Larry Billington

Chapel service for Larry Billington, 71, of Lake J.B. Thomas is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel, Morton, Texas, with the Rev. Harold Harrison officiating.Burial will be in Morton Memorial Cemetery under direction of Ellis Funeral Home.Larry died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in his residence. He was born Sept. 29, 1940, in Causey, N.M., to Dink and Mattie (Dewbre) Billington. He married Kathryn Neely in Odessa on June 16, 1964. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jacky Shipp and Grady Billington.In his early life he lived in the Morton area. He obtained his GED from Odessa High School. He was in the U.S. Army National Guard. He attended Emily Griffith Opportunity School, studying electronics. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Hobbs, where he worked in the oil field.Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Billington; three sons, Gary and Mary Billington of Henderson, Darrell and Tamarah Billington of Henderson and Dennnis and Linda Billington of Mertzon; three daughters, Katrina and Bill Hooton of Big Spring, Cheryl and Steve Hall of Lake J.B. Thomas and Teri Billington of Montague, Mass.; three sisters, Shirley Peden of Roswell, N.M., and Sandra Kay Trotter and Glenda Mearl Ewing and husband Jim, both of Hobbs, N.M; three brothers, Billy Shipp and wife Bobbi of Albuquerque, Sam Billington and wife Connie of Hobbs, N.M., and Danny Billington and wife Sharon of Big Spring; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.Memorials may be sent to Home Hospice, 111 E. Seventh St., Big Spring, Texas 79720; or Gifts of Hope Inc., P.O. Box 1325, Midland, Texas 79702.