John R. Billie

March 27, 1938 - July 12, 2003

03/27/1938 - 07/12/2003

Past Services

Monday July 14, 2003
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Tuesday July 15, 2003
Mt. Olivet Cemetery
917 Old Fairmont Pike
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-3505 Ce | Directions
Tuesday July 15, 2003
10:00 am
Our Lady of Peace Church
2 Allendale Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

John R. "Jack" Billie, 65, of Wheeling, WV, died Saturday, July 12, 2003 in Wheeling Hospital.<br>He was born March 27, 1938 in Toronto, Ohio, a son of the late John and Mary Blaner Billie.<br>He was a Hearing Consultant at Sears Miracle Ear, St. Clairsville, Ohio, a former sales executive at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., a Marine veteran and a member and usher at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Wheeling.<br>Surviving are a son, Lt. Colonel J. Scott Billie and his wife Cybil of West Pointe, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Sophia and Kyle Billie; a sister, Betty Jean Chambers and her husband Ron, of Mentor, Ohio; his fiance Sherry Sarcopski and her sons, David and Doug Sarcopski; and an uncle, Andy Blaner and his wife Anne of Toronto, Ohio; two aunts, Pauline Smith and her Lester of Wintersville, Ohio; Pauline Blaner of Cortland, Ohio, and beloved friend "Patches".<br>Friends received 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling, where vigil services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church.<br>Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, the Oncology Dept. at Wheeling Hospital, or to the Ohio or Marshall County Animal Shelters.

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Michael Shutak
8 years ago

…was truly shocked to learn of Jack’s passing; my most sincere condolences to his family. Jack was certainly one of the finest individuals I’ve ever known…fact is, all of Toronto High School adored and respected him highly.

Rest in peace, Great One.

Patsy Stockham
8 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about Jack. Somehow he just seemed invincible. I wish I had made him my peanut butter fudge again. He always liked that. Again, my deepest sympathies to you, Sherry, kids, and, of course, Patches. Jack will be missed by everyone. The world is not quite as bright now.

John & Judy Kosar
8 years ago

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all…

A. J. Overton
8 years ago


My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

May your love and memories of happy times and God’s Peace bring comfort to you.


Jodi Overton

Mark Osborn
8 years ago

Sherry, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Life is short, and sometimes cruel. I am sure you will remember the good times. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. My best to your family. Mark.