David Lynn Chapman – June 6, 2017

David Lynn Chapman, 60, of Burbank, Okla. died Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

Memorial services will be held at First Baptist Church of Keyes, OK on June 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

David Lynn Chapman born Oct 7, 1956 in Guymon, Okla. has gone to be with his Heavenly Father on June 6, 2017 at 7:54 PM in Amarillo, TX.

David taught his children that family came first, to work hard and play harder and to always help others. David began working in the oil field at the age of 18 and never stopped working. He loved the lake, motorcycles, fast cars and trucks and boats. He was known to his friends as “Chappy” or “Chapman” and will be missed by many whom he called family.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Montie Mae Chapman; brother Mark Cox; his father Gerald Dee Chapman; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bursell and Mr. and Mrs. Chapman.

Survivors include his children, Nichole and husband John Dyer of Happy, TX, Rocky Chapman of Enid, OK, Jaqueline and husband J.W. Finn of Elkhart, KS, Lydia and husband Colin Smith of Paducah, KY and Kristina Speegle of Greely, CO; 11 grandchildren: Jazzlin, Wynter, Kylee, Malerie, Jay, Taylor, J.C., David, Jaxon, Zoe and Sarah; and 2 great-grandchildren: Demarkus and Demarius; siblings: Greg Chapman and wife Dianne of Newalla, OK, Debra and husband Ron Carey of Boise City, OK and Dee Chapman and wife Kim of Guymon, Okla.; and by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family suggest memorials be sent to BSA Hospice Care of the Southwest, 5211 SW 9th Street Medical Plz, Suite 100, Amarillo, TX 79106.

 

Harold Arden Kenady – June 25, 2017

Harold Arden Kenady passed away peacefully on June 25, 2017 in Amarillo Texas.    

Arden was born on January 10, 1938 in Jayton, Texas to Harold and Eloise Kenady. Arden was raised and attended school in Aspermont, Texas later moving to Wheeler, Texas.  After  graduation from Wheeler  High School  in 1955,  Arden moved to Canyon to attend  West Texas State to study Biology.    In 1958, following his Junior year of college, Arden married Lonnelle Lee. After graduation from West Texas State in 1959, Arden was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army and spent two years stationed in Hanau, Germany where he commanded a Howitzer unit in the 18th Artillery Division.   Those two years in Germany provided a lifetime of rich stories and experiences that Arden was always quick to share with family, friends and colleagues.

Upon his return from military service, Arden began a 38-year career in Pharmaceutical Sales working for American Home Products, which later became Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories. Working a large geographic territory including all of the Texas Panhandle along with parts of Eastern New Mexico and the Oklahoma Panhandle, Arden estimated he had easily driven over 1 million miles over his career calling on physicians and pharmacists in a three state area.   Arden was always quick to tell you the most direct way to drive from A to B and knew every mile marker between Guymon and El Paso.

Arden loved southern Colorado and built a second home there in the 1970’s in South Fork.   Many family vacations were spent building that home in the early years.  The cabin in South Fork provided him an opportunity to enjoy time with his family and entertaining friends while skiing at Wolf Creek, fishing in the Rio Grande, golfing, hiking and hanging out at “Blimpies” for coffee with all of his South Fork buddies. Later in life, he spent many memorable days there with his grandchildren.

In his younger years, Arden enjoyed playing competitive volleyball and for a number of years played on teams traveling to events throughout the region even participating in a National tournament in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1974. Arden also enjoyed working his land in Wheeler County clearing brush, working with his tractor and chain saw.   Arden loved travel and had visited almost every state in America in addition to numerous countries in Europe where he especially loved returning to Germany on two different occasions.  True to his Irish ancestry, each St. Patrick’s day, he traditionally wore a necktie that was over 102 years old and had been handed down through three generations of the Kenady clan.  Arden was an easy conversationalist and could  strike up a discussion with everyone he encountered.  He was a passionate supporter of West Texas A&M athletics including Football, Softball and Basketball.

In Amarillo, Arden and Lonnelle first attended St. Stephens United Methodist Church and later, Polk Street United Methodist where he was involved in the Aldersgate Sunday School Class. Arden served on the Pastor and Parish Committee and many other roles at Polk Street. He would put the “polishing touches” on the bells used for the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle fundraiser every year.

Arden was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Eloise.

He is survived by his wife Lonnelle of the home, their daughters Kimbra Countryman of Cypress, Texas and her husband Mark, Jill Norman of Edmond, Oklahoma and her husband Jeff along with their children Jack and Sidney, a sister Sidney Ann Thomason and her husband Buck of Cranfills Gap, Texas and their three children Stacy, Charles and Trey.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Dan Hendrick, Encompass Home Health and caregiver Brian Trejo for their constant support and care.

The family will have a graveside service at the Wheeler Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 29 and a funeral service at Polk Street United Methodist Church on Friday, June 30 at 10:00 a.m. with Dr. Burt Palmer, senior pastor, and the Rev. Kevin Deckard, associate pastor, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Polk Street United Methodist Church or the Kenady-Lee Scholarship at West Texas A&M, Box 60666, Canyon TX 79016-0001.

 

Floyd J. Bingham – June 23, 2017

Floyd J. Bingham, 90, of Amarillo, died Friday, June 23, 2017.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in Trinity Fellowship West Church with Kyle Wilkinson and Hal Rogers, officiating. Private burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Floyd was born on May 4, 1927 in Amarillo, Texas to Lucille and Floyd Jesse Bingham. He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1945. He was a veteran in the United States Navy serving in World War II.     He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1951 from Texas Tech.

Floyd retired from Pioneer Natural Gas after 30 years of service. He was a Gideon and had been a member of Pleasant Valley Christian Church for over 75 years.

He married Marian Louise Akers on May 27, 1950 in Amarillo.

He was a man of integrity who put God and family first.

He is survived by his wife, Marian, of the home; two daughters, Debbie Meadors and husband Daniel of Amarillo and Dena Rattan-Pool and husband Jeff of Panhandle; one son, Jay Bingham and wife Laronda of Amarillo; nine grandchildren, Jenni Streich, Lacey Esler, Janae Moore, Dustin O’Dell, Alexandria Oppel, Tera Barton, Zach Rattan, Jensen Pool and Hunter Pool; and eleven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and suggests memorials to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 2304, Amarillo, TX 79105 or a favorite charity.

 

Robert Ray “Bob” Hacker – June 21, 2017

Robert Ray “Bob” Hacker, 76, of Amarillo died Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 26, 2017, at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Ross Clopton and Anthony Inman officiating. Burial will be private.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Bob was born Jan. 3, 1941, in Sherman to Fay and Frances Hacker and grew up in Canyon, Tx before his family moved to Amarillo. He attended Amarillo High School and was a member of the first graduating class of Tascosa High School. After high school he served in the National Guard.

Bob was a self- taught drummer who toured the country playing with different bands in the 1960’s. After a hand injury prevented him from pursuing his musical career Bob worked at Levi Strauss and eventually retired from Tyson as a security guard. Bob had a passion for family, music, friends of Bill W. and his faith in the Lord. He touched many lives during his life.

Bob married Mamye Edwards on Aug. 16, 1974, in Amarillo.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Mamye Hacker, of the home; a son, John Robert Hacker and wife Rebecca, of Irving; a daughter, Elizabeth Anne Hand and husband Rodney, of Atlantic Beach, FL; a sister, Florence Martin and husband Gerald, of Amarillo; and four grandchildren, Dillon, Rebekah, Sadie and Lucy.

The family suggests memorials to St. Paul United Methodist Church Youth Fund, 4317 W Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX 79106; or to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Panhandle, 2110 S. Western St., Amarillo, TX 79109.

The family will receive friends from 2-4:00 p.m., Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the funeral home.

 

Vernon Camp – June 22, 2017

Vernon Camp, 89, of Amarillo died Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Central Church of Christ Chapel with Allan Stanglin, minister, officiating.  Burial will be private.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Vernon was born June 14, 1928, in Fox, Okla. to Alvin and Cleo Means.  His elementary years were at Camp School on Camp Road.   Following graduation from Fox School, Vernon went into the Navy and then graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Oklahoma.

Vernon married Melba Campbell on Jan. 25, 1969, in Amarillo.

Vernon was an insurance agent with American-Amicable Insurance Company and at Mass Mutual before retiring.

He was a member of Central Church of Christ and was a Barber Shopper for more than 50 years.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Melba, of the home; six sons, Mark and wife Lisa, of Dallas, Blair and wife Kara, Drew, Dale and wife Teri Ann, and Dennis and wife Melissa, all of Amarillo, and Dan and wife Teri Lynn, of Lubbock; a brother, Dennis Camp, of Fox, Okla.; two sisters, Pat Brent and husband Gene, of Chouteau, Okla. and Shirley Wilkins, of Conroe; five grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Mattie F. Higgins Thomas – June 22, 2017

Mattie F. Higgins Thomas, 87, of Amarillo died Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m, Monday, June 26, 2017, at Palo Duro Cemetery in Wildorado with Jim Shelburne, senior pastor of Washington Avenue Christian Church officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mattie was born June 2, 1930, in Deaf Smith County to Fred and Catherine Stinger Higgins.  She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

She married A. Ralph Thomas on June 3, 1966, in Tucumcari, New Mexico.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Clifford D. Seay; her sister, Billie Harris; and three brothers, Charles Higgins, Fred “Tiny” Higgins, and John Higgins.

Survivors include her son, Ronald Seay and wife Clara of Garden Plain, Kansas; step-daughters, Elaine Schlegel and husband Jerry, and Pat Lewis and husband Roger, all of Amarillo; a stepson, Cecil Thomas and wife Kathy, of Wheeler; a daughter-in-law, Mary Seay, of Las Vegas, New Mexico; two sisters, Luella Thomas, of Hereford, and Alberta Cantwell, of Benson, Arizona; two brothers, Ted Higgins, of Hereford, and Bob Higgins, of Lubbock; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

The family will receive friends from 5-6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the funeral home.

Trey Scott Taylor – June 18, 2017

Trey Scott Taylor, 28 of Amarillo, passed away at his home on June 18, 2017 in Amarillo.

Trey was born in Amarillo, Texas to Scotty and Kay Taylor on November 16, 1988. He attended Amarillo High and graduated in 2007. Trey spent time working in the oil field, but his passion and talents were in landscaping of which he loved and excelled.  Trey and his cousin, Chris, landscaped together.   Over the last few months, they spent dedicated time making plans to start their own landscaping business.

Trey had a special place in his heart for animals and a unique ability to bond with them. His connection and love for his pets led him to develop a skill for animal training and grooming. In addition to having a heart for animals, he cared so much for the elderly. Throughout his entire life, Trey always stopped to visit and spend quality time with the elderly people in his family and those he met along the way.

Family was the central most important thing in Trey’s life. Not only was he close in age to his sister, Tiffany, at 10 1/2 months apart, but they shared a very special relationship and closeness that is akin to what twins would share. Tiffany’s daughters, Brooke and Brenlee, loved spending time with their uncle and their greatest memory of him will be of his unending patience, the quality time he spent with them playing outdoors, and teaching them to play the keyboard and guitar.

Trey and his dad, Scotty, shared the same love for hunting and fishing. Trey’s first hunting trip was with his sling shot and dressed in camo just like his dad. They both competed to catch the largest fish or shoot the prize buck. Trey once hunted 63 days of one hunting season trying to bring home the trophy buck. Together, they made many memories while hunting at the family farm and fishing at their lake house. Trey learned many life lessons from these outings.

Trey’s mother, Kay, would like to focus on the positive memories of Trey in this time of tragedy.  “It was an honor to be his mom. He has taught me so much about life, patience, and not judging others. What I have learned from him I use in my personal and professional life every day. I am a better person for being his mom. Although I will miss him tremendously, I know we will be together again.”

On Dec. 11, 2016, at 7:58 p.m., Trey rededicated his life to Christ.

Trey is preceded in death by his grandmother, Floella Quattelbaum, grandfather’s Alvin Taylor and Emmett Howry, and his uncle, Toby Taylor.

Trey is survived by his parents, Scotty and Kay Taylor of Amarillo, his sister Tiffany Taylor and her fiancé, Daniel Scott of Amarillo, nieces Brooke and Brenlee, grandparents Neil Quattlebaum, Nelda Voyles, and Gracy Taylor all of Amarillo. Aunt and uncles Cindy and Jeff Thomas of China Spring, Tx., Shauna and Bill Hayes of Childress, Amber and Chad Martin of California, Kim and Bron Johnson and Cookie and Matt McClellan of Amarillo. Trey is survived by 10 cousins, Chris, Sarah, Logan, Taylor, Austin, Jamie, Kyler, Landon, Jordan, and Callie.

Trey’s Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at Hillside Christian Church – Amarillo South Campus, 6901 Bell Street, on Friday, June 23 at 1:00 PM. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Amarillo College Foundation in care of the AC Food Pantry, PO Box 447, Amarillo, Texas 79178.

Billy D. Cunningham – June 20, 2017

Billy D. Cunningham, 91, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 23, 2017, at Coulter Road Baptist Church with Jim Benton and Glenn McCathern officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Bill was born March 19, 1926, in Wellington to Roy and Beulah Cunningham.  He graduated from Wellington H.S. in 1943, and went on to earn a business degree from Texas Tech in 1951.  In between, he served his country in the Air Force and was part of the occupation force in Japan immediately after the fighting ended in WWII.

He married Rosemary Strong on July 8, 1950, in Wellington.

Bill had a long prosperous career with the NCR Corp. retiring after 36 years, the last many years as the branch manager in Amarillo.  He would also go on to spend 14 years as a sales associate at McCoy Myers, until 2004 at the age of 78 he knew that his work was complete.

His knack for telling stories and jokes and his mastery of selling skills made him a successful salesman and a trusted friend.  He always professed his belief and trust in Jesus Christ.  He was a member of Coulter Road Baptist Church since its formation in 1980.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, R.W., Keith and Lindy.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Rosemary Cunningham, of the home; a son, Glenn Cunningham and wife Sheila, of Amarillo; and three grandchildren, Rachel of Amarillo, Jason and wife Mariana of Houston and Darbi of London, England.

The family will receive friends from 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the funeral home.

Dortha Stegall – June 18, 2017

Dortha Stegall, 94 years of age, passed into God’s hands Sunday, June 18, 2017 with her family at her side.

Dortha was born in Plaska, Texas to the late O.M. and Bertha Smith and was the youngest of five children.  The family settled in Plainview, Texas, where she met and married Carlos R. Stegall.

Dortha and Carl travelled extensively during their marriage, raising four children and creating memories that would be told as stories for generations to come.  She was a devoted and loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Great-Great-Grandmother who was very proud of her family.  Spending time together was important her.   She had many interests throughout her life, and loved sharing those with her family; cooking, ceramics, rock collecting and gardening are just a few.  She was known (and loved) for her feisty sense of humor and her ‘slight of hand’ when playing board games, card games or dominoes.

There will be a Memorial Service to celebrate her life at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Washington Avenue Christian Church with Rev. Jim Shelburne officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

She is preceded in death by her parents, O.M. and Bertha Smith; brothers’ O.M Smith, Nelson Smith; sisters Maxine Gardner and Evelene Watson; and sons’ Ray Stegall and Melvin Stegall.

She is survived by her daughter, Cherie Hunter and her husband John, and by her son Mark Stegall, daughters-in-Law, Davie Stegall and Gloria Stegall; and 10 Grandchildren, 19 Great-Grandchildren, and 4 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

She leaves us rich in memories.

Theodore (Ted) K. Roberts – June 17, 2017

Theodore (Ted) K. Roberts, 96, of Amarillo, TX, passed away on June 17, 2017, in Amarillo, TX.  Visitation will be held at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Services, 2800 Paramount Blvd, Amarillo, TX, 79109 (806-355-8156) on June 20, 2017, at 6:00pm.  Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at First Baptist Church Amarillo, 1208 Tyler Street, Amarillo, TX, 79101 (806-373-2891) with Dr. Howard Batson, Pastor, officiating. Burial/Interment will follow at San Jon Cemetery in San Jon, NM, at 3:00 pm CT or 2:00 pm MT.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Ted was born in Hayden, NM, to Daniel Tipton & Stella Roberts on October 2, 1920. He graduated from Raton High School in 1938. He attended Eastern NM Junior College in Portales, NM, and Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM, where he met a Louise Bowe (“Bo”).  Shortly after they were married, Ted served in the Army for two years during WWII.  After the war, he graduated from the University on New Mexico (BBA) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MRE) in Ft. Worth, TX.  Ted was Minister of Music for Fruit Avenue Baptist Church (Albuquerque), First Baptist Church Roswell and First Baptist Church Albuquerque, from 1946 to 1965 and started the Music Dept for the  Baptist State Convention in 1952. Then Roberts was Minister of Music & Administration for Narbonne Ave Baptist Church in Lomita, CA, for five years. Upon returning to New Mexico, he served as the Business Administrator for the Baptist Convention of New Mexico for 17 years before retiring in 1986. He and Louise moved to The Craig Retirement Center, Amarillo, TX, in 1997, where they have resided since.

Ted is preceded in death by his Father, Daniel Tipton Roberts; Mother, Stella Hauser Roberts; Brother, Daniel Tipton Roberts, Jr.; Sister, Lovell Roberts King; Sister, June Roberts Ward.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Roberts of Amarillo; daughter, Judy Roberts Wood Hooks, her husband, RB; son, Daniel Kay Roberts and his wife, Mary; daughter, Karla Roberts Long, and her husband, Ernest.  Grandchildren include:  Kimberly Wood Broadhurst; Coy Roberts, Cody Roberts, Kristi Roberts, Andy Luikens, Jamie Luikens Cross; Melany Long Pearce, Austin Long.  Ted is also survived by great-grandchildren Garrett Broadhurst, Avonleigh Broadhurst; Coy Roberts, Jr., Camden Roberts; Tipton Roberts, Tyler Roberts, Teagan Roberts; Maria Rosales, Sydnie Rosales, Kaylee Coronado; McKenna Luikens, River Luikens, Fynnlee Luikens; Bryson Cross; Landon Pearce, Carter Pearce, Grady Pearce; Aaron Long, and another expected any day.

Flowers and/or Memorial donations may be made to Baptist Convention of New Mexico (5325 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87109) for the Inlow Youth Camp and/or Sivells Youth Camp. Ted was in charge of these camps for many years, and he had a heart for providing a camping experience for the youth.  Condolences may be left for Ted Roberts under his obituary announcement at www.BoxwellBrothers.com/obit.