Leonard Edward Bilbrey, 87, of Williamsville, MO, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. He was born on August 6, 1931, in Piedmont, MO, to Ira and Ethel (Rainwater) Bilbrey.
Leonard was a loving father, grandfather and brother. He grew up in Williamsville and graduated as part of the Williamsville High School Class of 1950. He married Betty Lou Edgar on June 24, 1950, and they were blessed with three children. He was a good family man and provider. Leonard was a faithful member of the Williamsville Lions Club. During working years Leonard worked at REA Express shipping company for twenty years and then Chrysler for twenty years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting squirrel and rabbit, and gardening (in his younger days). He loved to watch game shows and enjoyed just riding around the countryside. Leonard attended Williamsville United Methodist Church. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years; one son, Bobby Gene Bilbrey; one grandchild, Marcus Anthony Bilbrey; brothers, Donald Bilbrey and Ronnie Bilbrey; sisters, Clara Miller, Gleta Luke, Sandra Durrow, and Judy Smith.
Leonard is survived by his children: Larry Bilbrey and wife, Donna, of Monroe, MI, Stephen Bilbrey and wife, Ruth, of Fenton, MO; grandchildren: Christopher, Scott, Kevin, and Kayla Bilbrey; brother, Norman Bilbrey and wife, Sandy, of McComb, IL; sisters, Minnie White and husband, Don, of Williamsville, MO and Norma Sommers of St. Genevieve, MO.
Visitation will be at 4:30 pm Friday, February 15, 2019, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Williamsville, MO. Funeral service will follow at 2:30 pm Saturday, February 16, 2019, also at the Williamsville chapel with Pastors Nelma Williams and Helen Edwards ministering to the family. Burial will follow at Duncan Cemetery near Piedmont, MO. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com