Sidney Paschal Shelton & Billie Jean Shelton

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Sidney Paschal, age 85, and Billie Jean, age 83, Shelton passed away on December 15, 2014. Although the circumstances related to their passing was tragic, the family does find comfort knowing they are now at peace, together as they were during 64 years of blissful marriage, and free of the health issues which both endured during the last few years.

Paschal was born on January 16, 1929 in Abilene, Texas to Clyde and Edith (Rink) Shelton. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Charlotte O’Neal.

Billie was born on June 26, 1931 in Austin, Texas to John “Dutch” and Ruby (Cox) Wier. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Robert Wier, sister-in-law Bobbie Wier, nephew Terry Wier and niece Lori Wier.

Paschal and Billie were married on November 24, 1950 and leave behind a loving family which includes Paschal’s brother Ronnie (wife Peggy); Billie’s brother Jimmy Wier (wife Marlene); three children, Sidney Jr. (wife Patty), Johnny (wife Debbie), and Brenda; three grandchildren, Sidney III (Trey) (wife Arlyne), Scott (wife Amanda), and Alyssa; three great grandchildren, Garrett, Connor and Addison; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

Paschal and Billie were both employed for many years by and retired in 1989 from the University of Texas at Austin. Together they enjoyed a long and fulfilled retirement, traveling the US, attending church, and spending time with the family especially on the holidays when their home would nearly burst at the seams with love and visiting relatives. Billie volunteered at the church, enjoyed needle point and was a frequent attendee at Lady Longhorn basketball games. Sidney’s passions included Longhorn Sports, fishing and obsessing over the farm in Manor.

Both will be remembered as loving, outgoing, and dearly respected members of their community. Anyone who met them would immediately feel as if they were part of the family.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 22, 2014, at Northwest Baptist Church, 6301 Woodrow Ave, Austin, Texas. A reception at the church will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Northwest Baptist Church-Billie and Paschal Shelton Memorial Fund.

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  • Memorial Service Monday, December 22, 2014

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John Smth

December 23, 2014

What a wonderful service. A large building filled with support, love and admiration. Your mom and dad raised a very handsome family. Your loss is almost incomprehensible and we are saddened by it. The one point of solace may be that they were never apart.

Linda Henry Troutman

December 22, 2014

So sorry for your loss. I have lived in the Brentwood area since 1989. Wish I had the chance to meet them. My deepest condolences.

Yvonne Hanover Boatner

December 22, 2014

Sidney, my sympathy to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss~ My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


December 22, 2014

Oh my God...we loved you so much! It's going to be very hard to say goodbye but GOD loved you more. You called us Angels when we met but you two were /are the true angels..we will never forget you! Good Bye For Now our friends good bye


December 22, 2014

I am very saddened by the loss of Miss Billie and Pops. I have not stopped thinking about my time with them since this happened. They were the most loving and kind people I have ever known. I was grateful to be a part of their family for a short period. They will always have a special spot in my heart. To the family - May you find comfort in each other and in all the great memories you have of time with them, and may you find peace knowing they loved you all unconditionally!

randy worley

December 22, 2014

Im so sorry to hear of the tragic loss of Paschal & Billie, our family is fortunately blessed to know and have the Sheltons for friends. I have lots of great memories growing up and working with dad and Sid at UT. My prayers go out to the Shelton family.

Sincerely, Randy Worley

Sue Wiseman

December 22, 2014

To the Children of Sidney P and Billie Jean Shelton,
You do not know me, I only met your Dad on a couple of occasions, but I would like to share with you one of those. My Father was Ed McCann, he worked in the Carpenter Shop at UT for more than 25 years and his youngest, my brother Joe worked for your Dad at UT.
The first time I remember meeting your Dad he hadn't started working at UT he worked for a company that was installing lights on Memorial Stadium. Our Dad took us over to the stadium on a Sunday afternoon and for whatever reason your Father was there. He was very proud of the work they were doing and lifted me up to the framework which was laying out on the track and let me try to reach my arms around the lights. I could not reach around them to me it seemed impossible that they would ever be placed at the top of the stadium. He explained to me that with these UT would be able to have games at night. I was in awe. Now many years later those lights do not exist as they have been replaced by structures on either side….but my memory of that day and a kind gentleman still exist. I never had the pleasure of meeting your Mother but it is said behind every great man is a great wife. Our family would like you to know that we are sorry for your loss and that our thoughts are with you.
Sue McCann Wiseman, her brother Joe McCann and sister Katherine McCann Galloway and our families.

December 22, 2014

Thoughts and prayers for the family and strength and peace for all.
Johnny Lammers

Scott Myers

December 22, 2014

Grief can be so hard during the holidays, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one this holiday season.

Marie Taylor

December 21, 2014

How lucky I was to land next door to your parents in 1987. I'm surprised there's not a path between our houses. They helped me so much in the early years, and I was so happy to help them out in later years.
I already miss them so very much.