Waylan Eugene Irvin – August 23, 2016

Irvin Obit PicWaylan Eugene Irvin, 61, of Amarillo, formerly of Dumas, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Donnie Ives officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Waylan was born Sept. 30, 1954, in Bossier City, Louisiana, to Betty and Truett Irvin.  He loved riding dirt bikes and excelled in sports all through high school.  He loved bowling with his family and loved animals.

Waylan was a Marine Corps veteran and worked at Panhandle Eastern Gas Plant.  He was a member of Bethel Assembly of God in Dumas.

He was preceded in death by his father; and a nephew, Josh Buchanan.

Survivors include his mother, Betty Irvin, of Amarillo; three sons, Shawn Irvin and wife Lori, of Amarillo, Derek Irvin of Denver, Colorado and Zack Irvin and wife Maggie, of Dumas; his grandchildren, Preslee and Emma Irvin; three sisters, Debbie Buchanan and husband Tony,  Carol Luke and husband Farris, and Sandra Ives and husband Donnie, all of Amarillo;  four nieces, Missy, Tawny, Ashton and Tamar; a nephew, Keegan; and several great-nephews and great-nieces.

Justin “Chuck” Stacker – August 22, 2016

Stacker Obit PicJustin “Chuck” Stacker, 68, of Amarillo, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Stacker was born Oct. 30, 1947, in Lubbock.  He married Sherry Schultz on June 15, 1971, in Amarillo.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Paige Pratt, Andrea Pirkle and Tayler Stacker; and 5 grandchildren.

Carlie Barnes Simpson – August 22, 2016

Simpson, Carlie Obit PicCarlie Barnes Simpson, 98, of Amarillo, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016.

A memorial gathering will be at a later date following a private graveside service.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Carlie Barnes was born July 13, 1918, in Binghamton, N.Y., to John Quincy and Marguerite Overhuls Barnes.  He parents, both Texans, returned to Amarillo in 1923.  She graduated from Amarillo High School, Amarillo College and the University of Texas in 1940, with honors, and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha.

Mrs. Simpson was married to James A. McKnight in 1940.  In 1954, she married Hugh L. Umphres, Jr., who died in 1981.  She married E. Selden Simpson in 1986.  He died in 1999.

As a member of the Junior League of Amarillo, Mrs. Simpson served on the board of the Cerebral Palsy Treatment Center.  She was secretary of the board of the Community Chest, which preceded the United Way.  She worked for the Panoma Corporation, where she was a member of the Desk and Derrick Club.  Later, she was Executive Secretary of the Potter-Randall County Medical Society for 11 years during the early development of the Harrington Medical Center.  She was on the board during the organization of the Discovery Center.

As an accomplished pianist, she had enjoyed musical activities since her school days, particularly as a vocalist, accompanist, and one of the arrangers for the Chansonettes, a chorus of young Amarillo women.  She was a member of First Christian Church, where she had been a teacher and study leader for Group Nine; a member of the Junior League of Amarillo, the Junior Pierian Club and the Triad Book Club.  She enjoyed reading, puzzles and bridge.

Mrs. Simpson was preceded in death by her husbands, her parents, her brother, John L. Barnes, who was lost in the Pacific Theatre during WW II, and her sister, Alice B. Moxey.

She is survived by four sons, John B. McKnight and wife Sue Carol of Cincinnati, Hugh McKnight of Amarillo, Phillip Umphres and wife Nancy of Dallas, Joseph L. Umphres and Katya Slive of Venice, CA, a stepson, Pat W. Simpson and wife Woodene of Austin; a stepdaughter, Reesie Petrie and husband Jesse of Midland, three granddaughters and three grandsons, four step-granddaughters and one step-grandson, and nine great-grandchildren.

The family extends sincere thanks and gratitude to the staff at The Continental, Compassion Care, Goodcare Service and BSA Hospice of the Southwest for their extraordinary care of Mrs. Simpson.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Meals on Wheels, The Amarillo College Foundation, or a charity of choice.

Larry Glenn Kopp – August 18, 2016

Larry Glenn Kopp, 65, of Edmond, Oklahoma, formerly of Canyon, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.Kopp Obit Pic

Services will be at Noon, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in South Georgia Baptist Church with Mike Martin, senior pastor, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Larry was born Dec. 28, 1950, in Amarillo. He was raised in Amarillo and graduated from Tascosa High School.  For 42 years, Larry was a resident of Canyon.

Larry was a hard worker and a self-employed contractor for more than 25 years. He was always willing to help and adored his family and friends.  Larry had a heart for God and loved to read and study about God.  He was a member of South Georgia Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Patricia Kopp; a daughter, Jennifer Kopp-Jones; a son-in-law, Brian Jones; a son, Matthew Kopp; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at the funeral home.

 

C H “Charlie” Brown, Jr. – August 18, 2016

C H “Charlie” Brown, Jr., 91, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.Brown, C.H. Obit Pic

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with the Rev. Alvin Walker of Freedom Baptist Church and Senior Pastor Jim Bayne of Desert Christian Community Church officiating.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

C H was born Oct. 20, 1924, in Armstrong County to Charlie and Mary Brown.  He joined the U.S. Army during World War II in the Tank Destroyer Battalion, serving in France and Germany.

He was a master watchmaker and jeweler, owning Brown’s Jewelry in Claude.  For 35 years, he worked at the Pantex plant and retired as a Quality supervisor.  C H farmed and ranched southwest of Claude.

C H married Jo McManus in 1946, preceding him in death in 2007.   C H married Clarice Guill of Amarillo, in 2008.

C H served as a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Claude.

Survivors include his wife Clarice Guill Brown, and his children, Charles H. “Butch” Brown, III and wife, Debbie, Suzanne Brown Ray and husband, Jim, Britt Brown and wife, Sandy and Jeffrey Todd Brown and wife, Susie; and grandchildren, Brad Brown, Charles “Chad” H. Brown, IV, Josh Ray, Gabrielle Ray Henry, Milcah Ray, Jami Marcum, Juli Maddy, Jana Richardson, Jeffrey Brown Jr., James Brown, Elizabeth Brown and Rebekah Brown.  Also survived by Clarice’s children: Rue Ann Cox, William Guill and wife Angie, Mark Guill and wife, Chris.

C H received outstanding care while at the VA Hospital Community Living Center in Amarillo, Texas.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund for the VA CLC has been established at Peoples Federal Credit Union, 3601 W 15th, P.O. Box 9335, Amarillo, TX 79105.  Checks can be made to the C H Brown Fund Account #2333390.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at the funeral home.

Daniel Adam Huron – August 18, 2016

Huron Obit PicDaniel Adam Huron, 35, of Dumas, died Thursday, August 18, 2016.

Memorial graveside services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Daniel was born on August 4, 1981 in Dumas to Andrew and Delores Huron.  He graduated from Dumas High School and had helped work at the Cactus Bakery.

He is survived by his parents, Andrew and Delores Huron of Dumas; three brothers, David Huron of Redmond, Wa., Anthony Alexander Huron and Christopher Richard Huron both of Dumas; a sister, Diane Elizabeth Huron of Dumas; and a grandmother, Juanita Frausto of Dumas.

Charles Raymon Steed – August 17, 2016

Steed Obit PicCharles Raymon Steed, 84, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in the First Baptist Church Sanctuary with Dr. Howard K. Batson officiating.  Private burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Charles was born May 20, 1932, in Amarillo, to Lynette and Avon Steed.  He attended Amarillo schools and graduated from Amarillo High in 1950.  He graduated from S.M.U. in 1954, and subsequently volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army; serving from 1954-1956.  Later he did graduate work at S.M.U.

In his younger years, he played flute and piccolo in the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra and five other musical groups.  He played in the orchestras at S.M.U., while he was majoring in finance.  He played in the U.S. Army Band.  In his older years, he played in a band at the West Texas State University and he made three musical CD’s.

He began his own business of finance in Amarillo, and shortly began buying, developing, selling and financing Colorado land.  During this time, he was a member of Downtown Kiwanis and served on the boards of Faith City Mission and The Children’s Home.

Then in 1972, he married Diane DeGrassi.  On July 4th, 1975, their daughter, Susan, was born to them.

He loved the Lord with all his heart and was grateful to Him for all that he had.  He worked hard in the ministry of First Baptist Church where he had worked in the college ministry and served as a deacon.

Survivors include his wife, Diane; his daughter, Susan; and a son, David, and his three children, D.J., Alec and Mary Rose; a sister, Nita Hunter; and two nephews, Richard and John Hunter.

The family requests memorials to the Gideons or to First Baptist Church.

Blenda Lee Killough – August 17, 2016

Killough Obit PicBlenda Lee Killough, 66, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, in Oasis Southwest Baptist Church.  Burial will be private.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Blenda was born Sept. 5, 1949, in Pampa, to Bob and Wanda Austin.  She grew up in Amarillo and graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1968.  Blenda worked at AISD, American Quarterhorse Association and Foundation, and CASA of Amarillo.  She was a member of Oasis Southwest Baptist Church.

She married Dale Killough on April 12, 1968 in Amarillo at Ridgecrest Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Dale Killough, of the home; a daughter, Tammy Balles and husband Eddie, of Chesapeake, VA; a son, Michael Killough and wife Krista, of Amarillo; a brother, Mike Hall and wife Michelle of Suwanee, GA; five sisters, Rosemary Tighe, of Muncie, Indiana, Janet Goff and husband Chuck, Rita Houchin and husband Steve and Teresa Wagner, all of Amarillo and Robin Austin of Plano; and two grandchildren, Noah and Hudson.

The family suggests memorials be made to Amarillo Area CASA, P.O. Box 691, Amarillo, TX  79105-0691.

Margarette Williams Cox – August 15, 2016

Cox Obit PicMargarette Williams Cox, 98, of Amarillo, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Christian Heritage Church, 900 S. Nelson, with Craig Lawlis officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Margarette was born July 26, 1918, in Quanah, to Elijah and Emma Williams.  Margarette married Douglas David Cox on Aug. 10, 1935, in Quanah.  She and her family moved to Amarillo in 1949.  In 1956, Douglas passed away and Margarette raised her five children with the help of God.  She was a wonderful mother, a homemaker and was devoted to her family.

Margarette was humble, loyal, tender-hearted and kind; “her children rise up and call her blessed.”  She set a good example for her children to live by, a mother who served God.

She retired from Amarillo Independent School District and was very active in her church.

She also was preceded in death by a son, Norman Douglas Cox; and great-grandchildren, Katie Cox, Noah Lane and Jeffery Fredrickson.

Survivors include four daughters, Shirley Cox Holmes and husband Jim, Judy Cox McClendon and husband Richard and Donna Cox Voelm, all of Amarillo, and Pam Cox Moore and husband Glen, of Lewisville; a daughter-in-law, Sally Cox, of Ft. Worth; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren

The family suggests memorials be to Christian Heritage Church, 900 S. Nelson, Amarillo, TX 79104.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at the funeral home.

Donna Carol Price – August 13, 2016

Price Obit Pic for websiteDonna Carol Price, 64, of Amarillo, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.

Private family services will be held at a later date.  Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Donna was born Oct. 1, 1951, in Terrell, to Carl and Frances Price.  She graduated from Mesquite High School and earned a certificate of nursing from Vernon College.  Donna worked as a LVN for more than 10 years.

Donna loved to crochet, spend time with her family and friends and enjoyed attending church.

She was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Lynn Nowell.

Survivors include two daughter, Kim Cline, of Amarillo and Amy Williams of Ft. Worth; a sister, Deb Kilgore, of Frisco; a brother, David Price, of Allen; five grandchildren, Madison Dardis, Colton Cline, Sidney Dardis, Max Borchardt and Devin Razo; and two great-grandchildren, Autumn and Grayson Borchardt.