Billy Brown

Billy Brown, 78, of Lacy Lakeview, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, December 1st after a long illness.

Visitation: 3PM to 5PM, Sunday, December 4th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Funeral Service: 10AM Monday, December 5th in the Chapel at Lake Shore Funeral Home with Rev. Joey Crenshaw and Rev. Jeromy Connell officiating.

Burial: Axtell Cemetery.

Billy was born February 23, 1938 in Shelby County to Hedrick A. and Pearl Wilburn Brown. He married Ada Davidson on January 11, 1957 in Pearland. They moved to Waco in 1959. Bill’s work history included, General Tire, Waco Fire Department, and 30 years with Central Freight Lines and 12 years with ATDS. He was a longtime member of Parkview Baptist Church. He loved playing basketball and his guitar. Bill was a very caring and giving person, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Hedrick and Pearl Brown; sisters, Bernice, Margie and Catherine; brothers, Alvin, Waymon and Joe; granddaughter, Karmin Brown, and son-in-law, James Sexton.

Bill will be cherished in memory by his loving wife of 59 years, Ada Brown; children, Midge Sexton and Larry Williams, Richard Brown and wife Jennifer, Mindy Stranacher and husband James; grandchildren, Christi, J. L., Marcus, Alyssa, Derek, Jeren and Aidan; great-grandchildren, Kylar, Keagan, Gracie, Chance, Kinsley, and Kylo; sister, Neva Fields; along with countless nieces and nephews that loved their “Uncle Bill” very much.

The family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to all the staff at the Waco VA Community Living Center, “Thank you for loving our Daddy.”

Memorials may be made to your favorite charity.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. A wonderful life is over, pain and suffering no more. He is now singing praises to our Lord and King.

  2. Sorry to hear of Billy’s passing! He was a loyal driver at Central for many years! Blessings for the family

  3. Ray and Betty Conner

    May God be with Ada and the whole Family, for strength and guidance in this time of sorrow. Ray and I know Ada, you have lost a big part of your family, plus he was such a wonderfully strong, loving, loyal man whom showed us so much support in our endeavors, ,he will always hold a chamber in mine and Ray’s heart as will you as well Ada always!
    We love you Ray and Betty Conner

  4. Ada ,Midge and Family , I pray for you peace and comfort . All of my love . Kathy

  5. So sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. I worked with Billy for many years at Central Freight. He was a good friend and just a great guy to work with. Ada, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Michael Gazaway

    Love and condolences to Ada and the family. May the Holy Spirit comfort you as only He can.
    Bill will be missed by the many lives he touched. May he rest in peace.

  7. Rhonda Williams Nafe

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Billy was such a good friend to my dad “Banjo”. Daddy loved him so. May you feel God’s strength, comfort and peace surround your family during this difficult time and always.

  8. To the Brown family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I played music with Bill, Banjo and many others years ago. Now he is in heaven playing some beautiful music with my dad, Johnnie Bradshaw and others.
    May God comfort you in this difficult time.
    Tommy Bradshaw

  9. Danny Joe Brown

    Just want you to know how much I ? you and Uncle Bill. You and your family have my heartfelt condolences. Although I’m not going to be able to be there with you during this time of bereavement you will be in my prayers. I know that Bill is a child of God and he is in God’s presence today. John 14: 1-4 says ” Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house or many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

  10. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Billy was my driver trainer 7 years ago and I will never forget him. He showed me kindness and respect, but most of all he let Jesus light shine so brightly. Thank you Lord for the many souls that Billy touched through the years. God bless you all as you allow the Holy Spirit to comfort your hearts while rejoicing that he is with our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

  11. Randy & Denise (Niles) Ragsdale

    Midge, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lean on the Lord and he will comfort you.

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