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.