William R. “Coach” Dowty, 85, of Amarillo died February 27, 2019.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Schooler Funeral Home Brentwood Chapel, 4100 S. Georgia St. Arrangements by Schooler Funeral Home.
William was born July 22, 1933 in Amarillo to Grady and Gladys Dowty. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1952-1955. While serving, he played Basketball for Italian Team. William met and married Ruth Ann Crawford on August 12, 1994. He spent many years teaching and coaching. He was a huge fan of Women’s Basketball, American History, Dallas Cowboys Football and LA Lakers Basketball. William never met a stranger.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Wesley and Grady.
William is survived by his wife, Ann Dowty; children, Randy Dowty and wife Shari, Adella Hall and husband Bradley, Tonia McEvers and husband Kent and Lorinda Mercado; grandchildren, Deric McEvers, Jennifer Mercado, Sheena Lopez, Christopher Mercado, Wayne Shelby and Alisa Dibble; and numerous great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to Best Friends Animal Rescue or Alzheimers Association.