Billy Joe Shaver, Age 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. He is survived by his sister, Patricia, of Waco, Texas and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
A public visitation will be held from noon to 6:00 PM on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Waco Memorial Mausoleum Chapel. Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 where he will be buried near his son, Eddy and wife, Brenda.
The family has requested Memorials may be made in Billy Joe's name to the Shriner's Hospital for Children or to St. Judes Children Research Hospital.