Memorial Park Funeral Home & Memorial Park Cemetery

6969 East Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX


Billie Joe Applewhite

19 octubre , 193315 mayo , 2019

Billie Joe Applewhite 85, of Amarillo passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend to many. He was born October 19, 1933 in Plainview, Texas to Joseph Ralph Applewhite and Estella Summers McGaha Applewhite.

He married Burlene Adams on July 17, 1954 in Olton, Texas. Bill was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he proudly served his country for 30 years. He worked as an Accountant at Nunn Manufacturing for four years. Bill and Burlene both worked as Regional Directors for Winnebago Travel Club for many years. Bill loved watching westerns, playing solitaire and he loved to cook. Bill was a deacon at Paramount River Road Campus.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, wife Burlene; his son Michael Wayne Applewhite, six brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his two daughters, Gaylia Fern Wilshanetsky of Athens, Ohio and Cheryl Diane Markley and husband Chris of Amarillo. Six grandchildren, Olena Wilshanetsky of Athens, Ohio and Kyle, Miles, Nate, Michael and Kaitlyn Markley, all of Amarillo. His brother in law, Earl K. Dallas of Pampa, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggest that donations be made in Bill’s honor to BSA Hospice of the Southwest or Michaeljfox.org


  • Gaylia Fern Wilshanetsky, Daughter
  • Cheryl Diane Markley, Daughter
  • Chris Markley, Son-in-law
  • Olena Wilshanetsky, Grandchild
  • Kyle Markley, Grandchild
  • Miles Markley, Grandchild
  • Nate Markley, Grandchild
  • Michael Markley, Grandchild
  • Kaitlyn Markley, Grandchild
  • Earl K. Dallas, Brother-in-law
  • Bill is preceded in death by his parents Joseph Ralph Applewhite and Estella Summer McGaha Applewhite, his son Michael Wayne Applewhite, six brothers and one sister. In addition to the family members listed, he leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and friends to cherish his memory.

  • Eddie Collie, Sr.
  • Christopher Markley
  • Olena Wilshanetsky
  • Kyle Markley
  • Nathaniel Markley
  • Michael Markley
  • Kaitlyn Markley
  • Jerry Jones
  • Miles Markley, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation domingo, 19 mayo , 2019
  • Funeral Service lunes, 20 mayo , 2019
  • Entombment lunes, 20 mayo , 2019


Billie Joe Applewhite


Edith Ferrell

20 mayo , 2019

I am so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family please remember that I thought a lot of both your dad as well as your mother my love and prayers are with the whole family

Waylon and Barbara Scheller

18 mayo , 2019

So sorry for your loss,Prayers for family and friends.I went to school with the Adams family and my sister in law was Emma.

Rex Rucker

17 mayo , 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of loss. Now they are together again.