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 December 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; 6 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, August 3, 2019 at 12 Noon at Swissdale United Methodist Church, 974 E. Croak Hollow Rd., 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 St., Flemington, Pa 17745.