of Gulf Shores, AL
December 15, 1972 - September 28, 2023
Jonathan Corby McDonald Billingsley, 50, of Gulf Shores, Alabama passed away Thursday, September 28, 2023. He was born December 15, 1972 in Newport, Arkansas to Rob Haas McDonald III and Shirley Billingsley Baker. Corby was of the Baptist faith. He was a 1991 Batesville High School graduate. Corby was kind, a protector to all that he loved and his world revolved around his son, Brady. He had a larger than life personality, was the life of the party and a true loyal friend. He loved playing pickleball, sailing and just about all sports. He enjoyed karaoke, Texas Red Dirt music and the Randy Rogers Band, to which he was also a friend of the band. Corby was a connoisseur of beards and beer. Survivors include his wife, Shawna Taylor Snyder of the home; one son, Brady Wells McDonald Billingsley of Maumelle and his mother, Amy Billingsley (Greg) of North Little Rock; his mother, Shirley Baker of Tuckerman; one sister, Adrian Wheeler of Tuckerman; four nieces, Bristen Wheeler, Kinsley Wheeler, Lexi Taylor and Darcie Taylor; three nephews, Hayden Edwards, Cole Taylor and Kyle Taylor and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father; maternal grandparents, Fred Billingsley and Dora Billingsley and paternal grandparents, Robert Haas McDonald II and Virginia McGregor McDonald.Honorary pallbearers will be Preston Nelms, Michael Taglienti, Brady Black, Broch Hill, Eric Tonsul, Chris Rogers, Derek Foster, Josh Hamilton, Hayden Edwards and John Conner, Jr. Memorial services will begin at 2:00pm Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home with Chris Anderson officiating and remarks by Stu Smith. A visitation will be held from 12:00-2:00pm Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at the funeral home just prior to the service. In true Corby fashion, he requested no flowers but instead asked for contributions to be made for Brady to assist with his lifelong therapy needs for Autism. Memorials may be made to Brady Wells McDonald Billingsley Supplemental Needs Trust and mailed to Brady Billingsley c/o Amy Billingsley, 7308 Westwind Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72113.
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Prayers continue for the family. Good times Corby and I had in D/FW. We worked together for a few years at Logan's Roadhouse... Forever memories!
I will forever have fond memories from knowing Corby. His kind, generous, genuine Spirit was evident to all who knew him. Heartfelt prayers to his family and closest friends for your great loss
Shawna, Iâ€™m so sorry for your loss. May God carry you and Corbyâ€™s son through this very difficult time. Only He can give you peace and comfort. Keeping you and your family in my prayersâ™¥ï¸ðŸ™ðŸ™â™¥ï¸
So sorry for your loss . I listened to that Tim Mcgraw song the other day Standing Room Only and I will always think of Corby when I hear that it truly fit him . He was one of the good ones . There really are no words that would be adequate .
So sorry for your loss.Prayers for your family.God Bless
Shawna, so sorry for your loss. You and his family are in our prayers.
We will keep yâ€™all in our prayers. Corby will be dearly missed.
My good friend Shawna my thoughts are to you and family . stay as strong as you are that boy needs you .
So sorry for your loss. We pray for his family.
He loved music, cooking, riding his bike, and loved his son Brady to the fullest that one man could love unconditionally. I hope u are at peace,and having a cold beer with your old friend Shane . Corby u will be miss greatly here on this earth. Corby You truly are one of a kind â€¦. Your friend Shannon â™¥ï¸
Sorry for your loss
I got to know Corby when I was working with him at Batesville Furniture (when it was owned by Johnny Mitchum). He made the work day more fun then labor. We stayed friends and down through the years when we would see each other it was always a joyous occasion. He will be missed and thought of often. Prayers for the family.
Shawna I am so sorry to hear of Corby passing. I have some amazing memories with him and know he was an amazing man. It is hard to understand Gods plan for us in life. Believe me when I say itâ€™s taken me years to come to terms with losing Jamie. I know she is in heaven and watches over us. I pray that you find peace quickly and not lose yourself to grief. You are an amazing person and I wish only the absolute best for you. Corby knew this and know he will watch over you and will send you signs of his presence.Always an ear to listen if you should ever need one. Love you,Michael
Shawna, and family and am so sorry for the loss of Corby !! Prayers for u and the family now and in days to come !!!
Terribly sorry for your loss. My prayers are with ya'll.
Shawna, My heart is with you and I am so sorry for your loss of Corby, he put up a valiant fight and you were his rock! Watching you love and take care of him was an honor! I am hear to talk anytime!
The toughest man I ever knew. Iâ€™m going to miss your zest for life and your sense of humor. You were a great friend to all, father to Brady, and husband to Shawna. We will miss you every day.
Shawna, Iâ€™m sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Shawna, absolutely sorry, also wanted you to know I'm praying for you and your family.
Corby was such a great guy and friend. I will certainly miss him. Love and prayers for his family.Laura
Shawna, I am so sorry to hear of Corbyâ€™s passing. My heart hurts for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. â¤ï¸ðŸ™