Lancaster, Billy Ray (LaFayette)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Billy Lancaster
Billy Lancaster

Billy Ray Lancaster, age 81, of LaFayette left this earth peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2017.

Billy Ray was employed by Walker County Transit for four years. His profession was a truck driver where he was employed by Barwick Mills for 26 years, Queen Carpet for 25 years, Syntec Industries and Shaw Industries for many years.

He was an avid golfer and bowler. He enjoyed bluegrass music, dirt track racing and pitching horseshoes. He was also a member of the Last Day Round-Up Church in LaFayette.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Shirley Penson Lancaster; parents, C.R. and Gladys Lancaster; brother, Horace Lancaster; and sister, Helen Lancaster Bandy.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Catherine Lancaster of LaFayette; son, Tommy Ray Lancaster (Jason) of LaFayette; daughter, Sherry Lancaster Shelton (Graylin) of Flat Rock Ala.; stepdaughters, Teresa Gooden and Regina Collins; and stepson, Johnny Collins Jr.; sister, Betty Lancaster Kirby of Greenville, S.C.; grandchildren, Jessica Brooke Davis (Wesley), Adam Shelton (Amanda), Billy Ray Shelton, and Bobby Earl Shelton (Brittany); great grandchildren, Rylee and Buck Davis, Addison and Austin Shelton, and Boone Shelton; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastors Donnie Trammell and Fred Greene officiating.

Interment will be in LaFayette City Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Adam Shelton, Billy and Bobby Shelton, Johnny Peace, Jeff Lancaster, and James Spence.

Visitation at the funeral home will be on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

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