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