Billy Carroll Schmalriede
August 8, 1937 – November 20, 2020
Billy C. Schmalriede, 83, passed away on November 20, 2020. A graveside inurnment will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 28, 2020 in Crawford Cemetery, officiated by Reverend Mickey Fugitt. Services are under the direction of Cole Funeral Home, McGregor, Texas.
Billy was born at home, in Crawford, Texas, on August 8, 1937 to Walter Schmalriede and Josie Holcome Schmalriede. He grew up in Coryell and McGregor and graduated from McGregor High School. Billy was a machinist for Delta Brands and after retirement, in 1986 he worked at Westview Manor and McGregor ISD. He loved playing golf, woodworking, playing dominoes, and took great pleasure in feeding the birds. Billy was preceded in death by sisters, Faye Henning and Dorothy Symank, and brothers, Ray Schmalriede and Leo Schmalriede.
Survivors include daughters, Carol Ortega and husband, Anthony, Christi Cox and husband, Russ; sons, Terry Schmalriede and wife, Janet, Tim Schmalriede; grandchildren, Miranda Ortega, David Schmalriede, Kari Ortega, Joaquin Ortega, Kylie Cox, Kase Cox, Kirsten Goodwin; six great grandchildren; brother, Bobby Schmalriede; and sister, Cleo Gohlke.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to suggest donations be made to the McGregor VFW, 202 S Jefferson, McGregor, Texas 76657.
Saturday, November 28, 2020