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Billie Columbia, 90, widower of the late Billie Lee Columbia, passed away Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.

A native of Woodford County, he was born on May 1, 1927, to the late Robert and Elizabeth Thomas Columbia. He retired after 30 years as a Mutual Clerk with Keeneland and Churchill Downs Race Track and was a Veteran in the United States Army, having served in World War II.

Survivors include his daughter, Janie (Sue Rogers) Columbia; five granddaughters, Dusty (Michael) Columbia Embury, Heather (Will) Columbia Kinney; and Sarah (Joe) Fontanez; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Columbia; six great grandchildren, Rinnah Kinney, Alden Kinney, Lily Cate Embury, Laurel Embury, Amy Madeline McClure and Merrick McClure; two sisters-in-law, Deana (Spencer) Craig and Helen Jean Schy; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife of 68 years, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Judith Columbia; his son, Darrell Columbia; and his brothers, Henry Lee Columbia, and Sherman Columbia.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Burial will follow at Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Michael Embury, Will Kinney, Alden Kinney, Joe Fontanez, Don Bowling and Jason Hom. Honorary casket bearers will be Merrick McClure, Matt Kragel, Rodney Brooks, Donald Lee Columbia, Todd Craig, Mattilynn Craig, and Bob Godby. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

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