Bruce Montgomery Billingsley, age 85, of Benton; passed away Saturday December 9, 2006. He was born on July 6, 1921 in Gravelly, Arkansas to the late Ben and Janie Billingsley. Mr. Billingsley was retired from the U. S. Navy and retired from Alcoa. He was a member of the New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, the Fleet Reserves and the V.F.W. Mr. Billingsley was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Maxine Billingsley; three brothers, Robert, Tom and Joe Billingsley and one sister, Elaine Pettus.
He is survived by three sisters, Inez Hart of Salem, Arkansas, Bennie Purifoy of Bauxite, Arkansas and Nell Massey and husband Leon of Traskwood, Arkansas and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Hart, Dennis Massey, Wayne Massey, Dillardwayne Pettus, Robert Purifoy and Don Billingsley.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday night at Ashby Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Rev. Carl Wright will be officiating.