Longtime pastor William Billingsley dies at 84

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.

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