Billy Ray Chalmers Sr.

March 24, 1929October 6, 2020

Longtime Bethany Resident, Billy Ray Chalmers, Sr., Age 91, Has Passed Away Peacefully On Tuesday, October 6, 2020 In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Billy Was Born On March 24, 1929 In Woodward, Oklahoma To Father Ray A. Chalmers (Fargo, Oklahoma) and Mother Audrea C. Stone (Mankato, Kansas). After Graduating From High School, He Joined The United States Air Force And Served His Country For 4 Years, 11 Months & 13 Days. He Was Honorably Discharged On December 10, 1954 At The Rank Of Staff Sergeant In Barksdale A.F.B., LA. He Married Hilda Schultheis (Chalmers) in March 21, 1957. They Eventually Made Their Home In Bethany, Oklahoma Where They Would Raise Their Family. They Were Both Committed Members Of Cherokee Hills Christian Church. Billy Worked For AT&T As A Computer Tester (Telephone Switching Equipment) And Fully Retired After 30 Years. He Was A Hardworking Man Who Will Be Remembered For His Toughness And His Out-Going Personality. He Was Preceded In Death By His Parents; Wife, Hilda Schultheis (Chalmers) (Feb. 27, 2010); Sister, Maxine Kersh; And Step-Daughter, Helen Akers. He Is Survived By His Son, Billy Ray Chalmers Jr., Step-Son, David Akers; 9 Grandchildren, 3 Great-Grandchildren, As Well Numerous Other Family And Friends. Funeral service will be conducted at Bethany Cemetery, 63rd and Rockwell In Bethany at 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Arrangements under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service, Bethany, OK.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020


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Patsy McDowell

October 8, 2020

Billy so sorry for your loss. Bill and I were the last of the original home owners on our block. He will be missed.


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