Longtime Alabama Baptist pastor William O’Neal Billingsley died Oct. 1. He was 84.
A Thorsby native, Billingsley was a pastor for more than 47 years, serving at New Home Baptist Church, Titus; Goshen Baptist Church; Refuge Baptist Church, Tallassee; and two stints at Marbury Baptist Church.
He also served in the Alabama Army National Guard and retired as a lieutenant colonel after 44 years of service.
Billingsley is survived by his wife, Carolyn; daughter, Karen; son, Randy; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.