In Memory of



Obituary for Gene Billingsley

Willis Eugene “Gene” Billingsley, 84 of Scaly Mountain, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Gene was born in Macon County to the late James Newton Billingsley and Lillie Hazel Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by nine brothers and sisters. Gene loved gardening, raising cabbage, and working with flowers during his favorite seasons of Spring and Summer.

His is survived by his wife of 61 years Eunice Taylor Billingsley; children, Debra Jean Billingsley Allred (Sidney) of St. Augustine FL: and Ronnie Eugene Billingsley (Tina) of Scaly Mountain, NC; one sister, Gail Head of Scaly Mountain, NC; 3 grandchildren, Clay Allred, Amber Allred, and Kristi Stockton; three great grandchildren, Clara Woods, Abigail Woods and Cam English; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and loved ones from 12 pm to 1pm on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at Macon Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held at Scaly Mountain Methodist Cemetery at 2pm on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.
Rev. Don Bates will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Clay Allred, Keith Billingsley, Chris Gilbert, Jamie Holt, Steve Holt, and Scott Vinson.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Donnie Billingsley, Johnnie Billingsley, Jody Taylor, and Kevin Earp.

Online Condolences can be made at

Macon Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.