|MADISON - Charles T. Billings died
unexpectedly on July 25, 2011.
Chuck was born in Marshfield, Wis. on Dec. 17, 1947. The son of a
Master Sergeant in the Air Force, he grew up on military bases in Germany
and France, prior to moving back to Wisconsin. He was an active athlete in
high school, participating in football, wrestling and his favorite sport,
soccer. He received his bachelor's degree from UW-Parkside and then began
working for the State of Wisconsin in a variety of positions, concluding
his career in the fraud investigation program in the Department of Health
Chuck retired from his work for the state in 2007, which enabled him to
spend full time on his primary love and passion, soccer. Chuck has been a
mainstay of soccer in Wisconsin since 1968. When he died he was general
manager of the Madison 56er's adult soccer program and a member of the
National Board of Directors of the National Premier Soccer League. He was
inducted into the Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame in the year 2000 for his
tireless support and promotion of the sport. Chuck also loved to travel,
driving many thousands of miles around the country, visiting national
parks and historical sites.
Chuck is survived by his mother, Mary "Maisie" Billings; his
brothers, James Billings, Roger Billings and Doug Billings; as well as
sisters-in-law, Kerry Billings and Patricia McConnell. He is predeceased
by his father, Clifford C. Billings; and his sister, Barbara Billings.
Services will the held at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road,
Madison WI 53705, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, with a visitation at 1 p.m.
and a service at 3 p.m., followed by a reception for family and friends.
Donations in his memory should be made payable to the Madison 56'ers
Soccer Club - Adult Program, and mailed to 437 Yellowstone Drive, Suite
109, Madison WI 53719.
Cress Funeral and Cremation Service
3610 Speedway Road Madison
Please share your memories at www.CressFuneralService.com