Billy Lynn McClellan was the first child born to Lester Archer McClellan and Eunice Rumfield McClellan. He was born in the McClellan farmhouse in Gouldbusk, TX Nov. 11, 1934. He attended Anderson and West Ward schools in Coleman, TX and Bangs Elementary School in Bangs, TX through 8th grade. He attended Santa Anna High School in Santa Anna, TX where he graduated from high school. During his years in Santa Anna, Billy played multiple sports (football, basketball, track, boxing) and was president of his senior class. He worked on the family farm as well as at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Santa Anna, where he sang in the choir, participated in Royal Ambassadors, and taught a young boys’ sunday school class.