Desmond Dwayne Dallas, 87, of Amarillo, TX died February 16, 2020.
Memorial services will be at 3:00 P.M., Thursday, February 20, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd., with Glen Walton officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.
Dwayne was born on a farm near Clayton, NM on February 24, 1932 to Durward and Juanita Dallas. He graduated from Clayton High School and then went into the United States Army where he served in the Korean War. Dwayne went on to graduate from Abilene Christian University.
Dwayne married Ann Smith on May 31, 1957.
Dwayne worked at the Soil Conservation Research Center in Bushland, TX, ASCS in Groom, TX and then went to Canadian, TX and did land appraisals for McMorries and Associates. Dwayne worked for Bell Helicopter for a little while. He retired from Montgomery Ward in 1992.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Ann Smith Dallas; brother, Earl Dallas; and sister Nitalee Zinck.
He is survived by his sons, Steve Dallas and wife Fern, of San Antonio, TX, Danny Dallas and wife Janelle, of Amarillo, TX, and Mark Dallas, of Amarillo, TX; daughters, Sherrie Dallas and husband Steve Brewer, of Orlinda, TN, and Emily Diaz and husband Robert T., of Amarillo, TX; sisters, Jeanine Thompson, of Greeley, CO, and Ada Gene Burrows, of Longmont, CO; brothers, George Dallas, of Denver, CO, and David Dallas, of Springfield, MO; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.