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Bill Mcwhorter

September 12, 1942 — December 8, 2019


Murray William "Bill" McWhorter, known to many of you as Billy Mc, passed away December 8, 2019 in Uvalde, TX.

Billy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Uvalde where he served on various committees and as a Sunday school teacher.

He was born in Austin, TX, September 12, 1942 to parents Murray and Julia (Franzetti) McWhorter. He graduated from Austin High School in 1960. Billy played golf while pursuing a college degree, and later served in the military for two years. He married Janice Winans, his wife of 51 years in Dallas, TX on September 28, 1968. They moved to Uvalde in December of 1968 making it their home. Billy became a significant “low-key” part of the community. For over 40 years Billy was a major influence at Gensco and Uvalco pipe and will be deeply missed. He had a meaningful impact on Uvalde serving as mayor for four years.

Billy is survived by his wife Janice, daughter Audrey, her husband Kurt Walters of Golden, CO, daughter Meredith, and her fiancé Andre Plaza of San Antonio.

Billy was so proud of his grandchildren- known as “Didi” to Madeline, Jack, and Drew Walters of Golden, CO, Grant and Claire Hunter of San Antonio, TX.

He is also survived by his sister Judy, her husband John Paul Friess of Sonora and brother in-law David Bessire of Aledo, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Uvalde.  Interment will follow on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX.

Pallbearers will be Bob Willoughby, Charlie Griffin, Jack Baum, Bob Brandes, Robert Hundley, Roger Trevino, Gary Ferguson, and Robert White.

The family would love to hear your stories and memories of Billy. Please email your stories to:, subject line: Billy, If you prefer to send via mail, 910 Maple St., Uvalde TX 78801, Anonymous entries welcome.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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