Billy P. Flynn

September 3, 1930August 28, 2013

Bill Flynn went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday August 28, 2013. Bill was born September 3, 1930 in Healdton, Oklahoma. He grew up in Oklahoma and Texas. He was proud to serve in the U. S. Marine Corps attaining the rank of Corporal and designation as a Rifle Expert. He married Claudine Butler on October 3, 1958 and they shared 53 years together. Bill and Claudine raised their family in Big Spring, Midland and Odessa, Texas. After retirement from successful careers they enjoyed travelling to interesting places around the world. Bill enjoyed hunting, woodworking and was an avid reader. Bill joined the Texas Liquor Control Board (later name changed to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission) in April 1956. He retired from the TABC in August 1992 as District Supervisor/Captain in the Odessa office. He was well regarded throughout west Texas for his extensive knowledge of the Texas Liquor Law and an honorable Law Enforcement Officer. Bill was a devout member of the Church of Christ and he and Claudine supported many efforts around the world to share the Gospel. His faith in Christ and love of God were evident in his daily life and a shining example to everyone who knew him. Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife, Claudine; his father, mother and brother. Survivors include his loving children, Dr. Buddy Flynn, his wife Lori and grandsons John and Robert of San Angelo, Roberta King and husband Roger of Ft. Worth and niece Shanan Flynn Ghaffer of Allen, Texas. For the past year Bill’s companion/caregiver Mary Ramirez was the sunshine in his days. Bill was a quiet, thoughtful man with a generous heart. He had a special love for childrens’ homes and took great joy in helping young people obtain their education. He was a man of impeccable integrity, honor and unshakeable faith. Bill was escorted from his home by five Marines, Sgt. Alexander W. Garabedian, Lcpl. Kaitlin J. Fugate, Lcpl. Ian R. Jensen, Lcpl. Jared E. Sikes, Pfc. Clifford R. Norman. In true Marine fashion, these soldiers displayed honor and respect to their fellow soldier. At Bill’s request there will be no memorial service. His remains will be cremated and the ashes will rest next to his wife Claudine. Special thanks go to the caring doctors, nurses, aides and therapists who attended Bill during numerous hospital stays at Shannon Hospital and Shannon Clinic with utmost gratitude to Dr. Carl Anderton. Never has there been a more dedicated team of healthcare professionals. Thanks also to Molly Riley and Hospice of San Angelo for their gentle care during Bill’s final days.


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Shannon Coumadin Clinic

September 3, 2013

Please accept our deepest sympathies.

September 2, 2013

Dearest Buddy and family, Please know that our love and prayers are with you. I know he had to be a wonderful man, because he and your mother certainly raised an exceptional man. We all love you and you are are part of our family. If there is anything we can do to help you, please just call us. We love you, Buddy.
Jack, Georgeanna, BJ and Rick Wilson

Glenn and Wynell Norman

September 2, 2013

This Christian Brother has gone to meet his heavenly Father and his beautiful wife. God bless his family. Bill was a blessing to all who knew him.

Tom and Chris Huber

August 31, 2013

Doctor Flynn and family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences in the loss of your father. He was undoubtedly a huge positive influence in your life, as you often spoke lovingly of your dad. May you find peace in the knowledge you will be with him again one day in Glory.


Karen Freeman

August 31, 2013

Buddy and Roberta,
I only knew your dad for a short time, but it was truly a lovely experience. He was a wonderful man whom I would have loved to known better. My sincerest sympathy and prayers are with you both. Karen Freeman

August 31, 2013

We are thankful for having known this sweet Brother in Christ, and pray for his family in their time of sorrow.
Bill & Pat Reed
San Angelo, TX