Billie E. Cloud
Billie E. Cloud, 89, of Britt passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Hancock County Health System in Britt.
Memorial services for Billie Cloud will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 10:30 AM at the Britt United Methodist Church, 707 4th Street South West in Britt, with Pastor Robert Dodge officiating. Britt Ceremonial Honor Guard will provide military honors.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Chapel, 178 Center Street West in Britt, and continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.
Billie (Bill) Eugene Cloud was born June 25, 1933, to Richard and Dorthey Cloud in Numa, Iowa.
Bill grew up on a farm near Centerville and attended a rural grade school, as a boy he loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Growing up he worked in the coal mines after school. As a young adult he joined the Army and served 30 years honorably. During his time in the Army he lived in Japan, Africa, Asia, and Germany. He graduated from Las Cruces A & M, MIT Computer Science, Minneapolis Honeywell Computer Hardware, and Hughes Aircraft aerospace Laboratories. He worked at White Sands Missile range working on the missile guidance systems. After he retired, he worked for Heritage Cooperation in Des Moines, Iowa as the Director of Engineering. In Centerville he worked as Deputy Sheriff for 9 years.
He married Geraldine Proffitt on March 13, 1954, in Unionville, Missouri. He was blessed with 4 children, Curtis, Cheryl, Charles, and Chris. He met his significant other, Jean Perkins, in 2003.
Bill has traveled extensively. He enjoyed fishing and camping. He loved his western movies. He was an avid reader of the Bible. He would help anyone he could.
Left to cherish his memory is his Significant other Jean; Children Curtis Cloud (Mary), Cheryl O’Conner (John), Chris Cloud (April), and step daughter Jodi Petersen(Dave); and all his grandchildren. He was preceded by his son Chuck, his mother and father Richard and Dorthey Cloud and his sister Ruth