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Paul S. Billings

November 3, 1938 September 10, 2020
Paul S. Billings
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BILLINGS, Paul S.
11/3/1938 – 9/10/2020
Age 81 yrs, of Omaha
Proudly served his country in the United States Navy
Survived by wife, Patricia, son, Craig Billings (Sandy), daughters, Barbara Brown, Jodi (Ron) Kosiba, four grandchildren, four great grandchildren and two sisters.

This is the story of Paul Sylvester Billings. Every word of this story is true, well, mostly true. I’ll let you decide that for yourself.
Paul was born on November 3, 1938 to Cliff and Lillian Billings. He was the fourth of the five children in the Billings clan. It is quite common for middle children in families to be a bit more problematic and my father was no exception. (This is the point where family members can reflect back to those times, and friends can probably imagine the kind of child he was.)
In the fall of 1956, the United States Navy called upon Paul to join its ranks of sailors in service of our country. During his three-year navy enlistment, he took great pride in his ships’ involvement of the first expeditionary mission to Antarctica. He fortunate enough to make that trip twice. (Dad had lots of good stories about the ports, the penguins, sea duty.)
As the story goes, life changed forever after his enlistment ended. Often when one chapter of a life closes, another opens and for Paul, this chapter continued for the rest of his life – enter Patricia Asa. And what a ride it has been for them for the last 58 years! Their time was filled with 3 incredible children: (I can say that because I am writing the story) Craig, Barbara, and Jodi, 4 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren, plus another great grandchild due next month. They lived in 5 states, lived in 15 different houses, owned a motel in the Big Thompson Canyon in Colorado, drove over 200 cars (at least 3 were old Mustangs), played close to 200 games of poker with family and friends, drank gallons (really?!) of Jack Daniels, smoked way too many cigars, played thousands of solitaire games (both with a deck and on the computer), and read more that 400 books over the last 8 years. The numbers are impressive but also reflective of his spirit and will.
My dad loved his family with all of his heart. He and mom were a team; always playing together as a team when there were losses with the wins. Dad was a man of few words, but when he spoke, we listened. He knew. He saw. He cared. He was wise like that. He was kind like that.
Our family will miss Paul Sylvester Billings – husband, father, grandfather, and friend – to the depths of our souls. Our little family stands together to mourn him and remember him. That’s life, right? We take the ultimate comfort in knowing God has added another of his to his flock.
Goodbye dad. We will keep our powder dry. We have the strength of 10 men because our hearts are pure – because of you.
Love, your family.

Visitation: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 10 am – 12 pm at Braman Mortuary 72nd St. Chapel
Private Family Burial at Omaha National Cemetery with full military honors
In lieu of flowers memorials to: St. Jude Hospital or The Salvation Army

To sign the guest book and share a memory visit: bramanmortuary.com

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Wednesday

16

Sep

10:00 AM 9/16/2020 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9/16/2020 12:00:00 PM
Braman Mortuary

1702 North 72nd Street
Omaha, NE 68114

Braman Mortuary
1702 North 72nd Street Omaha 68114 NE
United States

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Omaha National Cemetery Final Resting Place

14250 Schram Road
Omaha, NE 68138

14250 Schram Road Omaha 68138 NE
United States
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