Cledon Billington

Cledon Billington, 82, of Amarillo, died on Friday, March 6, 2020.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church with Michael Carter officiating.  Burial will be at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Cledon was born on November 23, 1937 in Tulia to Walter Cleo and Donald Maurine Billington.  He graduated from Tulia Highschool where he met the love his life.  He married Barbara Henderson on June 17, 1955 in Clovis, N.M.  He had worked for Pantex for 16 years, Panhandle Steel Buildings, and started and operated CIB for many years.  He was a member of the Gideons and loved to sing in the choir at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gay Gray; and a sister, Selenda Billington.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Billington of Amarillo; two sons, Mark Billington and wife Debra of Lubbock, Greg Billington and wife Kim of Amarillo; a son-in-law, Steve Gray of Amarillo; a brother, Scottie Billington and wife Fran of Canyon; five grandchildren, Alisha and husband Jason, Bubba, Tiffany, Clark, and Abby; and four great-grandchildren, Lane and wife Shelby, Cade and wife Kylie, Kale, and Landon.

The family suggests memorials be sent to Pleasant Valley Baptist Church of Gideons International.

15 Replies to “Cledon Billington”

  1. I just learned of Cledon’s passing and I rejoice that he is now with the Lord Jesus. He was my big brother and I love him very much. He gave me some life changing advice. My love to Barbara, Greg, Mark, Scottie and all of the family.

  2. Scottie and Fran, Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you, love you both and miss seeing you in SF.

  3. So sorry for the loss of Cledon. May the fond memories you have, the Lord and the love of family and friends give you comfort in the days to come. Love and prayers to you and family. J.L. and Marilyn Kinnaird

  4. Growing up across the street from the Billington family, I knew them all quite well as Gay and I were best friends for years. Cledon was a great father who taught his kids right from wrong and loved them unconditionally. He will be missed by us all. Prayers to the family. Rest in peace Cledon.

  5. We were surprised to hear about Cledon, so very sorry for your loss. Robert & June (Thompson) Wurst (June THS class of 1956)

  6. Standing Tall, a giant of a man, would meet any stranger, with a straight in the eye, firm hand shake “Hello my name is Cledon Billington, “How Ya Doin”
    When Gay died you didn’t want Sorries, We are celebrating Gay’s Life, you’d say, so a page from you book, Cledon I’m celebrating your life but I am going to miss being greeted with a hug and “Hello Cousin”,
    missing you already.

  7. We were so sad to hear about Cledon passing away and Barbara we know you will miss your hubby so much and but we know where he is — in heaven with Jesus! Praying for your family!! Cledon always had a smile on his face!! Love you all!!
    Arlene and Johnny Condren

  8. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Cledon. he was a great person. he will be missed by everyone.

  9. I’m so sorry for your loss! He was a great man and loved by all. God Bless your family. Tracy Browning

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