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Stanley A. Billings

Funeral services for Stanley A. Billings, 78, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 15, 2023, in the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Billings passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at Cedarhurst West Plains, surrounded by his family.


He was born December 31, 1944, at Burlison, Tennessee, to Alfred Andy Billings and Bernice Cousar Billings. On May 30, 1981, he was married at Hoxie, Arkansas, to Debra Grissom. He was a graduate of Munford High School (Tennessee), Class of 1962. Mr. Billings began working for Sears Roebuck & Co. at the age of 17, shortly after graduating. He was the owner and operator of the Sears store in West Plains for several years in the 90’s. He held several other jobs throughout his life and retired from the United States Postal Service in 2017. He believed in the importance of hard work and instilled this value in his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed golfing and was a car enthusiast. He loved his family and his two dachshunds, Kiefer and Beau, very much, and was looking forward to the upcoming birth of another great grandson.


He is survived by his wife, Debra Billings, of the family home; three daughters, Tara Billings, West Plains, Stacy Prewett and husband, Joe, West Plains, and Angela Stasney and husband, Jason, West Plains; four grandchildren, Mallory Snodgras and husband, David, Alex Prewett and wife, Kate, Tatum Stasney, and Bridgette Stasney; four great grandchildren, Hollis Snodgras, Myles Prewett, Brady Gaines, and Emma Gaines; sister-in-law, Pam Grissom; nephews Zach Mullen, Mike Billings, Ken Billings, and niece, Debbie Billings; special cousin, Charlotte Woods; and many other relatives and friends.


His parents, brother, Paul Bernard Billings, mother-in-law, Virginia Bellah Grissom, and father-in-law, Edwin Doyle Grissom, preceded him in death.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at Langston Street Chapel. Burial will be at Howell Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Chaos Closet or Birthday Blessings and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.  Online condolences may be expressed at