Billy Bob Moore – July 23, 2016

Moore, Billy Bob Obit PicBilly Bob Moore, 82, a lifelong farmer in Wildorado, died Saturday at home following a long illness.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 29, at Trinity Lutheran Church and graveside at Palo Duro Cemetery in Wildorado.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Born in Wildorado on July 3, 1934, to Laney and Beulah Cox Moore, Billy Bob married Margie Janhsen, also of Wildorado, on December 2, 1956, after being honorably discharged from the United States Army. An avid fan of West Texas A&M University athletics and pilot, he was active on a variety of community boards and committees, serving on the Wildorado Independent School District Board of Education for 27 years, as well as the Board of Directors at High Plains Industries; Holly Sugar; High Plains Underground Water District; the Board of Elders at Trinity Lutheran Church; and the Board of Regents at Concordia University in Austin.

Billy Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Laney and Beulah Cox Moore; brothers, Jack and M.K. Moore; and sisters, Mildred Moore and Joyce Thomas King.

Billy Bob is survived by his wife, Margie; son, Lanny and his wife Bonnie of San Antonio; and three grandchildren, Stephanie, Zachary and Kimberly.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ruth Stelzer Memorial Scholarship Fund at Trinity Lutheran School, or Texas Partners in Mission of the Texas District Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Austin, Texas.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Thursday, July 28, 2016, at the funeral home.



Julian Castro “Pancho” Ramos – July 23, 2016

Ramos Obit Photo - Do not crop fish outJulian Castro “Pancho” Ramos, 90, of Amarillo, died Saturday, July 23, 2016.

Prayer service will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 27, 2016 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Ramos was born on April 12, 1926, in Brownsville to Maria and Angel Ramos.  He married Maria Ascencion Rodriquez in 1950, in Brownsville.   They moved to Amarillo in 1957.  He worked as a cement finisher all over Amarillo including Wiley Hicks and Carr.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Julia Garcia and Juanita Ramos; and a son, Julian Ramos, Jr.

Survivors include his sons, Angel Ramos, Ruben Ramos, Julian Ramos, Jr., Jose Luis Ramos, Daniel Ramos, Jesus Ramos and David Ramos; his daughters, Maria Morales, Rosalinda Cook, and Sylvia Escobar; thirty-eight grandchildren; fifty-five great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Raymond Eugene Cooksey – July 21, 2016

Raymond Eugene Cooksey, 90, of Amarillo, died July 21, 2016.

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Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday  in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial will be in Vernon, Texas.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Cooksey was born August 25, 1925 in Fannin County, Texas to Sampson and Mamie Cooksey. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during WWII. He loved the Lord, music & fishing.

Survivors include one daughter, Glenda Hicks and husband, Rich; three sons; Ken Cooksey and wife, Stephanie; David Cooksey and  wife, Gwen; and Gene Cooksey and wife, Ronda; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Ussery-Roan TSVH, 1020 Tascosa Road, Amarillo, TX 79124 or a charity of your choice.


Roy Hugh Roberts – July 20, 2016

Roy Hugh Roberts, 82, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 25, 2016, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Brent Adams officiating.  Burial will be in Roberts Roy obitMemorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Roy was born March 1, 1934, in Dallam County, Texas to Charles and Rowena Roberts.  After obtaining his bachelor’s degree, he worked for The Amarillo Grain Exchange, where he retired as the Chief Grain Inspector after 45 years of service.  Roy married Evelyn Loveless on August 14, 1953.   He was a former deacon and head of missions at Southwest Church of Christ.

He was Preceded in death by his mother and step-father Rowena and Dale Turner; and his father Charles Roberts.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Roberts, of Amarillo; two daughters, Janice Tucker of Oviedo, FL and Denise Roberts; two sons, Russell and Rick Roberts and wife Shannon of Pleasant View, TN; five grandchildren, Lauren, Landen, Kelsey, Tori and Austin; and a great-grandchild Avery.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to High Plains Children’s Home at 11250 Chapman Drive, Amarillo, Texas 79118.


Noretta Burgess – July 20, 2016

Burgess Obit PicNoretta Burgess, 72, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 22, 2016, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Noretta was born March 27, 1944, in Littlefield to Elmer and Nora Walls.  She was a homemaker and loving mother.

Survivors include her husband, Clifford Burgess, of Amarillo; a daughter, Sherry Hess, of Amarillo; two sons, Calvin Hess of Kenmare, North Dakota and Elvin Hess of Pampa; and 12 grandchildren.

Perry Edwin Dunlap, Jr. – July 12, 2016

Dunlap Obit PicPerry Edwin Dunlap, Jr., 89, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016, in St. Paul United Methodist Church with Carry King and Perry Hunsaker officiating.  Burial will be private.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Perry was born Aug. 3, 1926, in Belin, New Mexico to Perry and Lena Dunlap.  He was a Navy veteran. Perry married Barbara Pollard on Nov. 2, 1944.  She preceded him in death in 2003.  They were charter members of St. Paul United Methodist Church and Perry was the purchasing manager of Diamond Shamrock for 40 years.

Perry built a mountain cabin in Idlewild, NM in 1964 that the family enjoys today.  He enjoyed making furniture and turquoise and silver jewelry.  He played golf for many years and enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include two sons, Mark Dunlap of Amarillo and Dan Dunlap and wife Ann, of Marfa; a daughter, Sarah Dunlap, of Austin; special friends, Phyllis Medford and Ken and Ruth Smith, all of Amarillo; 6 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4317 W. Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX 79106.

Anna Kathryn Grant – July 12, 2016

Anna Kathryn Grant, 56, of Stinnett, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in Lubbock.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 14, 2016, in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Borger.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Ms. Grant was born May 14, 1960, in Odessa to Robert and Caroline Ashton.  She worked in the transportation industry as a truck driver.

Survivors include her mother, Caroline Ware of Stinnett; a son, D.J. Martin, Jr. of East Texas; a daughter, Georgianna Margaret Blount, of East Texas; two sisters, Beatrice Gamble, of Amarillo and Dedra Ware, of Borger; a brother, Robert Earl Ashton Jr., of Dallas; and 4 grandchildren.



Carlos Miguel Jordan – July 6, 2016

Jordan Obit PicCarlos Miguel Jordan, from Lubbock, Texas, passed away on July 6, 2016, at Childers Inpatient Hospice. A celebration of life gathering was held on Saturday, July 9th.  At a later date, the family will hold a special memorial service.

Carlos was survived by his wife, Elizabeth Jordan, and his daughters and their spouses, Pat and Jan Pirtle of Amarillo, Texas and Jeff and Celeste Dannemiller of Cody, Wyoming. Elizabeth and Carlos were married on July 18, 1953 and have been living together in Lubbock for almost 63 years.  “Poppie” was also survived by six grandchildren, Jordan Patrick Pirtle, Danielle Love, Jordan Jackson, Michael Pirtle, Candiss Hill, and Logan Dannemiller.  And his legacy continues with 10 Great-grandchildren.  Carlos was uncle to Vic Stephenson and his family. He had many special friends and kind neighbors, Kyle and Shelly Carver and their family, whom he loved as his own.  Carlos had several passions and loves in his life. Yet his family and special friends took priority.  He pledged to care for his wife every day and stay connected to all of his family. “Poppie” always wanted to know how his grandchildren and great grandchildren were doing and growing.  He was proud of each and every one!

Carlos was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, on December 19, 1934.  He lived in Puerto Rico until he moved to the mainland to attend Texas Tech in 1952.  He majored in Commercial Art & Architecture Design.  However, he did not finish at Texas Tech until after he served in the US Marine Corps. Carlos joined the Marines in October of 1953 and actively served in Korea for about 3 years. He completed his time with the Marines in the reserves until October 1961 and received an Honorary Discharge. He was presented with the Medals for National Defense, United States Service, and the Korean Service.  In October of 1990, he retired as a Civil Service employee from Reese AFB in Lubbock.  His civil service of 34 years was recognized with honor and special awards for his outstanding commercial art and presentations for the government.

After retirement, Carlos involved himself with many days of painting and sketching.  He enjoyed attending and teaching art classes and meeting fellow artists around the Lubbock area.  Carlos was an accomplished artist and created many different pieces of art in a variety of mediums, subject matters, and styles.  He especially took pride in portraits and character creations. His most recent entry and award was from the Plains Art Association in Plainview for an abstract acrylic portrait of a coffee buddy.  Carlos had never liked to work with acrylics, but he challenged himself at 80 years old to try something new.  This large portrait won 1st Place in acrylics.  “Jeery” or “Blueberry” was one of his last paintings. Not only did Carlos have a great talent and interest in art, but he also enjoyed music and reading.  He was an avid reader of mysteries, novels, biographies, and art history.  He loved to listen to classical music, Barbara Streisand, and his favorite Frank Sinatra. His favorite song was “I Did it My Way”. Carlos always had a strong connection and love for his homeland.  He enjoyed cooking Puerto Rican food, listening to Puerto Rican music, talking about memories of his family and the beautiful island that he knew as a boy.  He said, “It is a beautiful land and sea”.

Our “Poppie” will never be forgotten and his legacy will continue through our lives……like he signed his letters and cards ……SIEMPRE…..meaning always!  Thank you God, for your mercy and love that has blessed us dearly!  Romans 7:6

Robert Allen Price – July 11, 2016

Robert Allen Price, 58, of Amarillo, died Monday, July 11, 2016.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 15, 2016, in Highland Park Cemetery in Borger with Joshua Light, pastor of First Baptist Church officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Robert was born Nov. 16, 1957, in Borger to Allen and Jackie Price.  He graduated from Panhandle High School.  Robert was an Air Force veteran and served in Desert Storm.  He worked in the photo lab at Walmart.

Survivors include his mother Jackie Eakes and stepfather, Dean Eakes; a sister, Debra Black and her family; and a brother, Dale Price and his family.

Melissa Wilson Prater – July 4, 2016

Prater Obit PicMelissa Wilson Prater, 53, went home to be with the Lord on July 4, 2016.  She was greeted in death by both her parents and her husband, Alan Prater.

Melissa is survived by her two children, Seth and Allison Prater, both of Amarillo; three siblings, Linda Blake and husband Bruce of Amarillo, Kevin Wilson of Mustang, Okla., John Grady Wilson III of Amarillo; several nieces and nephews; and two great-nephews.

Melissa will be remembered for not only her love and dedication to teaching at Western Plateau Elementary for 26 years, but also her involvement in the Avhik Temple Daughters of the Nile and her home church at South Georgia Baptist Church.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., at South Georgia Baptist Church.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

A memorial fund for her children has been set up at Amarillo National Bank.