Billie R. Probst

Billie R. Probst

Billie R. Probst, 86, of Swissdale, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019, while surrounded by his family at his home.

Born June 2, 1933, in Kentucky, he was a son of the late Ernest W. and Nancy Hall Probst.

In his early years, he was a farmer. He later was employed by Jersey Shore Steel and then Capital Housing, Avis.

On Dec. 31, 1953, he married his love, the former Shirley A. Schrack. Together they celebrated 65 years of marriage.

Billie was protestant by faith.

When younger, he enjoyed farming as well as riding his motorcycle. More recently he could be found attending farm sales.

Billie was an avid hunter, especially enjoying coon hunting with his dogs whom he showcased at the National Coondog Trials in Kenton, Ohio.

If family or friends had a need, they could always count on Billie to help.

Above all, he cherished the time he spent with his family.

In addition to his wife, Shirley Probst, of Swissdale, he is survived by two sons, Jeffrey (Kathy) Probst, of Philadelphia, and Stephen Probst, of Lock Haven; two daughters, Barbara (Joe) Verlando, of Florida, and Lisa (Paul) Meredith, of Lock Haven; his sister, Janet Egan of Lock Haven; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Allen and Frank Probst; his brother, Eugene Probst; and his sister, Aliene Chiasson.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at 12 p.m. at Swissdale United Methodist Church, 974 E. Croak Hollow Road, Lock Haven, with Pastor Jay Saldana officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the church on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions in Billie’s name may be made to either Community Nursing Service of Clinton County or Clinton County SPCA through the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High Street, Flemington, Pa. 17745.

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