Billy Charles Loden, 85, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 26, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Drive, Waco, with Rev. Jerry Freedman officiating. The family will receive visitors from 6 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, at the funeral home.
Billy was born March 2, 1934, in Waco, Texas, to Benjamin and Birdie (Diver) Loden. He served in the US Army during the early 50’s. Upon discharge, he attended Baylor University, graduating in 1962. He helped run his family’s business, “Loden’s Snow Cones”, in Waco. Billy owned and operated Loden Guns Shop in Robinson for many years. He retired from the US Postal Service after 26 years as a Rural Letter Carrier in Lorena, Texas.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, BF Loden, Winnell McMinn and husband John, Ralph Loden, and Truman Loden and wife Jeanette.
He is survived by his son Billy Loden II and wife Lori, of College Station; daughter, Sheri Sims, of Waco; grandchildren Matthew Loden, of College Station, currently attending Texas A&M, Ryan Loden of Waco, currently attending Baylor University; and Clayton Sims, of Waco; his former wife and long-time friend, Joyce Loden; along with numerous nieces and nephews, who he dearly loved.