Dennis Eugene Wilson, 61, of Amarillo, Texas, was born September 25, 1960, to Marion and Marie Morris in Bremerton, Washington. He was adopted at age 6 by Jack and Billie Wilson of Amarillo, Texas. He passed away on December 5, 2021, surrounded by family.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Lighthouse Funeral Chapel, 3707 Wolflin Ave., in Amarillo.
A viewing will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 10, and the family will receive visitors beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral chapel.
Dennis married Troyce Beard on August 9, 1980, in Amarillo, Texas. They were married 41 years and 4 months at the time of his passing. Dennis enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1979 and ended his service in 1983. Afterward, he worked in the restaurant industry for many years. In 1996 he began working for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and retired in 2014, at the rank of Lieutenant. After retirement, Dennis enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, woodworking, fishing, and watching the Texas Rangers.
Dennis was preceded in death by his biological and adopted parents; two sisters, Bonnie Maggard, and Sheryl Bennett; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Virgil and Roberta Beard.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Troyce Wilson of Amarillo, Texas; two sons and a daughter, Jerrod Wilson and wife Desiree, Carissa Wilson and spouse Luis Lujan, all of Amarillo, Texas, and Joshua Wilson and wife Lakota of Canyon, Texas; six grandchildren, Hunter, Brock, Lilith, Katherine, Arya, and Hayley; a bonus daughter, Raquel Roberson, and family of Amarillo, Texas; his siblings, Joe Wilson and wife Debra of Amarillo; Niki Barney and husband Jay of Moody, Texas, David Hearn and wife Elise of Peoria, Illinois, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to:
High Plains Children’s Home https://www.hpch.org/giving
Storybridge, Inc. https://www.storybridgeama.org/give-now.html