Billy Joe Shaver
Aug. 16, 1939 - Oct. 28, 2020
Billy Joe Shaver, 81, a resident of Waco, Texas, passed away Wednesday in a local hospital after a brief illness. Born in Corsicana, Texas, he had been a resident of Waco since 1950. He had started out with a rough life which he wrote about in his songs. He lost his mother and his wife, Brenda, in 1999 and his only son, Eddy, in 2000. His faith sustained him throughout his life.
A public visitation was held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at Waco Memorial Mausoleum Chapel. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, where he will be buried near his son, Eddy, and wife, Brenda.
Billy Joe is survived by his sister, Patricia Shaver; nephews, James Bishop, Robert Bishop and Terry Rogers; great-nephew, Daniel Bishop; great-nieces, Tamara Gooden, Randa Leggett, Starr Bishop, Lea-Ann Rogers and a host of friends.
The family has requested memorials be made in Billy Joe's name to the Shriners Hospital for Children
or to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital.
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Published by Waco Tribune-Herald from Nov. 1 to Nov. 4, 2020.