Johnny Ray Bilbo

Born: Sun., Oct. 9, 1932
Died: Fri., Nov. 5, 2010

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Johnny Ray Bilbo, age 78, of Greensboro, GA died Friday, November 5, 2010 at Greene Point Health & Rehabilitation in Union Point, GA. He was born on October 9, 1932 in Many, Louisiana to the late Ernest Lee Bilbo and Thelma Davis Bilbo. Ray graduated from high school in Magnolia, Arkansas and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance at Southern Arkansas University. He worked as Controller for the State of Georgia Labor Department for 35 years. Ray moved to Greene County, GA seven years ago and owned and operated Nondi''s Hilltop in Greensboro, GA, near Lake Oconee. In his free time, Ray enjoyed spending time with his family and loved hunting, fishing, his goat farm, and horseback riding.

Ray is survived by a sister, Jo Bilbo Thibodeaux of Lafayette, Louisiana,; by a daughter, Cindy Bilbo of Atlanta, GA; two sons, Johnny Bilbo and wife, Kitty, of Ossineke, MI; Greg Bilbo and wife, Jenny, of White Plains, GA.; three grandchildren, Wendy and husband Jason Pettis, Leonard Ray Bilbo and wife Carrie, Loni and husband Cole Sumner; and, one great grandchild, Garrett Pettis, all of which reside in White Plains, GA., and by a number of other relatives and close friends. Ray was preceded in death by his brother, Lee Davis Bilbo.

Graveside Services will be held Friday, November 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Fairview Memorial Gardens, 164 Fairview Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281 with Rev. Ralph Danson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday night at McCommons Funeral Home in Greensboro, GA. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Georgia Kids Hunting for a Cure, 1370 Howard Lewis Road, White Plains, GA 30678 or Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, 795 Gatewood Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, Attn Linda Morris. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the guest register.

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Thomas & Donna Vandiver
   Posted Sat November 06, 2010
So sorry to hear about Mr. Ray. I had not known him very long, but really enjoyed talking with him on Friday nights at Hilltop. Your family will be in our prayers.

Gail Wilkes
   Posted Sat November 06, 2010
What a good friend you have been to all of us. Always asking how ya doing. Good, Good he was always saying. I remember when you first mention buying the Hill Top. What a wonderful place to meet and eat and see all your friends. You will truly be missed - You were our "Ray" of light. Love and peace to you. Gail and Eddie Wilkes

Jane and Howell Cobb
   Posted Sat November 06, 2010
Our love and prayers and deepest sympathy. You have been faithful care givers. We pray for strength during these hard days. Our Grace Group will be meeting at our house on Thurs night so sorry we will not be able to be with you then or make the trip for the service. Will try to see you soon. Love, Jane and Howell

Richard and Marilyn Schneider
   Posted Mon November 08, 2010
Marilyn and I offer our most sincere condolences. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

Regina Ammons
   Posted Mon November 08, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Bilbo become a friend to many at Willis Oil over the last few years, and will be missed. Your family will be in my prayers and thought.

Ann Eidens
   Posted Tue November 09, 2010
i have known and loved ray for one and half years.and i am gonna miss him. sorry i had to find out from face book.i will truly miss him he was my sweet thing who knows ann eidens

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Tue November 09, 2010
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

kimberly and steve joiner
   Posted Wed November 10, 2010
We are deeply sorry for your loss.

Cheryl Winters
   Posted Wed November 10, 2010
So sorry to hear of his passing. Retired, DOL

Jan Hallman
   Posted Wed November 10, 2010
To the Bilbo Families, Mr. Ray will greatly be missed. He was always so friendly in the store and always had kind words when we can in, even after we moved to Kentucky and would come back, he would ask when are we moving back. He always asked about Josh and Robert, if they were not with us. I know words can not express the emptiness you all feel, but God had a reason and I am supposing he really needed a good angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you Rest in Peace Mr. Ray. Jan and David Hallman, Josh and Robert

Rick and Tommi Ward
   Posted Thu November 11, 2010
Mr. Ray's smiling face and caring attitude will be missed. He always made us smile when we saw him. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Sympathy and love to all of the family, Rick and Tommi Ward.

Melanie Branyan
   Posted Thu November 11, 2010
My sympathies are with you during this time. I hope that your memories will overcome the sadness and that your heart will be full of his love for you. I will remember him always and Ray will be greatly missed.

Elizabeth Weatherford
   Posted Thu November 11, 2010
Family, so sorry for your loss & mine also .Elizabeth

JoAnn Stacy
   Posted Fri November 12, 2010
You will be greatly missed. You will always be loved by the stacy family. Thank you for all the talks. We love you!!