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David Melvin Shilling, Jr.

December 14, 1947 ~ October 27, 2021 (age 73)

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David Melvin Shilling, Jr., a retired teacher, died Wednesday, October 27, 2021, in a Killeen hospital at the age of 73. Memorial services will be held at 2 pm Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Killeen Church of Christ, 400 N. W.S. Young Dr., with Dan Carter officiating. A private burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple.

David was born on December 14, 1947, in Temple, Texas. David held a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and a master’s degree from Tarleton State University. He spent his entire career as a teacher for Killeen Independent School District. Most of that time, he taught English at Ellison High School. After retiring, he continued to substitute often at Harker Heights High School. At Ellison, he was once named Teacher of the Year and was also sponsor of the Student Council. He was a member of the Killeen Church of Christ. An avid supporter of University of Texas football, he held season tickets to UT home games for many years.

Preceding him in death were his parents, David Melvin “Casey” Shilling, Sr., and Alma Rua Weems Shilling.

He is survived by several cousins; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Foster’s Home for Children, PO Box 978, Stephenville, Texas.

Arrangements are entrusted to Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple.

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Memorial Service
November 6, 2021

2:00 PM
Killeen Church of Christ
400 N. W. S. Young Dr.
Killeen, TX 76543

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