Welcome to Dark Canyon

This Website is Dedicated to the Loving Memory of William Douglas Roser aka Dark Canyon.

William Douglas Roser, I, age 72, passed away on August 17, 2011, in La Vernia, TX. He wasn’t born in Texas, but he got here as fast as he could. He was a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment, The Right to Keep and bear arms and was a member of the National Rifle Association. William's hero was Skeeter Skelton, who was a sheriff for West Texas and wrote for Shooting Times Magazine.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth McClurg; father, Richard Roser; first wife, Sandra Fadley; sister, Evelyn Pearson; half brother, John Huntsman. William is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Lucilla Roser; son, William D. Roser, II and wife, Wendie; son, Raymond Jeffrey Roser and wife, Valerie; daughter, Christine Clark and husband, Tommy; brother, Fred Roser; brother, Richard Roser; mother-in-law, Rosa and husband, Ron Rainville; father-in-law, Enrique Robles; seven brothers and sisters-in-law including his favorite sister-in- law, Kory and seven grandchildren.

The family received friends from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

12:30 P.M.

Pastor David Gale officiated. Interment followed at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to National Rifle Association.

The NRA Foundation Inc,
11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
(800) 423-6894

Lucilla Roser

Bill's purpose in creating this web page was to provide shooting and reloading information to people interested in the shooting sports.

This site will no longer be updated.

Bill always considered Skeeter Skelton to be one of the most entertaining writers in the firearms arena. Though Skeeter's been gone for over 20 years, we think you'll find his articles interesting and often fun to read.

For topics of a more current nature, I would strongly encourage everyone to read Colonel Dan's essays. They are well written and very informative. 



  Papa Grande & Dark Canyon       Dark Canyon With Wife Luci         Luci Relaxing (She does it so well)

Although not the best picture it was one of Bill's favorite.


Dark Canyon                                

Formerly SASS #37715


Bill Roser

Adkins, Texas 



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Lucilla Roser



Some of Bill's Favorite Quotes:


"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing is worth a war, is worse. A man who has nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance at being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." 

- John Stuart Mill


"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. The Marines don't have that problem"

- Ronald Reagan

"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it."
- Jeff Cooper

"If guns cause crime, all of mine are defective."
- Ted Nugent


Alamo Area Moderators

A Visit With Bill Jordan

Cowboy Action Shooting Links

Colonel Dan

Cowboy Poetry

Elmer Keith

Famous Sayings

Handloading Safety Tips


Louis L'Amour

No Second Place Friend - A Tribute To Bill Jordan

Papa Grande

Reference Information

Skeeter Skelton

Tales Of The Old West

The Sacketts

They Call My President A Cowboy

Top Brass



One day I was speeding along at the typewriter, and my daughter - who was a child at the time - asked me, "Daddy, why are you writing so fast?" And I replied, "Because I want to see how the story turns out!"

. . . Louis L'Amour



This page was last updated on 10/23/11.


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