It is with bittersweet joy that we announce that Billy Ray Bozarth has made his journey from this earthly realm into his Heavenly home. He passed peacefully January 21, 2024 after a long battle with heart disease. He is fully healed and in the presence of his Lord now.
Bill was born September 3, 1952 in Waurika, Oklahoma to Carl and Faye Bozarth. The Bozarth family moved a lot due to Carl’s military service and eventually relocated to Fort Worth. Bill would spend the remainder of his life living in the Metroplex. He graduated from Arlington Heights High School and would go on to have a career in law enforcement. Bill joined the Fort Worth Police Department in October of 1973 and rose to the rank of Sergeant before retiring in January of 2001. Police work and serving his community was a personal passion of Bill’s. He continued to 'support the blue' long after his distinguished career came to a close.
Bill was a man's man and a Patriot tried & true. He was a devoted husband and family man who loved his wife, children, stepchildren and grandchildren. As a matter of fact, he loved all kids, but his grandkids were his favorites. They will tell you he is the best Grampy ever. Bill made sure not to miss a game, performance, etc. to encourage and show his love and support. He also loved and enjoyed photography and traveling. Watching and appreciating a good movie was another favorite pastime activity he enjoyed with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Faye Bozarth; brother, Ricky Bozarth; sister, Shirley Herndon; and stepson, Bryan Lundberg.
Bill is survived by his bride of 43 years, Marilyn Bozarth; daughters, Makayla Bozarth, and Tobi Patterson, stepson, John Lundberg and his wife, Sandy Lundberg; brothers, Kenny Bozarth and wife, Sherri; and Michael and wife, Kim Bozarth. Bill will be missed by his grandchildren, Tanner Brazier, Branson and Dakota Patterson, Avery Bozarth, Brianna, Preston, and Cash Lundberg; and the light of his life, Jenna Lundberg. He was blessed to have many longtime friends and an endearing police and community family.
Bill will be deeply missed but he found peace in the promise that we would all see him again someday...
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his honor to “The Wounded Warrior Project”, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.