We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Allen R. Horne Funeral Home and Cremation Services
J. Russel Billig, 91, of Elysburg passed away on Saturday May 28, 2022 at his residence. He was born June 20, 1930 in Cleveland Township, a son of the late Russel John and Ethel (Gable) Billig.
He attended Locust Township School. He loved farming, going camping, making crafts, and wood working. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. Russel was a member of the Grange in Numidia.
Russel is survived by three children: Vickie Johnson husband Larry of Mifflinville, Bonnie Hess of Bloomsburg, Rickie Knorr wife Amy of Washingtonville, five grandchildren: Larry Johnson II., Heather Johnson Kowalski, Chad Hess, Drew Hess, Darien Bridge, six great-grandchildren: Dain and Trent Kowalski, Trystan, Taylor, and Troy Johnson, and Cayson Hess. As well as two great-great-granddchildren Blaire and Blake Kowalski, sister Ethel Sevison of Bloomsburg, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Russel was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his wife Coletta E. Pennington, who passed away on November 14, 2014, son-in-law Andrew Hess, and six siblings: Quentin Billig, Margaret Long, Hazel Rarig, Dorothy Billig, Geraldine Creasy, and Mark Billig.
Services will be Thursday June 2, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Allen R. Horne Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 193 McIntyre Road, Catawissa with Pastor Chris Dunlap officiating. Burial will follow at Elan Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 10:00 am until time of service at the funeral home.
Family and friends may send online condolences toallenrhornefuneralhome.com. The Allen R. Horne Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Catawissa is handling arrangements.