Paul Charles Bills, 85, passed away at 10:45 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2018 at Bethlehem Woods, Fort Wayne. Paul was born on October 11, 1932 in Etna-Troy Township, Whitley County, the son of Charles Alfred and Thelma Odetta Campbell Bills.
Paul attended Troy Center School and Larwill High School. He then served with the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Betty J. Dalton on July 22, 1960 in Columbia City by Rev. Graham L. Kleespie. After he returned from the military, Paul spent his adult lifetime in Whitley County. He worked at a local service station, then drove truck for Whitley County Highway Department for 18 years, 8 of those years he was a supervisor. His memberships include the Eagles Lodge #1906, VFW Post and American Legion Post #98 all in Columbia City.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Betty J. Bills, Columbia City; 1 son, Dennis Eugene Bills, Columbia City; 2 daughters, Nova Jill (David) Richards, Bradenton, FL and Laurie (Wayne) Bills LaRue Caudill of Columbia City; 1 brother, Leslie N. (Pat) Bills, Columbia City and 1 sister Neva R. Harris, Larwill; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, 1 son, Randy Bills, 1 granddaughter, Cora M. LaRue, 2 brothers, Larry and Gerald Bills and 1 sister, Marjorie Geiger.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 2-6:00p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes, A Life Storey Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will be held at 1:00p.m. Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the funeral home with Certified Funeral Celebrant Sharon Brockhaus, officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Annex Cemetery, Columbia City, with Graveside Military Rites conduct by the Korean War Military Honor Guard. Memorial gifts may be given in Paul's memory to the Lupus Foundation. To leave a condolence or to sign the guest register please log onto www.demoneygrimes.com
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Love&prayers 2 you all w/much love&hugs
Bills Great Grand Children
Always enjoyed seeing Paul fishing from his backyard pier. Dawn and I would stop by on our paddleboat
and would enjoy a conversation with him. Wont be the same without Paul on the lake.
Alan Dawn Ramsey
To Betty, Laurie and families...
My love is with you. Prayers for strength...
Paul, may you rest in peace. Betty and family I extend my deepest sympathy. I met Paul several years ago when I started working at the Columbia City Anytime Fitness. Paul was such a great person he will be deeply missed by many.
So sorry for your loss,you are in my thoughts and prayers.hugs
Betty and family - So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I've been dealing with a cold, so unable to come to viewing. God be with you all.
LAURIE AND FAMILY,
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
Sorry for your loss .... please accept our sympathy. We are in Florida or we would have come to the viewing. Jim and Linda Bayman
Mr. Paul Charles Bills.. May you Rest in peace .. Your Loving Family Prays The Gates of Heaven Opened Wide when You Arrived ...!
Douglas Paul Bills .. Deborah Lynn Bills .. Justin Douglas Bills .. Andrew William Bleeda Bills .. Joseph Allan Bills .. Wyatt Justin Bills .. Dylan Nathaniel Bills .. Piper Leigh Bills
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Paul was always so kind and had the biggest smile and heart. Dave & Cathy Gardner
Laurie and family,
So sorry for your loss.
ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY
May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.
Randy Grimes, Brett Gerber and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Paul as a very nice man. My prayers are with your family.
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