Edward Brooks – May 1, 2016

Brooks Obit PicEdward Brooks, 83, of Amarillo, died Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 5, 2016, at San Jacinto Assembly of God with Billy Snider, pastor, Edwin Brooks and Eric Brooks officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Military rites are provided by DAV Chapter 26.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Brooks was born Feb. 8, 1933, in Rotan to Walter and Marie Brooks.  He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.    Edward married Mary Sanders on May 8, 1954, in Jayton.

Edward was a welder most of his life and later worked security at Lake Tanglewood for many years.  He was a member of San Jacinto Assembly of God and Boilermakers Lodge 531.  He was “Papaw” to his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by both parents; a brother, Jake Brooks; and 2 grandchildren, Nikki and Stephanie.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Brooks of Amarillo; five sons, Edwin Brooks and wife Sandie of Nocona, Claude Brooks and wife Kathie of Timbercreek Canyon, Bobby Brooks of Ft. Worth, Robby Brooks and wife Sheridan of Groom and Eric Brooks and wife Nikki of Freeport; two daughters, Belinda Vinson and husband Joe of Brownfield and Ginny Keaton of Longmont, CO; a brother, Glen Brooks of Waxahachie; 32 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to San Jacinto Assembly of God Missions, 400 N. Georgia St., Amarillo, TX 79106.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at the funeral home.

Thomas Whitten Moss, Jr. – May 1, 2016

Moss Obit  PicThomas Whitten Moss, Jr. 84, of Amarillo, died Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Llano Cemetery with Bill Crenshaw officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Tom was born May 7, 1931, in Levelland to Thomas W. Moss Sr. and Mattie Moss.  He was the youngest of their nine children.  Tom graduated Lubbock High School in 1950 and Texas Tech University in 1960, with a BA in government.  He married the former Glennis Bagley of Whiteface in 1953.

In 1954, he joined the Army as a radio operator and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War.  Before joining the Army, he was an announcer on radio station KDAV in Lubbock.  After leaving the military, he joined KFYO in Lubbock as a radio announcer.  Tom also was a salesman and delivered for Morton Foods Company in Lubbock and Borden’s Dairy in Amarillo.

Tom began his professional career in law enforcement as a State Parole officer in Amarillo.  In 1968, he was hired as a US Federal Parole and Probation officer in the Dallas office and then in 1972, took over the Amarillo office.  He was later promoted to US Federal Parole Hearing examiner and traveled all across the nation.  In 1995, then governor, George W. Bush appointed him as a board member of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole, where he served two terms.  After retiring, he was asked by the Federal Bureau of Investigations to conduct background investigations for the Pantex nuclear facility in Amarillo.

Tom was very proud to have served his country along with four of his older brothers and was a proud and active member of the Alamo Defenders Descendants Association and was the first associate member asked to read from the defenders roll call.

As a longtime member of the Southwest Cowboy’s Poet Association, he very much enjoyed performing and reciting his poetry, singing songs and telling stories of Texas and the old west.  This group was his love and passion during his final years.

The family would like to thank the staff of the VA Community Living Center for the exceptional care and compassion they showed Tom and his family during these last few weeks of his life.

Survivors include his wife, Glennis; a son, Vince, of Amarillo; a daughter, Valerie and her husband, Jackie of Wimberley; many nieces and nephews; and numerous friends.

Erving Clark – May 1, 2016

Clark, Erving ObitErving Clark, 90, of Plainview, died Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with the Rev. Dale Moreland, pastor, The Church at Quail Creek, officiating.  Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Plainview Cemetery in Plainview.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Erving was born Jan. 4, 1926, in Stratford, Okla. to Jannie and Estes Erving Clark.  He served in the Army during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater from 1944-1946 where he received the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal.

Erving married Menoma “Minnie” Esther Haynes on Aug. 15, 1946.  They made their home in Plainview where they raised their four children.

He was an avid golfer, enjoyed singing in his church choir, and was a long-time member of Parkview Baptist Church, and later, Seth Ward Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Andria Paige Clary and Randy Clark Keller; and a son-in-law, Leslie Caldwell Clary.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Menoma Clark; their four children, Carol Keller and husband Don, Vicki Clary, Don Clark and wife Yvonne, and Matthew Wayne Clark.  Erving was blessed with 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Ussery-Roan Texas State Veterans Home where Erving spent the last two months of his life for their compassion and care.  He was treated with the utmost honor and dignity.

Newton Hagerman – April 28, 2016

Newton Hagerman, Sr., 70, of Amarillo, died Thursday, April 28, 2016. EPSON MFP image

Services will be at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Swanson Hagerman officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Newton was born on December 11, 1945 in Jolo, West Virginia to Flossie and Britt Hagerman. He sold groceries to restaurants and schools for 40 years and retired in 2008. He loved to hunt and be outdoors. He was a very talented artist. Most of all he was a loving husband and father. His favorite book to read was his Bible.

Newton is survived by his wife of 50 years, Debbie; daughter, Jolene Hagerman of Amarillo; son, Newton Hagerman, Jr., of San Diego; grandkids, Hunter and Jovian also of San Diego; two brothers, Swanson and Curtis; and two sisters, Daisy Dixie and Georgia Mae; as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Jolene and Brock for all their help; and all of the staff at Encompass for all they have done for Newton during the last few years.

Jolene Hagerman – April 29, 2016

Jolene Hagerman, 47, of Amarillo, died Friday, April 29, 2016. EPSON MFP image

Services will be at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Swanson Hagerman officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Jolene was born August 29, 1968 in Amarillo, to Newton and Debbie Hagerman. Most of her career was spent in the medical field as a receptionist for many doctors in Amarillo. She loved listening to live music, and her favorite most recently was “Lifeless 2 Life”.

Jolene’s friends meant the world to her and she would do anything for them. She loved Facebook and keeping in touch with her many, many friends.

Jolene is survived by her mother, Debbie Hagerman, of Amarillo; brother, Newton Hagerman, Jr., of San Diego; niece and nephew, Hunter and Jovian, of San Diego; many aunts, uncles and cousins; as well as her fur babies, Chica and China.

James Robert May – April 25, 2016

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James Robert May, 57, of Amarillo, died Monday, April 25, 2016. Family services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

James grew up in Milan, Missouri, the son of Robert and Cynthia May, and graduated from C-Z School in 1976.  He was a tuba player in the band and athletic trainer for the high school basketball and football teams.  He attended The School of the Ozarks, now The College of the Ozarks, where he earned a B.S. in history.  After a few years in power line construction, he returned to further his education, earning a Master of Arts in museum science from Texas Tech University.

James was the first curator of the American Quarter Horse Museum and became its second director.  He left the museum field and entered the broadband communication field in 2002.  He traveled the country for several years as a contractor rebuilding and upgrading several cable systems.  In 2012, he was hired by Suddenlink in Amarillo as a maintenance technician, one of the few people to be hired outside the company for that position.  He was promoted to inspector in February 2016, designing new construction and managing projects.

In 1993, James co-founded the Canadian River Regulators, a SASS affiliated cowboy action shooting club.  He was very active for many years and served as club president for the club’s first ten years.

James joined the Presbyterian Church at a young age and remained an active member until 2012.  He then joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was an active member of the Amarillo 4th Ward.

In 2012, he became re-acquainted with his high school sweetheart, Billee Cannon.  They were sealed in marriage on May 25, 2013, at the Kansas City Temple of the LDS Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Cynthia May; an infant brother, David; his grandparents, Benjamin and Maudie May and William Oscar and Phoebe Thompson; and 13 aunts and uncles.

Survivors include his wife, Billee; as well as numerous cousins.

Adalynn Marie Davis – April 27, 2016

Adalynn Marie Davis, infant, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Services will be at 3:00 P.M., Monday, May 2, 2016 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Adalynn was born April 27, 2016 in Amarillo to LeAnna Espinosa and Cade Davis. She is survived by her parents; grandparents, Miguel Eva Espinosa, Terry Davis, and Cappi Cooper; and aunts and uncles, Justin and Loree Hodges, Justin and Lisa Hare, Ty and Caitlin Davis, Landry Davis, and Gentry Davis.

 

 

Robert Lee Ingram – April 22, 2016

Robert Lee Ingram, 81, of Amarillo, died Friday, April 22, 2016. Services will be at a later date.

Robert was born on May 21, 1934 in Amarillo to Paul and Rose Ingram. He served his country in the United States Air Force before entering retail sales.

Robert is survived by his children, Vicky Ingram, Gregory Ingram, Valerie Harrison; two grandsons and five great-grandsons.

In love, honor, and respect, enjoy all the chocolate ice cream in heaven Dad!

 

 

Mildred Ruth Holliday – April 28, 2016

Holliday Obit PicMildred Ruth Holliday, 94, of Amarillo, died Thursday, April 28, 2016.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 2016, in Llano Cemetery with Dr. Chester O’Brien officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mildred was born Dec. 4, 1921, in Morrilton, Arkansas to Holbert Lee and Evelyn Ruth Bartlett.  She graduated San Angelo High School where she met the love of her life, her husband J.M. “Bill” Holliday. Bill and Mildred have been residents of Amarillo since 1951.

She was an avid bowler, seamstress and she enjoyed ceramics.  Above all she was a wonderful mother to her children.  She believed in the Lord and has faithfully awaited this day to be reunited again with husband, Bill, whom she was married to for 67 years.  All who knew Mildred are welcome to attend graveside services.

Survivors include a daughter, Kay Edmondson and husband Ron, of Amarillo; two sons, Robby Holliday of Amarillo and Larry Holliday and wife Terry of Dallas; three grandchildren, Cary Edmondson and wife Beth, Kyle Edmondson and wife Michelle, both of Amarillo and Cory Edmondson and wife Angie, of Midland; 11 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to SPCA, 11901 S. Coulter, Amarillo, TX 79119; or Faith City Mission, 401 SE 2nd Ave., Amarillo, TX 79101.

Rex Layne Henderson – April 26, 2016

Henderson Obit PicRex Layne Henderson, 54, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

Memorial services will be at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Hillside Christian Church Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Rex was born on February 10, 1962 in Ulysses, Kansas to Emmett and Wynema Henderson.  He grew up in Walsh, Colorado.  He graduated from Walsh High School in 1980 and farmed and worked at the Walsh Co-op before making his home in Amarillo.  In 1989, Rex married Trish Pearcy and to this union they had two sons, Daniel and Haeden.  Rex worked 28 years for Warehouse Plus and then went to work for Texas Department of Transportation.  He enjoyed spending time with friends and family and always livened up all get-togethers.  His wife and boys were the love of his life.

He always wore a smile no matter how bad he felt, and he will be missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Emmett Henderson; a brother, Dale Henderson; and a sister, Doris Henderson.

He is survived by his wife, Trish Henderson of Amarillo; his mother, Wynema Henderson of Walsh, Co.; two sons, Daniel Henderson and wife Melissa of Amarillo and Haeden Henderson and fiancée Kelsey of Garden City, KS.; three brothers, Darrell Henderson and wife Gale of Satanta, KS., Loy Henderson and wife Marsha of Ulysses, KS. , and Dave Henderson and wife Lori of Canyon; a sister, Kellie Walters and husband Bruce of Satanta, KS.; four grandchildren, Michael, Mariah, Junior, Nic; many nieces and nephews;  and beloved granddog, Baylor

Family suggests memorials be made to Harrington Cancer Center.