William V. “Bill” Counseller

William V. “Bill” Counseller, 92, of Amarillo, passed away on April 8, 2021. He was born July 17, 1928 in Topeka, Kansas to Charles and Mary Mabel (Hostettler) Counseller.

Bill served in the Air Force and achieved the rank of Staff Sgt. He was an instructor for jet engine mechanics at Amarillo Air Force Base. Bill owned and ran Canyon Body Shop and Wrecker Service in Canyon, Texas. He was a member of the Canyon Fire Department as a Volunteer Firefighter. He also managed the Canyon Airport and held his private pilot’s license.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Norma Elizabeth Counseller Morton; three brothers, Douglas Keith “Jack” Counseller, Rex Lee Counseller, and Robert Eugene Counseller

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Robert Counseller, of San Antonio, Brenda Counseller, and Kay Counseller Record, all of San Antonio; grandchildren, Erika Leigh Record-Sparks and husband Robert, Jordan Lynn Record Granzin and husband Travis, Casey and Hayden, Michael Jesse Counseller, and Lillyanna Christine “Anna” Counseller.


  1. Sue Bolley

    Dear family,
    I am so sorry to hear about you losing your dad. Wow, what a long and rewarding life! I hope that as you gather together to share stories of your dad your hearts will start heal. Sending hugs from Topeka.

  2. Charles’ Coulter

    So sorry for your loss , Kay . Prayers for you and your family. May he Rest In Peace

  3. Joyce Hladky

    Brenda, Bob and Kay and families, we are so sorry for your loss. We have such wonderful memories of Uncle Bill and your family back to when we were kids and we came to Texas to visit. We smile and laugh as we remember our horseback riding experience when your dad brought the horse to your house in the back seat of his car just so we could ride him. We also have fond, fond memories of the times we came to visit during the holiday season. Your mom and our mom were preparing the turkey for our holiday dinner. We also remember the trips to Oklahoma where we met met so Diane or Brenda to come to Topeka or Texas to visit. I also remember Brenda when you and Diane would sunbathe — because you both tanned. I didn’t so I just kind of watched as the two of you laid out in the sun. (LOL) As we grew older and became adults, I remember on one of the occasions we got to see your dad and how just seeing him stopped me dead in my tracks — I couldn’t get over how much he looked like our dad. It was an amazing comfort for me to see the resemblance between Uncle Bill and Dad. My husband Merle and my son David enjoyed the times they got to see and visit with Uncle Bill. They loved visiting with him about cars and trucks and everything under the sun. They had a lot of love and respect for your dad. Even though we didn’t get to see him often, we have wonderful memories and will miss him for sure. Keeping all of you in our prayers at this time. Love to all of you.

    Your cousin Joyce

  4. Lucy Dean Record

    My prayers for the family am I extend my deepest sympathy

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