William (Bill) Holmes Waldrop, 74, of Amarillo, TX died Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 14, 2020, at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Viewing will be available, Sunday, December 13, 2020, and Monday, December 14, 2020, until 11:00 A.M. at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
Mr. Waldrop was born on March 21, 1946, in Monahans, TX to William Henry and Josephine Holmes Waldrop. He graduated from Monahans High School in 1964 and graduated from West Texas State University in 1969 with his bachelor’s degree in special education and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He then served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1972, achieving the rank of 1st Lt with an overseas assignment in South Korea.
Mr. Waldrop worked for the Amarillo Independent School District from 1973 until his retirement in May of 2005. All of his 32 years in the class was at Travis Middle School as a special education teacher. It was a job and a school he truly loved. The children of northeast Amarillo held a special place in his heart.
Survivors include a son, Brett Ryan Waldrop, of Lambertville, MI; a daughter, Jessica Anne Cross and husband Jeremy, of Round Rock, TX; a sister, Anne Hess, of Midland, TX; a nephew, Perry Harrison; niece, Amy Harrison; a great-niece, Skyler; a grand-niece, Josie Harrison; and countless friends that he dearly loved.
Mr. Waldrop requested memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.