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Billy Kingsley Jr. 

passed away at home on Nov. 6, 2011. Bill was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on April 21, 1925. Bill spent most of his life in Big Bear Lake. He attended school there and in later years, drove a school bus. Bill proudly served his country in WWII as a Boatswain Mate 2nd Class in the US Navy on the USS President Hayes.

Bill is survived by his long life partner, Betty Schneider; his son, Ricky Kingsley; and grandsons, Ren, Mat & Scott of Big Bear Lake, Calif.; his daughter, Kathy Durante of State Line, Nev.; his sister, Evelyn Betterley of Apple Valley, Calif., and her children, Penny Gregg, Margy Smith and Jack Betterley.

A graveside military service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Apple Valley.

Please visit the website,, or call Sunset Hills at 760-247-1736 for more information

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 9:41 am

Submitted by: Peggy Hooper