Bill Dunlap passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018. He was 82 years old.
Memorial Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Bill was born to Jewel and O.K. Dunlap on September 4, 1935, in Sugarland, Texas. His family moved to Amarillo and Bill graduated from Amarillo High in 1954. He married the love of his life, Joyce, on August 25th, 1956, and they remained inseparable over the years. There was never a Bill without a Joyce in any sentence, story, or mention of them. Bill started his real estate career in the early 60’s and owned Dunlap Realtors for over 30 years working closely with his brother Buck.
Bill also had a passion for trap shooting. He started shooting at the Amarillo Gun Club in 1956. Joyce soon joined him and became a serious competitor in the mid 60’s, saying, “If I wanted to see him I had to go to the trapshoots. “ They loved traveling to shoots and made many life long friends. In January of 1971, Bill teamed with Larry Gravestock, Gene Sears, Britt Robinson and Jimmy Brown to break a record hitting 997 of 1,000 targets. After many years of competing he and Joyce were both inducted into the Texas State Trapshooters Hall of Fame in July 1998.
Bill had many hobbies over the years. He loved to help others, and could do anything, from making jewelry to his famous fudge that everyone loved to get at Christmas time.
He was preceded in death by two brothers. Kendol Dunlap, who died in August of 1961, and Buck Dunlap, who died in May of 1986.
He is survived by his wife Joyce, of 62 years, his beloved puppy, Bella and numerous nieces, nephews. His soul and humor will live on.