Harold E. Bills

Harold E. Bills, 71, St. Marys, WV, Calcutta Community, husband of Vivian Sparks Bills for 44 years, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at his residence. Born in Calcutta, WV, he was the son of the late Howard Franklin “Bart” and Bonnie Ruckman Bills. He was a 1964 graduate of St. Marys High School where he played for the undefeated, unscored upon football team. He attended Washington State Community College. Harold was a United States Air Force Veteran serving during the Vietnam War and was one of the founding members of the AMVETS Post 40. He began work in the oil field in 1970 and retired in 2015. He was a member and loved Calcutta United Methodist Church. He loved farming and his cattle.

Survivors other than his wife include one son, Nathan (Ashley) Bills, St. Marys; two daughters, Christie (Eric) Fulmer, Williamstown, and Beth (Justin) Southern, Charleston; nine grandchildren, Codey Bills, Kelsi Northrop, Trenton Bills, Adam Bills, Clair Fulmer, Addison Bills, Dominick Southern, Jude Bills, and Sam Southern; one great-granddaughter, Violet Rich; two brothers, Gary (Doris) Bills, and Richard (Nancy) Bills, both of St. Marys; three sisters, Fran Higgins, St. Marys, Sharon (Larry) Dew, Papillion, NE, and Janlin (Allen) Thacker, St. Marys; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Angela Lynn Bills; and one son, Nicholas Todd “Nick” Bills.

Services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Mark Mayfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Bills Cemetery, Calcutta, WV with Military Rites at the grave. Friends may call from 4 to 8 P.M. Wednesday and from 1 to 2 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com.