Return to Class of 1962

James Billingsley12/17/2018
James Joseph Billingsley, age 74 of Prairie City, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Prairie City United Methodist Church.

Military rites will be provided by the Iowa National Guard Honor Team. The family will greet friends following the service at a luncheon at the church. Memorials may be directed to the Mosaic Homes in Logan, Iowa, or Make-A-Wish Foundation. Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com

The son of James Edward and Betty Marcella (Watters) Billingsley, Jim was born on December 18, 1943, in Knoxville, Iowa. He attended high school in Knoxville. Jim served in the United States Army during Vietnam.

On September 15, 1962, he was united in marriage to Gloria Jean Jordan.

Jim worked at Armstrong for several years and then ran the P.C. Café in Prairie City until its closing. He finished out his career in sales prior to his retirement. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and watching Fox News.
James Billings
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Gloria; three daughters, Sheila (Brent) Vander Leest, Bobbi (Michael) Streeter, and Wanda (Kyle) Van Houweling; six grandchildren, Jamie Wyngarden, Tyler Vander Leest, Adam (Amy) Streeter, Seth (Jessica) Streeter, Courtney Van Houweling, and Koby Van Houweling; and five great-grandchildren, Blake and Brody Wyngarden, Rowen and Kentlee Streeter, and Ezra Streeter.

Also surviving are two sisters, Sharon (Richard) Boner and Karen (Douglas) Vander Krol, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding Jim in death were his parents, Jim and Betty and his grandparents.