Billy Ray Caves

August 8, 1933October 22, 2018

Billy Ray Caves, 85, of Waco, Texas passed away Monday, October 22, 2018. A graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Post Oak Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m., prior to the service at Cole Funeral Home in McGregor.

Mr. Caves was born August 8, 1933 in Waco, Texas to John Wright Caves and Mary Elizabeth Goff Caves. He married Alice Lucille Whitehouse on February 14, 1956 and they made their home in Waco. Billy loved to fish, camp, and ride motorcycles.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Alice Lucille Caves on November 1, 1993.

Survivors include his daughter, Sherrie Fillip and husband, Frankie, of Moody; son, Ricky Caves and wife, Caye, of McGregor; grandchildren Jimmy Powers, Jr. and wife Kadi, Daniel Fillip; great grandchildren, Joshua Finkenbinder, Briana Powers, and Lilly Powers.


  • Visitation Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, October 25, 2018

Billy Ray Caves

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Kemberly Rogers

October 25, 2018

Our family always enjoyed seeing uncle Billy at the reunions he always had a smile on his face and he would always hug and kiss you on the forehead! He and his sisters and brothers were always so happy to see one another uncle Billy you too will be missed rip we love you can't wait to see you and the rest of the family's again someday!!!

Bobby Ficke

October 25, 2018

I worked with Bill for years at Steakley Chevrolet. He was definitely one of the good ones and was always a treat to be around. This is such a coincidence because I am your neighbor in McGregor (Ricky/Caye) and I did not know Bill was your Dad. Valerie and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tricia Hardy

October 24, 2018

Billy was my great uncle as he was my papa's (bruce) brother. He was always my favorite, but i didnt get to see him much but once a yr at the reunions and i just adored him. U see me n my papa were very very close and he n billy looked soo much alike and were close as i was growing up...i will never forget him. He was always very special to me. I regret that i havent gotten to see him in yrs. Fly high uncle billy with the angels...u r now reunited in heaven with papa, my momma (vicky) and all ur siblings as well as the others gone before u. I will treasure all the memories i have of u growing up and look forward to meeting u again one day. I love u and my heart goes out to all of the family. I pray comfort over all of u. God speed.
Love always,
Tricia Bruner-Hardy

Vanessa Johnson

October 24, 2018

I spent a good portion of my life camping and visiting with my uncle Billy. I pray for peace for the family and we will see you soon Uncle Billy!

Love Vanessa