Mr. Billy Paul Shrum, 78, of Carrollton, and formerly of Pittsburg died Thursday, May 17, 2012 at a nursing center in Carrollton.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Bethel Baptist Church in Pittsburg, with Bros. Doyle Ruse and Chris Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pittsburg.
Mr. Shrum was born January 9, 1934, in Leesburg. He worked for Lone Star Steel for 42 years, and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church for over 50 years.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Sherry Lee Shrum; his parents John Cleo Shrum and Ellie Bullard Shrum; two brothers E.C. Shrum and Donald Shrum; and one sister-in-law Johnnie Fay Shrum.
Mr. Shrum is survived by a spouse, Tommie Lee Shrum of Carrollton, and formerly of Pittsburg; three sons: Gary Paul and Sophie Shrum of Maineville, Ohio; Jackey and Karen Shrum of Coppers Canyon, and John Shrum of Greenville.
Pallbearers at the funeral service will be Mickey Taylor, Dick Shrum, Billy Mac Marshall, Ken Jordan, Wynn Bostic and Billy Taylor. Honorary pall bearers will be Alan McCandless, Carl Hubbs, Jerry Huffman, Billy Barnett, and Frank Carr.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorials be made to the National Alzheimer Association or the church of choice.