Curtis Allen Billingsley

Published 5:43 pm Thursday, October 2, 2014

Curtis Allen Billingsley, 84, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City.

Billingsley was born in Clanton on Sept. 20, 1930, to the late William Curtis Billingsley and Martha Martin Billingsley.



He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force retiring in 1972 as a Master Sergeant after 20 years of service.

Following his military career, Billingsley worked for 20 years in furniture sales and management at Heilig-Meyers Furniture Company in downtown Goldsboro.

He was a member of Hood Swamp Friends Church.

We were blessed by the love of a truly honorable, compassionate and humble man, who touched the lives of many people.

Billingsley had a huge heart, always giving and reaching out to others; there wasn’t a stranger he hadn’t met.

He loved to make people laugh. Most would remember the joy that Billingsley’s presence would bring.

Billingsley’s passion was golf and fishing, and if it was a beautiful day he would find a friend to enjoy his hobby.

The family will receive friends Friday, Oct. 3 from 1–2 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service celebrating his life at 2 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. George C. Lee officiating.

Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with military honors.

Billingsley is survived by his wife of 42 years, Naomi Taylor Billingsley; daughters, Deborah Ward and husband Bill of Sanford, Fla., Sharon Baragona and husband Charles of Lake Mary, Fla., Mary Ann Willaford and husband J.B. of Goldsboro and Carla Griffin and husband James of Goldsboro; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He is also survived by a dear friend, Troy Bridgers, and wife Judy.

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