James Billings, 83

FULTON, NY – James Billings, 83, of Fulton, passed away Sunday May 3, 2015, at Van Duyn, Syracuse, NY.

He was born in Syracuse, to the late Thomas and Marian (Gilbert) Billings.

Mr. Billings was a resident of Lysander for most of his life.

He was past employed as a truck driver and later retired from Griffin Environmental, Baldwinsville, NY.

Mr. Billings was a member of the Lamson Grange and Little Utica Methodist Church.

He enjoyed playing Bingo.

Mr. Billings is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeannette Billings of Lysander; their eight children: Nancy (Richard) Stellingwerf of Fulton, Robert (Mo) Billings of Baldwinsville, Janice Conefry of North Carolina, James (Julie) Billings of Baldwinsville, Mary (Frank) Gardner of Florida, Barbara (Doug) Lequo of Ithaca, NY, Elizabeth (Dave) Jarrett of Bridgeport, NY, and Betty (Victor) Clovis of Solvay, NY; three siblings: Fred Billings of Oklahoma,  Harold Billings of Florida and Ronald Billings of Fulton; nine grandchildren: Jennifer, Brian, Nicole, Vincent, Jonathan, Brendon, Megan, Emmanuel and Cosgrove; four great-grandchildren: Riley, Julieanna, Conner and T.J.; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service and burial will be held 3 p.m. Friday at Jacksonville Cemetery, with Rev. Vivian Summerville officiating.

The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton, has care of the arrangements.