Harold Eugene "Gene" Bills

Thursday 3rd of March 1938 - Sunday 21st of November 2021

Harold Eugene "Gene" Bills

Services

Visitation

Nov 26, 2021 (4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Milward - Man O' War

1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Director Milward Funeral Directors

Funeral Ceremony

Nov 27, 2021 (1:00 pm )

Milward - Man O' War

1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Director Milward Funeral Directors

Harold Eugene “Gene” Bills, 83, husband of Joyce Bills, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 21, 2021.  He was the son of the late Julian and Coreen Bills and his late stepmother, Mable Bills, born in Bourbon County.  In addition to his wife, Joyce of 58 years, he is survived by his daughter, Pamela Joy (Gerald) Fields; his grandsons, Colin A. and Connor K. Fields; his sisters, Doris Hallford, Barbara Coker, Alyce McCord, and Betty Palmer; his brother, Ray (Brenda) Bills; and his sister-in-law, Kay Bills.  He was preceded in death by his siblings, Helen, Phyllis, and Buck Bills.  


He graduated from Bourbon Co. Vocational High School and was a veteran of the US Army.  He was a current member of Immanuel Baptist Church, former member of Trinity Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, and Andover Baptist Church.   He was in the trucking industry for over 63 years including as an owner/operator and was lovingly known as Gasliner.  He received numerous safety awards including driving over 1 million miles accident free.  He was a member of the National American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) and the ATHS Bluegrass Chapter for over 40 years.  He loved to travel and attend ATHS truck shows.   After retirement, he volunteered in the cafeteria at Yates Elementary School where he was honored with a “Mr. Bills Day” award for his community service.  He was a man of God, loved his family and loved his old trucks.  


Visitation will be Fri., Nov. 26, 2021, 4-7 pm and service on Sat., Nov. 27, 2021 at 1 pm, Milward-Man O’ War, 1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington.  Interment at Paris Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) % Tom Chesnut, 1794 High Bridge Rd., Lancaster, KY  40444.  www.milwardfuneral.com  

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Guest Book

Connie Bowlin

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Dear Joyce and Pam! So sorry about your loss of a gentle man! Wanted to express my love and compassion for you all! May the Comforter be with you , in Jesus Name, love Connie

5 days ago

Ron Combs

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Gene and I hauled gasoline up and down the road together whenever our loads were going in the same direction. I don't remember ever seeing him mad or in a bad mood. Fly high my friend.

5 days ago

Whitney Cantrell

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Joyce I am so sorry to hear about your loss and I want you to know it was such a pleasure taking care of him. It was so obvious the love you two shared for one another. If there is anything I can do, please call the hospital and let me know. Love, whitney

6 days ago

Mark Peavley

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Dear friend of all us Gas Haulers, Rest in Peace my Brother

6 days ago

Gary M Renner

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So sorry Joyce and Pam to hear this. Gene was such a great guy and really loved being Mr Bills to the kids. We always enjoyed talking trucks. Prayers to all the family and friends.

6 days ago

Lynda H. Palmatary

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Joyce and family: we are so saddened over the passing of Gene. We surely had some great times in Florida. God had a plan for us to meet one another. Gene was a man of God and loved his family. Our prayers and blessings are with all of you. He is at peace and not suffering. God bless and we are thinking of you. Love to all, Lynda and Gene Palmatary, Centreville, Maryland

6 days ago