Billy Gene Lonsbury

Born: Tue., Mar. 22, 1932
Died: Mon., Nov. 17, 2014


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 21, 2014
Location: Weicht Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Fri., Nov. 21, 2014
Location: Weicht Funeral Home

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Billy Gene Lonsbury, 82, of Angola died November 17, 2014 in Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola.

He was an Indiana Insurance Agent and Financial Planner for 40 years.  He had worked at Dana Weatherhead in Angola for 22 ½ years.

Billy was born March 22, 1932 in Angola to Leland and Troas (Cary) Lonsbury.

He married Shirley Smith on July 8, 1951.

He was a US Navy Veteran and a 59 year member of the Angola American Legion Post 31.

He was a member and board member of the Angola Christian Church and a board member of the Lake James Christian Assembly.  He was also a Gideon.

Billy is survived by his daughters Holly (Eric) Trojan of Syracuse and Penny (Don) Kent of Angola; one son Lonnie Lonsbury of Angola, 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Shirley Lonsbury on June 22, 2014; his son Billy Lonsbury Jr. and his three sisters Virginia Moran, Betty Dupie and Elinor Rice.

Services will be at 12:00 Noon on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola with one hour of visitation prior to the service.  John Coney, Minister will be officiating.

Burial with Military Honors by the Angola American Legion will be in Teeter’s Cemetery, Steuben County, Indiana.

Memorials may be made to the Lake James Christian Assembly or to the Gideons International.

Charitable donations may be made in Billy's memory to the following organizations:

Gideons International

Lake James Christian Assembly for the Summer Camp Program
1880 W. 275 N., Angola, IN 46703
Tel: 260-833-2786

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charles lawson
   Posted Thu November 20, 2014
bill, I am sorry you left us. you taught me how to hit a ball and catch a baseball and learn self confidence in myself. You are one of the very few people always respected. While you are in heaven teach the children how to play baseball. rest in peace Coach Bill
Charles Lawson

Randy Plank
   Posted Sun November 23, 2014
Lonnie, Holly, Penny - Very sorry for you loss but I'm glad your Dad went peacefully and is with your Mom again. I know that you and your extended family have many fond memories of your Dad and Mom. Cherish those memories and take strength and wisdom from them. I can remember many fun days around home and with your parents, as a kid growing up with your brother - lunches after baseball at the waterworks or behind Moore's, basketball in the driveway, countless school sports games and plays and concerts. Your Dad and Mom were good, strong, caring people and community members. It's a blessing to have known them.