Billy James Shilling Jr.
11/22/1947 - 12/28/2020

 Billy James Shilling Jr., 73, of Bellmead, went to be with his Lord, Monday, December 28, 2020 after a long battle with cancer.  He was surrounded by his loving family at his son’s home in Axtell.

Billy was born November 22, 1947 in Waco and went to South Junior.  He was a paint and body man by trade for many years.  He enjoyed restoring old hot rods and spending time with his family.  He was loved by so many for his happy go lucky attitude and his positive outlook on life. He is known for when asked “Mr. Shilling, how are you today?”  He would always say “Well, I wasn’t in the obituaries and that makes it a good day!” Every day on this earth was a blessing to him and he taught those around him to never take that for granted.

He is preceded in death by his wife Sally Shilling, son James Russell Shilling, parents Bill Shilling and Oleta Tyler, brother Tommy Shilling, and his grandparents.  Survivors include daughter Michelle Shilling, son Billy Shilling III and wife Tracy, daughter Kristine Johnson and husband Jeremy, daughter Ashley Brown and husband Phillip, 12 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, four brothers Harold Shilling, Marvin Shilling, Mark Williams, and Randy Shilling, and one sister Marilyn Shilling-Trevino. 

Special thanks to the staff at Baylor Scott and White Hospice for taking such wonderful care of our daddy during his time of need. 

Visitation will be on Sunday, January 3, 2021 from 2-4pm at Bellmead Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 11:30am at Oakwood Cemetery.  Pastor Joe Bailey will be presiding.  Pallbearers include Harold Shilling, Mark Williams, David Shilling, Terry Demas, Billy Shilling III, Jeremy Johnson, Phillip Brown, and Billy Shilling IV. 

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