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Henry John Billings

July 28, 1930 — March 9, 2024

Donna

Henry John Billings, 93, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2024, at his residence in Donna. 

Henry loved the Valley.  Growing up he spent a short time living in Smiley, Texas and then Mercedes, where he attended school.  He and Mildred married and raised their three children in Edinburg.  Because of his career of 46 years with Magic Valley Electric, they eventually moved to Donna where he enjoyed working outside in his shed and puttering in his small orchard.  Every tool in his shed and every paper in his office had a place.  He could tell you exactly where to find anything.  Henry loved to work.  In his early years, he also was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He always had many stories about hunting and his grandchildren have been repeating those stories for the last few days. 

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Billings; a daughter, Connie Deloach; a grandson, Justin Deloach; and brothers Carroll, Eddie, and Dan Billings.

Mr. Billings is survived by two children, James C. Billings (Jackie), John Billings (Brenda); four grandchildren—Michael (Jen), Lori (Colby) Bryan (Jen), Matt (Bayli); ten great-grandchildren—Riley, Tyler, Emilie, Ella, Sydney, Audrey, Ethan, Ayden, Austin, and Ella; six siblings, Velma Dirks, Rosie Webber, Helen Lombard, Lillian Morava, Keith Billings, Gene Billings; and five caregivers, Lydia Escobedo, Danny Escobedo, Irma Escobedo, Darlene Romero, and Randy Romero. We are also so very grateful for everyone at Amavi Hospice who helped us the last seven months.

Henry requested to have graveside services only and they will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2024, at Highland Memorial Park in Weslaco. Pallbearers will be Mike Billings, Riley Billings, Tyler Billings, Colby McAlexander, Randy Romero, and Danny Escobedo.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shoe Bank at Edinburg First United Methodist Church, 3707 W. University Drive/TX-Hwy 107, Edinburg, TX 78541

Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg.

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Monday, March 18, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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