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James Darrin Billingsley

November 2, 1968 ~ August 17, 2017 (age 48)

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James Darrin Billingsley, age 48, passed away Thursday August 17, 2017. He was born to William Foster Billingsley Sr. and Sandra Colleen McCroskey on  November 2, 1968  in Jasper, Texas.

Darrin was a heavy equipment operator for Herrin Logging Co.  He was known as a "gear head". There was nothing that Darrin could not take apart and learn everything about. Once he liked something, he liked to learn everything about it.  He was into "rat rods" and enjoyed working on motors. In his younger days, Darrin liked to hunt and go mudding. Darrin was quick witted and enjoyed people. He was a teaser.  His huge personality would take over the room. His grandchildren made him proud. Darrin was one to give to others before himself. Darrin will be greatly missed by all who loved him but his legacy will continue with his children and grandchildren.

Left to honor Darrin's memory is his mother, Sandra Colleen McCroskey of Jasper, TX; sons, Philip Bradley and wife, Jennifer, of Woodville, TX, Dakota Keith of Bleakwood, TX, Destin Chase and wife, Rachel, of Bleakwood, TX and  Dylan Jayde of Bleakwood, TX;daughter, Darrah Kaylie of Tyler, TX; brother, Billy Billingsley of Pitkin, LA; sister, Sherry Billingsley Street and husband, Forrest, of Buna, TX; grandchildren, August Rayn, Dash Landon, Jason Dayne, Indiana Foster, and Colby Destin. Also survived by many other loving relatives and friends.

Preceding Darrin in death is his father, William Foster Billingsley Sr.; brother, Timothy Billingsley and Sean Bradley; and brother in law, Tracy Bryant.

Visitation with family and friends will be 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Sunday August 20, 2017 at Forest Oaks Funeral Home, 601 W. Gibson, Jasper, TX 75951. Darrin's life honoring service will be 2:00 pm Monday August 21, 2017, also at the funeral home, officiated by Pastor Jeff Stull. Internment at Sand Ridge Cemetery in Bleakwood, Texas.

Serving as Pallbearers are Dennis Arrant, Forrest Street, Philip Wells, Keith McCorskey, Kevin McCorskey, and Jarred Borden. Honorary Pallbearers are Skylar Sanders, David Billingsley and Duane Arrant.


 Service Information

August 20, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Forest Oaks Funeral Home
601 W Gibson Street
Jasper, TX 75951

Funeral Service
August 21, 2017

2:00 PM
Forest Oaks Funeral Home
601 W Gibson Street
Jasper, TX 75951

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