April 20, 2024
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Billie Ruth Parker Shotwell

1929 – 2022

Billie Ruth Shotwell, 92, died on January 22, 2022, at Cedar Hollow Nursing Home in Sherman., 11 days shy of her 93rd birthday. She was born February 2, 1929, in Alba, to Leo Parker and Lola Middleton. She loved being mother to her seven children, Granny to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She worked as waitress at Lone Oak Café in Balch Springs and Y’all Come Back in Emory. She loved people. She was member at Emory Baptist Church.  

She married Calvin Shotwell Sr., in Rockwall on March 20, 1946. Their love and life together was a match made in heaven.

She was blessed with 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren

Mrs. Shotwell is survived by daughters, Pamela Ruth Minor and husband Mark of Sherman, Sylvia Jean Chadwick and husband Chad of Ft. Worth; sons, Jack E. Shotwell and wife Patricia of Chandler and Steven Lee Shotwell and wife Cindy of Combine.

She was preceded in death by her husband; sons, Calvin Melburn “Butch” Shotwell Jr., Larry Lynn Shotwell, Tony Dewayne Shotwell; granddaughter, Cara Ann Delmae Shotwell; daughter-in-law, JoAnn Adams Shotwell; brother, Bobby Earl Parker; sister, Leola Faye Dunn; and her parents.

Arrangements under the directions of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.