Lester H. Bills


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Beverly - Lester H. Bills, 98, beloved husband of Ernestine J. (Pryor) Bills, died Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Brooksby Village in Peabody.
Born in Kingston, R.I., he was the son of the late Frank Hartwell and Mabel (Junkins) Bills. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island.

Mr. Bills was employed for over 40 years as an engineer at the General Electric Company in Lynn, Mass., until the time of his retirement.

In addition to his wife, with whom he shared 70 years of marriage, he is survived by a daughter, Pamela Cunningham of Houston, Texas; a son, Alan Hartwell Bills and his wife, Elizabeth J. Bills of Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna Blease of Fla.; a son-in-law, Bruce Markle of Kensington, Md.; and many nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Karen J. Markle; and brother of the late Eloise Triose, Christine Whitaker, Arlene Bills, and Gladys Culley.
His funeral service will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 4 Ocean Street, Beverly, Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will follow at the Wenham Cemetery. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society or the University of Rhode Island. Information, directions, condolences, at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on July 11, 2019
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