William “Billy” Kilgo


William Calvin Kilgo, 50, of Gholson, lovingly known to most as “Billy”, passed away peacefully, Sunday, March 12, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Billy fought a courageous battle with cancer and his perseverance will be remembered by all that knew him.

Visitation: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Celebration of Billy’s Life: Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 2:00PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Burial: Gholson Cemetery.

Honoring Billy pallbearers will be Calvin Kilgo, Jimmy Rich, Allen McCartney, Eddie Dorris, Jeff Taylor, Todd Binnion, Roger Chase, Jr., and Jason McCartney.

Honorary pallbearers are Delton Glenn and Ayden Kilgo.

A native of Gholson, Billy was born, May 2, 1966 to William Lee and Karlene LaVelle Gassaway Kilgo. Growing up in the Gholson area, Billy graduated in 1985 from Aquilla High School. Later that year, Billy married the love of his life, Terri Glenn, November 2nd in Gholson. Billy worked for many years in water line construction and supervision, starting in 1993 for Ross Water Supply as Manager and Operator. Billy also worked as an operator for Gholson Water Supply and in 2005 started his own water line construction company, “Kilgo Construction”. When not on the job, Billy was an avid outdoor enthusiast. He enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing on Lake Whitney and the Brazos River, air boating and pontooning every chance he could and camping with family and friends. Family summer vacation trips to Port Aransas were always a highlight of each year. Billy’s biggest passion was being outside with his grandson, riding on the backhoe or tractor and teaching him to love the outdoors. Watching and supporting football, brought Billy great joy, weather it was the Dallas Cowboys or the Gholson Wildcats. In 2016, Billy became a member of the “Hog Association”, and was proud of his new Harley Trike. Buying, fixing up, selling and trading cars and trucks was a hobby of Billy’s, though his wife, Terri would say he did more buying than selling and trading, but still supported all his endeavors. Billy was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James Kilgo and Willie Britton Kilgo; his maternal grandparents, Adolphfus Allen Gassaway and Florence Katherine Gassaway; and his mother-in-law, Brenda Glenn, who loved him dearly.

Billy will be cherished and remembered with love by his loving wife of over 32 years, Terri Kilgo; son, Calvin Kilgo; parents, William and Karlene Kilgo; grandson, Ayden Lee Kilgo; siblings, Cindy Chase and Cheryl Urbanovsky and husband Colby; brother-in-law, Delton Glenn; nieces and nephews, Roger Chase, Jr., Sierra Horne, Kaison Biles, Mallory Glenn and Laken Elifrits; along with numerous other loving family and friends.

Billy’s family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff from Scott & White Hospice for all of their tender loving care they gave to Billy during this journey.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Billy’s name are requested to be sent to the American Cancer Society for cancer research or the McClinton Cancer Center, 150 Hillcrest Medical Blvd., Waco, Texas 76712.

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. Steve and Kathy Svrcek

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Terri, Calvin, Ayden, and all of the Kilgo family.
    Billy loved life and his family, he will be missed.

  2. Carolyn Kilgo Weinman

    My sincerest condolences to all of Billy’s family from his aunt Carolyn. I truly understand the loss of a child and I know that it is the worst thing that ever happens in a parent’s life. Love to all.

  3. Linda & Ben Howard

    In Memory…………

    Those we Love remain with us,
    for Love itself lives on.
    Cherished memories never fade ,
    because one Love is gone.
    Those we love can never be,
    more than a thought apart,
    for as long as there’s a memory,
    they live on in our heart.

  4. Linda & Ben Howard

    So sorry for your loss. Will be praying for God’s love to surround you.
    God bless all of you.

  5. We loved Billy so much, he was the kindest and sweetest person I knew. Such a gentle and kind spirit and would give you the shirt off his back for you. Terri and Calvin, Kenny and me are so sorry, and if you need anything, please do not hesitate to call and we will be there.
    Bill and Karlene, I can’t even imagine the pain of losing a child, I am so very sorry and I pray for peace and for your broken heart’s. Cindy and Cheryl, I do know what it is like to lose a brother, because I did. I pray that you will have peace and will remember the good times you had with your brother.
    Love each one of you and again so very sorry for your loss of sweet Billy.
    Kenny and Rena Gassaway
    Kevin and Kodey Gassaway

  6. My prayers are with you all during this time. Billy was always so nice. Rest in peace.
    Betty Wagoner Henry & family.

  7. Pat (Cockrell) Lassetter / Brittany Harrison

    It was with a saddened heart that I learned of Billy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. May your hearts and spirits find peace for the road ahead.

  8. Mike & Dianna Dahman

    Our thoughts and prayers for all the family for yall’s loss. Billy was a good man and will be greatly missed. We love ya’ll and let us know of anything you need.
    Mike, Dianna and Kaycen

  9. Sorry for the loss of your loved one.

  10. So sad to hear this. My sincere condolences to Terri and kids, and Bill and Carlene. May God comfort your hearts and minds during this time. Billy was one of the first people I met when I moved to Gholson. We hunted, rode horses, and I always felt bad about burning his eyebrows off. LOL

    RIP in peace Billy.

  11. Stacy (ET) Howard Davis

    So very sorry Terri. You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers. May God comfort you in this time. God bless



  13. Remembering my good childhood friend, who was the best at everything he did. Great times and memories. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  14. Billy was a nice, wonderful, hard working man. He will be missed dearly. I enjoyed working with him at Gholson Water Supply Corporation. He always had an answer for anything I needed help with and in the water business you never know what problems would arise. He was very dedicated to his work. I will keep the Kilgo Family in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Larry and Diana Mynarcik

    To the Kilgore family…accept our sympathies. We will keep you all in our prayers.

  16. Dan and Vicky Buttry

    So sorry for the Kilgo family are thoughts and prayers for y’all God bless.

  17. Tina Woodall George

    Terri and Calvin, so sorry for your loss of Billy. Y’all had many years of great memories. Try and hang on to those memories. He was always so quiet, but always had a smile on his face. Y’all will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

    Tina Woodall George

  18. Yvonne & John Curtis

    Billie has been a great asset to Ross Water Supply and our community. His hard work and dedication to our members will be missed by all. No matter what time of day or night, if anyone had an emergency leak…Billie was on it. Billie had two marriages, one to his wife Terri and the other to the water supply community. Terri you have been very gracious to share Billie all these years and know that our prayers are with you and your family.

  19. Thoughts and prayers for the Kilgo family. I had a lot of good times playing basketball and volleyball with Billy over the years. He was a good friend and neighbor

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