Jim Billingsley passed away peacefully on November 30, 2011, after a long period of declining health. His family is heartbroken at the thought of a world without him in it, but grateful for the many years we were able to share with him. Jim touched so many lives, and he was thrilled with the comments and memories that each of you shared — thank you so much for letting him know what he meant to you.
December 6, 2011
January 13, 2009
Two recent photos of Jim with his grandchildren have been added in the About “Mr. B.” section.
November 15, 2008
This page was set up so that the friends, former students, and family of Jim Billingsley would be able to honor him on his 85th birthday. Because Jim has touched so many lives, and has meant so much to all of us, we thought that it would be nice to let him know the impact he’s had by having people leave a comment for him to read on his birthday. We were thrilled with your response. He had no idea that the blog existed and was shown it for the first time on the evening of his birthday (November 6th). He was absolutely amazed and overwhelmed by the comments of each of you. Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts for helping to make this birthday so special for him. He has written a response to everyone which is posted on the “Thanks To Everyone” page. Please feel free to continue to leave any comments you’d like or if you are new to the site, to leave a first comment by clicking on the “comments” link below (where you can also read what others have written). Thanks again for helping us let Jim know that his life has had such a positive influence on others.
P.S. Don’t forget to read the short biography about his life by clicking on the “About Mr. B.” page on the far right of the screen.
P.P.S. Jim has written a response to everyone to thank you all for writing. Please click on the “Thanks To Everyone!” page, found under the “About Mr. B.” page, to read.