William Joseph Amero

William Joseph Amero, born on October 31, 1937, in Boston, MA, USA, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2023. He was a kind, big-hearted man who was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him. William dedicated a large portion of his life to helping others, spending 13 years in the Army, earning an Honorable Discharge, and 18 years with the American Red Cross. As the saying goes, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday June 23, 2023, at Highland Christian Church, 3617 SE 29th Ave., Amarillo, Texas 79103.

William chose to live a life of service and compassion, and his impact is evident in the countless lives he touched. In his retirement, he continued to give back to his community in Amarillo, Texas, where he was also a devoted husband to his wife, Leah Ivey. His love for his family knew no bounds, and his memory will live on through the lives of his loved ones.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William Sr. and Lena Amero; his sisters Hazel and Celeste Louise; his children Kathleen Nelsin, Wanda, and David Amero; and his uncle Fred Dufour.

William is survived by his wife Leah Ivey; his son Danny Amero and daughter-in-law Sharron; his son-in-law Stan Nilsen; his grandchildren Bill Hill, Jennifer Erskine, Shawna Simmons, Jeremy, Casper Amero, and Colton Amero; 23 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces, nephews and friends.

In honor of William Amero, we invite you to share your memories and upload photos to his memorial page. Let us come together to celebrate a life well-lived and a man who truly made a difference in the lives of many.


  1. Sheila Wetmore

    Danny an family. I’m so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. My prayers are with you all at this time of sorry! ❤️??

  2. Deborah Myers

    I am sorry to hear of Popo’s passing. He and Yoyo have done a lot for my family and me. I am grateful for the time we’ve spent together as family.
    Prayers are lifted up for Yoyo and Danny and the rest of the family.

    My favorite memory is of my eldest, who was 2 at the time. It was July 4th and the fireworks were loud. She clung to Popo’s chest and kept saying “boom boom sky in the boom boom sky” She and Popo shared a special bond and he loved to tell of that story back then. Rest in peace.

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