William John Tiroff Delaune, 83, of Amarillo died February 11, 2019 after a brief illness. Rosary services will be held will be held at Schooler Funeral Home at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Burial will be in Alice, Texas.
“TV” Bill was born on September 28, 1935 in Alice, Texas to William Aloysius Tiroff and Josephine Mary Knight. He was the oldest of their eight children. Bill served in the United States Army from 1954-57 stationed primarily in Bad Kissingen, Germany. After serving his country, and purchasing a 356 Porsche, Bill attended Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, LSU in Baton Rouge and finally West Texas State in Canyon, Texas. He was a colorful figure who brought fun to the lives of many. His lived life his way and his adventures were legend. Bill rode Harleys and Indian motorcycles and played poker before it was trendy. He loved music and was an avid painter. Bill was a devote catholic and attended St Mary’s Cathedral and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
He is survived by one daughter, Stacey Tiroff Anderson and husband, John, one son, Chris Tiroff and wife, Rene, seven grandchildren, Alex, Trace, Lexi, Storm, Christian, Mitchell and Matthew, two brothers, Patrick and Michael, three sisters, Mary, Josephine and Roxanna and his long-time companion, Lydia Gajda. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James and Phillip, and his former wife, Peggy Jean Tiroff.