SCENTERS, Billy E.|
Billy E. Scenters, 65, of Austin, Texas passed away at home on December 14, 2013. He was born to Jewel and Wilmer Centers on October 1948 in Waco, Texas.
Bill attended Riesel High School where he accelerated in sports; his Indian football experience earned him the nickname of 'Speedy'. To this day there are still pictures of him in the display case of the school. He graduated in May, 1966. He went into the Army in October, 1966 and was honorably discharged as an SP5 in October, 1972. Bill and Donna were married on August 14, 1982.
Bill attended Southwest Texas State where he earned his BBA in May 1974. After graduation he began working for AT&T until 1988. Upon leaving AT&T, he went to work for the University of Texas in the communications department. He retired from UT in October, 2010.
Bill was preceded in death by his father, Wilmer Centers; his stepmother, Charlene Centers; mother, Jewel Masters; aunt, Dorothy Centers; and brother, Marvin Centers.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Donna Scenters; son, Brian Richardson, and his wife, Dawn; grandchildren, Justin Richardson, Tori Richardson Burch, and her husband, Jack, Sara Richardson, Brian Richardson, Jr.; great-grandson, Wyatt Burch; sisters, Addie Hicks, Arlene Foster, Theresa Centers, Patricia Elliot, Dorthy Centers; brothers, Willie Centers and Lee Otis Masters; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, all whom he loved dearly.
Anyone who spent time with Bill knows how much he loved sports and playing cards. He didn't care if he won or lost, it was the challenge of the game that he loved.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at Harrell Funeral Home, 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin, Texas.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, December 20, 2013, at Harrell Funeral Home, Austin, Texas. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Killeen, Texas.
Condolences may be sent to: www.HarrellFuneralHomes.com.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Dec. 17 to Dec. 18, 2013