Welcome to Smith Miner

Edwin G. Billingsley, 81, of Midland, passed away on October 29, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center. He was born on February 27, 1938 to the late Forest E. Billingsley and Beulah B. Woods. On April 23, 1960 he married Janet Hepinstall and they had 59 wonderful years together.

Edwin worked at Hemlock Semi-Conductor and retired in 1994. He also served his country in the United States Marine Corp. Edwin enjoyed woodworking, riding his Harley motorcycle, as well as coaching football and baseball teams. Edwin was a part of the Eagle Scouts Troup 76 of Sanford. He also volunteers on many projects at Sanford Museum, he was especially proud of the Logging Big Wheel Project. He went on many mission trips with St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, and Messiah Lutheran Church.

Edwin is survived by his wife Janet, children, Deborah (Patrick) Sandow, and Patrick (JoEllen) Billingsley as well as his grandchildren, Caitlyn (Mitchell), Spencer, Emmanuel, DJ, Aubrey, Brett, Peyton, Graham, and a great grandson who is on the way. He is also survived by his brothers and sister, John (Michelle) Billingsley, Barbara (Israel) Davila, Bernard (Patty) Billingsley, Tom (Joan) Billingsley, Walter (Clarissa) Billingsley, Mike (Vicki) Billingsley and sister-in-law Kathy Francis.

Edwin was predeceased by his infant sons Robin and Graham Billingsley, brother, Forrest D. Billingsley, sister-in-law Patsy Thurston, and brother-in-law Jim Hepinstall.

A Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 am on Monday, November 4, 2019 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home with Pastor Megan Crouch officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 4-7pm and Monday Nov 4 from 10am until the time of the service at Smith-Miner Funeral Home.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Pardee Cancer Treatment Fund or the Rock Steady MidMichigan for Parkinson’s.

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Billingsley family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.





Condolence Messages

  1. Gordon & Dianne Lloyd

    04 November 2019 2 years ago

    Keeping you in Our Thoughts and Prayers. Praying that memories will bring you Peace and Comfort.
    Gordon & Dianne Lloyd

  2. Dotty Vandenberg

    02 November 2019 2 years ago

    We are both so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Bill was glad he got to see you both a couple of weeks ago. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    Dotty and Bill

  3. Kolleen (Johnson) Smith

    02 November 2019 2 years ago

    I am so sad to hear of the loss of your dad. I remember him as always smiling and a happy man. My heart breaks for your family.
    ❤️ Kolleen (Johnson) Smith

  4. Elaine Sollner

    02 November 2019 2 years ago

    Jan, please accept my sympathies. If we were in Midland I would tell you this in person. But we are in Arizona for the winter. So sorry for your loss. Will keep you in our prayers.💕 Love always Ron and Elaine Sollner

  5. Kirk Havel

    02 November 2019 2 years ago

    Hi Jan, I am thinking of you and remembering the wonderful association I had with you and Ed. He was one special
    guy who now finds a blessed home in the saints of heaven. May God comfort you and your family with the hope-filled
    promises of God. May peace be with you. Pastor Kirk Havel (And Sandy)

  6. Aubrey your grand daughter

    01 November 2019 2 years ago

    Uh hi grandpa…I just wanna say I’m sorry I can’t make it to your funeral but I’m there by heart. I love you so much my heart aches that your gone. Love ya more!

  7. cindy r snyder

    01 November 2019 2 years ago

    Ed will be missed, he was a great Christian gentleman.

  8. Jerry McEwen

    01 November 2019 2 years ago

    Dear Jan, Pat, Debby and family,
    My tears flow at this news. Our years in Midland, and ever since were so Blessed by the Billingsleys. I consider it the greatest honor to have known Ed, to have him as a friend. May God comfort you with His Love.
    In His Love. Jerry M

Leave Your Condolence

Please share your message of condolence with the family, It will be visible to the public but your email address will not be published.

*Required Field