Date of Birth: October 17, 1928
Date of Death: May 1, 2017
Visitation: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 6:00PM at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries Bellevue/Sarpy County Chapel
Prayer Service: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:00PM at the funeral home
Proud Air Force veteran. Billy then made a career as a master aircraft mechanic for Flying Tigers. Devoted to his faith, he was a parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul in Arizona for over 20 years, where he also was awarded Volunteer of the Year.
Survived by wife, Elizabeth; children, Pamela Hildreth, Arthur (Victoria) Collins, Carol (Keith) Knight, and Billy (Tessie) Collins, Jr.; step-children, Michael McLaughlin, Kathleen (Tony) Nigro, Sharon (Robert) Hurley, Robert (Mary) McLaughlin, and Brigette (Chip) Dodge; many grand and great grandchildren.