Bruce Sinclair Billings

February 09, 1924
- February 13, 2005

LIMESTONE - Bruce Sinclair Billings, 81, died Feb. 13, 2005, at a Caribou healthcare facil-ity, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born Feb. 9, 1924, at Fort Kent, the son of Medley T. and Martha (Sinclair) Billings. He was a 1941 graduate of Milo and attended the University of Maine for a year and a half before being drafted into the U.S. Army in February of 1943. Bruce served for three years in both the European and Asiatic-Pacific theaters of World War II, being honorably discharged in 1946. He returned to the University of Maine following the war, graduating in 1948. He then attended Boston University School of Law in 1951. He was admitted to the Maine Bar March 4, 1952 and soon after opened a Law practice in Limestone. Bruce practiced Law and sold real estate in the town of Limestone for more than 45 years. Active in local affairs he served on the Board of Selectmen, Board of Appeals, the town planning board, and was the tax assessor. He was also Limestone's town attorney for many years. He was active in the Jaycees and was a past president of the local Rotary Club. He was active in the Limestone development program, the United Way, and was thrice president of the local Chamber of Commerce. He was a past president of the Aroostook County Board of Realtors and served as a director of the state association. For four years he was chairman of the North Star district of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the Obar-Phair American Legion Post No. 127, was a parishioner of the Limestone United Methodist Church, and was also a Mason and a Shriner of the Anah Temple, Bangor. In 1972, Bruce was selected for Limestone's outstanding citizenship award. He is survived by two sons, Kent S. Billings and his wife, Lynn, of Stewartown, Pa., Scott R. Billings and his wife, Michelle, of Stewartown, Pa.; his long time companion, Lucille Cloutier of New Brunswick, Canada; five grandchildren, Amy Bedford, Marcus Billings, Bradley Billings, Holly Billings, Tiffany Billings; three great-grandchildren, Christian Billings, Addison Billings, Joshua Bedford, several nieces and nephews. Private committal services will be held at the Sebec Cemetery, Sebec. Those wishing to make a donation in Bruce's memory may do so to the charity or organization of one's choice.

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