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John Billingsley

d. January 17, 2010

John Billingsley

Mr. John Wallace Billingsley, 27, of 85 Thoroughbred Circle, Arden, died Sunday, January 17, 2010.

He was a photojournalist at WLOS ABC News 13 in Asheville, and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. John was a 2000 graduate of East Rutherford High School, where he was a member of the award winning drum line for four years, and served as Drum Captain his senior year. In 2002, he earned an Associate Degree in Broadcast Production Technology from Isothermal Community College. In 2004 he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications with a concentration in Electronic Media Studies from Appalachian State University. An avid golfer, John loved sports of all kinds, especially professional football and his Dallas Cowboys.

He is survived by his parents, Robert Milton Billingsley and Diana Thomas Billingsley, of Bostic; two brothers, Robert Christopher Billingsley of Springfield, Illinois and Richard Thomas Billingsley of Forest City.

The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Salem United Methodist Church. Rev. Lynda Ferguson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The Visitation will be from 5 PM until 8 PM Wednesday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home, and at other times the family will be at the home of John's parents, at 997 Salem Church Road, Bostic.

Memorials may be made to the Salem United Methodist Church - General Endowment Fund or the Haiti Relief Fund, and mailed to PO Box 220, Bostic, NC 28018.

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