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Billy Shehorn Sr.

Shehorn Sr.

March 14, 1942
November 5, 2018

Visitation 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Thursday, November 8, 2018 - Irvin Macz Funeral Home, Centralia
Funeral 7:00 P.M. Thursday, November 8, 2018 - Irvin Macz Funeral Home, Centralia

Billy L. Shehorn Sr., 76, of Centralia, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was born on March 14, 1942 the son of Alva and Opal (Stoops) Shehorn in Centralia. He married Bonnie Beane on June 18, 1960 in Central City and she preceded him in death on January 5, 2017.

Survivors include his devoted children, Tammy Shehorn of Centralia, and Robert Shehorn (Doreen) of Norfolk, VA; daughter-in-law, Brenda Shehorn of Centralia; 5 grandchildren, Megan Deomes (Jimmie) of Centralia, Sarah Finn (Daniel) of Mt. Vernon, Roger McKinley of Salem, Michael McKinley (Amanda) of Woodlawn, and Travis Shehorn of Centralia; great-grandchildren, Lukas Deomes, Brianne McKinley, Gavin McKinley, Gannon McKinley, Emma Finn, Logan McKinley, Carter Owens, Garrett McKinley, Jackson McKinley, Anzleigh McKinley, Adaleigh McKinley, and Allie McKinley; brother, Jimmy Shehorn (Judy) of Jonesboro, AR; several nieces and nephews.

Along with his wife of 56 years, Bonnie Shehorn, Mr. Shehorn was preceded in death by both his parents; sister, Rosalene Wilson; and son, Billy L. Shehorn Jr.

Mr. Shehorn worked as a car man for Illinois Central Railroad where he lived out every little boy’s dream job. He truly had a connection with nature and loved spending time outdoors. Billy enjoyed waking up to a good cup of coffee off of the fire while camping. He would always be excited to chase down the next big buck and appreciated the solitude of throwing out a fishing line at the water’s edge. Billy’s most treasured moments were spent with his family as he was proud of each one.

A celebration of life service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia with John Willis officiating. A visitation time will be held from 5 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Billy’s honor to the Family’s Wishes. Online condolences and memories of Billy may be shared with the family by visiting and/or in their Facebook page.