William Boyd Amonett
May 21, 1931 – May 13, 2022
William Boyd Amonett was born in Boyceville, Wisconsin on a dairy farm on May 21, 1931. He moved with his parents, Burt and Zella Amonett to the Washington, DC area when he was 10 years old. He served his country as a member of the United States Air Force during the Korean War where he was stationed in Okinawa. He is a graduate of Strayer College of Accountancy and earned a BCS Degree. Mr. Amonett had a long career in Real Estate as a broker, appraiser and expert witness. He was an elected official on the Prince George’s County Council for a total of 12 years and served as chairman of the Council on 4 separate occasions during his tenure. He retired as its chairman in 1986. After leaving elective office, he served on the Maryland State Planning Commission and was the Land Acquisition Officer on a contractual basis for the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. He also wrote and taught courses throughout the nation for the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers, Inc.
In 1996, he moved to Venice, Florida where he resided for 19 years. While living in Florida Mr. Amonett volunteered for Tidewell Hospice and Meals on Wheels. He was also very active in his church. One of his greatest loves has always been music. In his high school year book he was described as always being seen with a music book. He loved to sing and play the guitar in which he was self-taught and for a short period he even played in a band locally in the Maryland area. During his retirement years in Florida, he enjoyed writing country music and recording his music of which he compiled a collection of his songs on 3 CD’s entitled, “Love, Laugh and Dance.”
In addition to writing music, he enjoyed writing appraisal courses, manuscripts and even poetry. He wrote a quite lengthy manuscript entitled “One Nation, One Flag! A Patriotic Beckoning to America! American History, Poems and Flag Tidings”. He also published his book, “Create Wealth part time, And Make Millions by Investing in Real Estate and Mortgages”. In 1986 he copyrighted his poem, “A Hearing Room Is a Special Place” during his final year as a councilman.
Some of his other loves were watching standup comedy, including telling jokes himself, traveling, learning other languages, and fine dining.
In 2015, Mr. Amonett returned home to southern Maryland to be closer to his family.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Johanna Amonett in 1990 and by his second wife Karin-Biggs Amonett in 2007. He is survived by his older and only brother Clyde Amonett of Vienna, VA, three daughters Jeannette Marie Haney, Cathy Ann Gregory, and Lori Elizabeth Amonett-Wilson, son-in-law’s, David Haney, Joseph Gregory and Michael Wilson, three grandchildren, Christopher Gregory, Hayley Wilson and Shane Gregory, and 3 great granddaughters, Cooper, Addie, and Kinsley Gregory.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society at www.alz.org.
Saturday, May 28, 2022