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Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

3220 South 31st Street, Temple, TX

OBITUARY

Billy Ray Schaefer

September 3, 1946July 5, 2020
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Billy Ray Schaefer, 73, died Sunday July 5 at a Temple hospital. He was born September 3, 1946, in Houston to Hilda Schaefer.

Billy grew up in Benham and graduated from Brenham High School in 1964. He then attended Blinn College in Brenham.

He married Betty Lorenz on January 15,1967, at Salem Lutheran Church in Brenham. He lived in Houston and worked for Blue Bell Creamery and Lance INC. Billy later moved to Temple in 1977 and worked as a dealer for Snap-On Tools for 36 years, retiring in 2013.

Billy is survived by his wife, Betty and son, Duane Schaefer of Temple, Texas.

He is preceded by his mother and a son, Bradley Schaefer.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, July 8th 6-8pm at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Schaefer will be held at 10am Thursday, July 9th at Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2109 W Ave H, Temple, TX 76504.

  • FAMILY

  • Betty Schaefer, Wife
  • Duane Schaefer, Son
  • Bradley Schaefer, Son (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mark Lehmann
  • Don Blome
  • Brian Lorenz
  • Robert Ziese
  • Johnny Schaefer
  • Justin Brending

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

  • Burial to Follow

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

Memories

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Sonny and Marsha Dannhaus

July 12, 2020

Betty, Sonny and I are so sorry for your loss and the loss of another classmate Billy Schaefer, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sue & Sandy Lowry

July 9, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss of "Coach Schaefer." He was our son's soccer coach for several years and was loved by him and his fellow team members. We are so grateful for him and his positive influence on on Joel and his friends. They will always remember him.

Sue and Sandy Lowry

Robert Sherwood

July 8, 2020

I remember Billy best as my Snap-on dealer when I was working in Temple. Always had a smile on his face and I considered him a friend always said Hi when I saw him out in public. He will be missed. God speed my friend.

Leroy Fulford

July 8, 2020

We are both so sorry for your loss. I have several very fond memories of Billy. He was a great all round fella in my book. Billy did a lot in the way of helping me get rid of my tools when I decided to retire.
Leroy & Becky Fulford
Fredericksburg Tx

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