William "Bill" D. Dungan, USAF, MSgt Ret., 77, passed away from Lung Cancer at his home in Tucson, Arizona on March 8, 2013 with his loving family by his side. Preceded in death by his parents James and Lora Dungan and infant daughter, Linda. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Frances, daughters Kim Batten (Jake) and Donna Dungan, grandchildren Ramsey, Katie and Yesenia, Cory, Casey, Cody, Davey, Connor Anthony, Genevieve, and brothers David and wife Frankie of Mansfield, Texas and Don Dungan and wife Gabrielle Peak of Georgetown, Texas along with numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was born in El Paso, Texas on May 27, 1935, the first son to James and Lora Dungan. He attended Austin High School prior to his enlistment in the United States Air Force where he proudly served from 1952 until his retirement in 1972. During his Air Force career he traveled the world serving primarily in EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) and later as an Air Force Recruiter. Following his Air Force retirement he started his second career with the United States Postal Service as a Mail Carrier and retired after 20 years. Bill loved being with his daughters and their families so he and his wife, Frances, moved to Tucson to be closer to them. He enjoyed Tucson with its beautiful desert and mountains because it reminded him of El Paso. He loved ice cream, country music and family time. He loved to go to his grandkids softball and soccer games, as well as their other special events He was an avid UTEP sports fan, discussing in detail the ups and downs of the latest football or basketball games with his brothers David and Don. He loved playing ball with his dog Toby, who was always by his side watching over him. Our beloved husband, father, brother, "Papa" and Uncle will be deeply missed and his humor and caring ways will forever be in the hearts of his family and friends. We miss you so much Papa....Visitation and service will be held on March 15, 2013 from 11:00am to 1:30pm at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home, 1755 N. Zaragoza, El Paso, Tx 79936 with graveside services at Fort Bliss National Cemetery at 2:30pm. Family and friends are welcome to attend.
Published in El Paso Times from Mar. 12 to Mar. 19, 2013