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1935 Bill 2022

Bill C. Mobley

February 4, 1935 — October 22, 2022

Bill Cresens Mobley, 87, of Amarillo died October 22, 2022.

Visitation will be from 6-8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 27, 2022 at Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 28, 2022 at Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St. Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery.

Bill was born during the Great Depression in Las Vegas, New Mexico.  Soon after his birth the family returned to the Panhandle, and he graduated from Amarillo High School in 1953.  He was a proud Sandie, served as Senior Class President, and was a tight end on the Golden Sandstorm Football Team.  After graduation he entered Yale University which he described as a “dream-like” experience.  There, he developed a passion for literature and in 1957 he graduated with a BA in English Literature. One of his Yale roommates, Ted Nicklaus, introduced Bill to his little sister and in 1959 Bill and Windene were married at Polk Street United Methodist Church.  Together they raised their three children and enjoyed a wonderful life full of music, church, bridge, volunteering, grandchildren, and love.

That Yale degree in Literature led Bill to a career in oil and gas. He worked as a Landman for Continental Oil Company, Petroleum Corporation of Texas, Argonaut Energy, Amarillo Oil Company, and finally Pioneer Natural Gas where he was a Vice President.  He then turned his attention to one of his lifelong passions, learning. Teaching ESL and Economics at Palo Duro High School was his “retirement gig” which he did until the age of 80.  He never stopped seeking knowledge and instilled that in those around him.

Bill was a past President of the Panhandle Association of Petroleum Landman and served on the Amarillo Library Board and Potter/Randall Appraisal District. He was also active coaching team sports, supporting budding musicians, teaching bridge, was an active member of Polk Street United Methodist Church, and led the Mobley Sunday School Class at PSUMC for many years.

Windene, his wife of 41 years, died in 2000, daughter Pamela died in 1990, and daughter Nancy died in 2019.  He is survived by his son, Mike Mobley and wife Ameka of Amarillo; son-in-law, Gary Jackson of Amarillo; and his grandchildren, Ryan Jackson, Tiffany McDaniel, Jennifer Smith, Melissa Jackson, Eric Jackson, Kyra Mobley, and Kolton Mobley as well as seven great-grandchildren; and special friend, Patricia Latham.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the Pamela S. Mobley Memorial Suzuki Scholarship at Amarillo College.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, October 27, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 28, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Polk Street United Methodist Church

1401 South Polk Street, Amarillo, TX 79101

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