Winston shortly after college, it wasn't a trip or a phone call to home that we didn't always ask about "Popsee" and Glenna. Larry, we love you and will always love you- Thank you for being such an incredible person- Your legend and love is always with us- now, rest our angel and know we miss you and love you- Derrick, Cater, and Caroline Sherry & Mary Elizabeth
Derrick Johnson
February 14, 2021
So sorry to hear of Larry passing. Him and Glenna were good friends of ours when we first moved in town in 1980.
Peggy Gill
February 14, 2021