FESTUS - Charles W. Billington, 79, formerly of Lilbourn, died Feb. 18, 2003, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City.
Born Dec. 29, 1923, in Lilbourn, son of the late Samuel Elmer and Edna Mae Sheridan Billington, he was a watch repairman before retiring. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
His wife, Hazel M. Duke Billington, survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Lori Billington of Festus; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sammye Downing of Abilene, Texas, and Carol and Gary Houston and Bonnie and Tim Horton of Festus; three brothers, Marion Billington and Burl Billington of Kentucky and Harold Billington of Bertrand; and 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Billington and Earl Billington.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 10:30 a.m. Friday until service time at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Festus-Crystal City. Dr. Richard Adams will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Gamel Cemetery in Festus-Crystal City.
Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home of Arnold is in charge of arrangements.