Billy Joe Monroe of Colleyville passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at home with his family by his side. Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lucas Funeral Home, Hurst. Interment: Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation or the Christian Homebuilders Sunday School Class, First United Methodist Church, Hurst, Texas. Bill was born to Mable Frances McKee and Joseph Monroe on July 26, 1925, in Dallas. Bill grew up in a loving family with one sister, Mary Jo Hull, and one brother, Edwin McKee Monroe. Bill graduated from Adamson High School and was drafted into the service in 1943. He attended Southern Methodist University. Bill landed on Utah Beach on D Day plus 4 with the 79th Division. Bill joined the Texas Employment Commission and retired as program automation systems director. He always said his greatest accomplishment was having two beautiful daughters and a very happy marriage. Above all, his love and dedication to his wife and daughters were the single focus of his life. He worked long and hard hours to ensure their happiness. Dorcas said she was drawn to this good, quiet man's qualities as soon as they met. Their great partnership and love affair lasted 66 years. Survivors: His loving wife, Dorcas; daughters, Cheryl Gore (Jim) and Nancy Kimmey (Ralph); grandchildren, Tyler Gaston (Elizabeth), Whitney Kerr (Bo), Ryan Kimmey (Ryan) and Chris Gore (Tammy); and great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Gage, Hannah, Anniston, Ty, Andrew, Cruz, Keeli and Will.