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Billy Pat Dunnahoo

March 7, 2019

Billy Pat Dunnahoo 83, died Thursday March 7, 2019 at his Benton residence.  He was born June 13, 1935 in Colorado City, Texas to Alferd (Buster) and Ethel May (Murphy) Dunnahoo.


On January 12, 1985 he married Shirley A Fish at Topeka, Kansas and she survives of the home. Billy grew up in Corpus Christi Texas and always retained his love of his home state.


Billy served his county in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea, Japan and Germany.  He has a love of his country and was proud to serve in the army.


He worked several jobs during his working career including building furniture, machinist and Excel Industries and as a custodian in his later years. Billy loved to be kept busy and always had a project to work on.  He enjoyed bowling, fishing and two step dancing.

Family was important to Billy and he looked forward to spending time with his loving family and many friends.


He is survived by his wife Shirley of the home; one son Gary Dunnahoo of Peabody, KS; 2 daughters: Janie Gonzalez and Sherry Dunnahoo both of Newton, Kansas; step daughters Diane Hyden of Wichita, KS, Laura Gile of Derby, KS and Cheryl McCormick of Benton, KS; one brother Ben Dunnahoo of Belton, TX and one sister Kay Ursprung of Corpus Christi, TX. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren 40 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.


Billy is preceded in death by his Mother and Father son Thomas Dunnahoo; Step son Mark Fish; Brothers Bradley and Bob Dunnahoo and sister Sue Cummings and his sister Nell.


A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday March 13, 2019 at Petersen Funeral Home with The Reverend Donna Voteau presiding.  Private family interment will take place.


Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association in care of Petersen Funeral Home.



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4 thoughts on “Billy Pat Dunnahoo

  1. Rest Billy, until you hear at dawn,
    the low, clear reveille of God.

    Thank you for your service to this nation.

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