Major Billy Windsor was born in Wheelock, Texas on Jun 11th, 1928. He passed peacefully on May 3rd, 2022.
He grew up in Kerrville, graduated Tivy High School in 1945, and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at age 17. He was sent to Paris Island for boot camp. Following boot camp he was stationed in several places around the US. In September of 1950, Major Windsor was sent to Korea. He was with the 3rd Battalion, 7th Regiment, 1st Marine Division. After their Division took Inchon and secured Seoul, they boarded ship, and landed in Hamhung, North Korea. From there, they fought their way up to the Chosin Reservoir. Major Windsor was wounded in 3 separate engagements. He was hit by 4 grenades and finally by machine gun fire. He returned to the US and spent 7 months in the Naval hospital at Camp Lejeune, NC. He was awarded 3 Purple Hearts and a Silver Star for Honor and Uncommon Valor in that campaign. He returned to duty. He served 21 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired at Quantico, VA. He was hired by the U.S. Civil Service at Quantico. He ran the wildlife program as Federal Game Warden for 17 years where he created and ran the conservation program and was in charge of the 55,000 acres. He retired in 1983.
Billy married his first wife Edna in 1947. After being married for 50 Years, Edna preceded him in death 1997. In 1998 he moved back to Kerrville with his 3 brothers, Dalton, Covey and Thomas Windsor. He married Marion Janett in Kerrville in 2003 where they lived happily.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion Janett 6 weeks earlier. Also preceded in death, 2 sisters, Louise and Dorothy and 4 brothers, Joe, Dalton, Covey and Thomas.
He is survived by his daughter Cynthia, his 3 step children, Karen, Sharon, and Brian, and 7 grandchildren, Eric, Brianna, Jayme, Gabby, Casey, Keegan, Rachael, 6 nieces and nephews.
Celebration of life will be held Zion Lutheran on Wednesday May 11, 2022, 12 noon, following a private interment at the Garden of Memories.
Zion Lutheran Church is located 624 Barnett Street, Kerrville. In lieu of flowers, Billy has requested donations be made to your favorite Veterans charity.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home (830) 895-5111.