Billie Lloyd Etherton

September 17, 1933April 11, 2018

Billie Lloyd Etherton, age 84, from Austin, Texas passed away on April 11, 2018.

Billie was born and attended school in Breckenridge, Missouri. After graduating from high school he joined the Air Force and fought in the Korean War. He retired from the Air Force with twenty eight years of service, eight years of active duty and twenty years in the Air Force Reserves. He retired with thirty five years of service with the Federal Government for the Defense Contract Management area San Antonio, Texas. His last office location was the Super Secret/Black World at Lockheed Austin, Texas.

After his retirement from the government he worked as Quality Manager for Marco International and South Point for fourteen years. He was a 32 degree Mason, a member of the American Legion and the VFW.

He is preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Etherton and mother, Minnie Etherton of Breckenridge, Missouri. He is survived by his wife, Rita Etherton of Austin, Texas; his daughter, Terry Barta of Richmond, Texas; sons, Mike Etherton of Ft. Worth, Texas, Gary Etherton of Ft. Worth, Texas, and David Etherton of Robbinsville, New Jersey; step children Teddy Nobles, Tami Nowell, Kim Noonan, and Robyn Marino all of Austin, Texas; nine Grandchildren, twelve Great Grandchildren; and brothers, Richard, Bruce, and Don from Missouri.

The family would like to thank Cella Bella Hospice, especially Shawn and Tauna, for their wonderful support during this difficult time.


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Billie Lloyd Etherton

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Robyn Marino

April 19, 2018

To Mom/Rita and family.
My prayer is for God to comfort and heal your pain during this difficult time. That his memories will stay with you always and make you smile.

My favorite memory of my step-father Bill is that since the day he met my mother she became truly happy. Mom & Bill were so in love and it grew stronger through the years. Bill loved his family so much, including his stepchildren, and we felt it. All our Christmas celebrations were beautiful, he decorated the house, planted flowers, mowed and did so much to make life beautiful for others (never bragging or mentioning all his work). I love how he and mom traveled and spoiled their fur babies (Bubba & Cody) and just enjoyed being together. My latest memories were that he still smiled, still said I love you and still sang "I believe in You" during his hardest times. He was the definition of a gentleman, so strong and a good man who made a difference in our lives. Until we meet again in heaven.

Love your step-daughter