Ted Billington

Ted Billington
May 23, 1936 – December 10, 2018

Ted Billington, 82, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018, in his Bryan home.  A visitation will be held from 5 to 7pm, Thursday, December 13, 2018, at Callaway Jones Funeral Centers in Bryan.  A second visitation will be held Sunday, December 16th, from 1:30 to 3pm, at Kornerstone Funeral Home in Plainview, Texas, with his funeral service immediately following.  Interment will be at 10am, Monday, December 17th, at the Plainview Memorial Park Cemetery.  Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Ted Billington was born to Arlie and Dorothy Lee Hamby Billington, in Plainview, Texas, where he grew up attending Ninth and Columbia Church of Christ.  He graduated from Plainview High school in 1954 where he participated as a Golden Gloves boxer and then attended Texas Tech University where he was captain of the track team.  He served honorably in the United States Army stationed in Germany from 1956 to 1957.  Upon his return, he met his wife of 58 years, Billie, at the movie theatre in Plainview where she worked.  They were married on January 22, 1960 and grew a family of three children, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  Ted was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He worked tirelessly, not only to support his family, but to serve the community by helping fund the establishment of many prominent local businesses in the Bryan-College Station area as Vice President at several local banking institutions. He loved to travel, especially to Las Vegas with Billie and his brother Keith, and to attend sporting and school events of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

His parents, Arlie and Dorothy Billington; his sisters Patsy Ferguson and Peggy Young; and his brother-in-law Denson Adkins precede Ted in death.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Jo Billington; his children Teddi Ferrante, Brian Billington and wife Cynthia, and Jill Borowiec and husband Jeff; his grandchildren Allison, Lindsay, Brandon, Jackson, and Madeline; his great-grandchildren Daphney, Mia, Sabastian, and Westley; his brother Keith Billington and wife Cindy, of Plainview; his sister, Donna Adkins, of Gadsden, Alabama; and other relatives.

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  1. Billie,

    Sandra and I were saddened to learn of Ted’s passing. We remember many pleasant nights playing cards with the two of you and of course my years of working for Ted. Our thoughts are with you.

    Bill Cason

  2. I am saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. B. He was always so nice and quiet. Very pleasant. Yet he possessed a funny side to him as well. I remember Mr. B from working at Citibank. He would always rattle the change in his pockets and head to the vending machine for a snack He will be greatly missed. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5.

  3. Mr. Billington and I worked together starting at University National Bank and ending at Citibank. He was a kind and professional man. My deepest condolences on his passing.

  4. Keith/Cindy, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I pray for your comfort and peace as you enter these holidays without your loved ones. My love to you both.
    Sara Jane

  5. For generations our family has known, worked with, respected and admired Ted Billington. Always a gentleman, Ted exemplified the qualities of honesty, dignity, and empathy most desired in any leader of a financial institution.

    His presence will be missed in this city as well as in many lives he touched and by all who knew him.

    Please accept my sincere condolences for your great loss.

  6. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr Ted Billington I very much admired his honesty , he was always a gentlemen, a Great person who will be very much missed .

    Please accept my and my family’s condolences .

  7. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ted. May the cherished memories you have help sustain you during this time. May your family be comforted by keeping in mind Jesus promise of the hope of everlasting life on earth recorded at John 17:3.

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