Billy Ray Duckworth
May 21, 1931 – January 7, 2019
Billy Ray Duckworth Billy Ray Duckworth passed away on January 7, 2019 at Midland Memorial Hospital at the age of 87. Billy was a long time resident of midland and had many friends. Billy was born in Eden, Texas on May 21, 1931. He lived in Eden until joining the Army. Billy was a proud veteran of the Korean War where he served from July 1952 to April 1954 as a sergeant in the Army. During his service he was awarded Korean Svc Medal W/2 bronze stars, UN Svc Medal, National Defiance Svc Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Billy Ray and Dorthey Mae Shearer were married on July 22, 1954 in Ballinger, Texas. Billy and Dorthey lived in Midland the next 37 years until Dorthy passed away in February 1991. Billy is survived by his daughter Gae Sutton and husband Phil Sutton of Odessa, Grandson Joshua Ray nelson of San Antonio, Sisters Judy Sheppard and Wynojoe Ivie, both of Midland and many beloved nieces and nephews along with several great nieces and great nephews and by his beloved dog Lacy. He is presided death by his wife Dorthey Duckworth, daughter Dorsha Ann Duckworth and a Great Grandson Justin Nelson. Brothers Kenneth, RA, Horace and Ronnie. Parents, Jodie and Fay Duckworth of Eden. We would like to thank all of the people of Hospice of Midland and Meals on Wheels for their dedication and friendship. A graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Midland, Texas on Friday, January11, 2019 at 11:00AM. Services entrusted to Ellis Funeral Home.
- Graveside Service Friday, January 11, 2019