Billie John Fitzsimmons, Jr., a devout Christian, went to be with Our Lord on March 9, 2022. Billie was born in Solomon, Kansas on June 1, 1949 to Evelyn and Billie Fitzsimmons, Sr. and grew up there, graduating from Solomon High School.
Subsequently, Billie enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Craig AFB, Selma, Alabama, serving as an Aircraft Mechanic. When he completed his tour of duty with an Honorable Discharge, Billie loved the area so much that he never left Dallas County.
He loved working on a farm with Mr. Freeman Suttle, doing so for many years and relished the time he spent with the horses. At time of his passing, Billie was working for Fuller Building Supply, a job he held for over 30 years. He also served his community over the years with his volunteer work for the Suttle Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Rebekah Gray Fitzsimmons; stepchildren, Rebecca Ruth (Bob) Richards and Amy Miller (Bobby) Rinehart; brother and sister-in-law Margaret (Kent) Cogle, brothers, Wayne (Robin) Fitzsimmons, Robert (Dana) Fitzsimmons and Richard (Sandy) Fitzsimmons and sister, Barbara Ritter. Billie had many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his sister Betty Thompson.
Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home on Monday, March 14, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Lee Collins Officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Flat Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m., prior to the service. The service will be live streamed online at http://www.WatchLawrence.live , via the funeral home’s Facebook page for those unable to attend in person.
Pallbearers will be Gray Cogle, Wesley Blake, Boyd Fuller, Bruce Fuller, Bill Bennett and Allen Kendrick.
The Fitzsimmons extended family is eternally grateful to the Fuller Family. We would like to extend our sincere thanks for all the love, care and concern they have shown Billie over the years.
For those wishing to donate in Billie’s honor, please send those donations to the Suttle Fire Department.