Obituaries for Amarillo

Charles E. Barber – January 12, 2018

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Charles E. Barber, 89, of Amarillo, died Friday, January 12, 2018.

Services will be at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at San Jacinto Church of Christ with Glen Walton and Dale Dennis officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Charles was born November 2, 1928, in Newark, Arkansas, to Ernest Barber and Minnie Ellen Brown. He enjoyed repairing lawn mowers, worked for Western Aspen Industries, and owned a floor covering wholesale business. On October 16, 1948, he married Betty Boultinghouse in Batesville, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Minnie Barber; a brother, E.J. Barber; and grandsons, Michael E. Barber Jr. and Daniel L. Barber.

Survivors include wife Betty Barber; sons Mike Barber and wife Emily of Amarillo, Roger Barber and wife Melisa of Amarillo; a daughter, Carol Horne and husband Joe, of Amarillo; his brother, Abe Barber, of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; and his sister-in-law, Carolyn Barber; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to High Plains Children Home, Church of Christ or Amarillo College Bible Chair.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Monday, January 15, 2018, at the funeral home.

Charles “Chuck” Trueman Busby – January 11, 2018

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Charles “Chuck” Trueman Busby, 86, of Amarillo, Texas, passed away, Thursday, January 11, 2018, at his home surrounded by family.

He was born on November 4, 1931, to Milton Everett and Olivia Pearl (King) Busby in Muleshoe, Texas.

Chuck was a 22-year United States Air Force veteran, serving in the Korea and Vietnam conflicts, finishing with a rank of Master Sergeant. Upon his military retirement, he continued to serve the Air Force as a civilian transportation instructor for 19 years.

He was a 50-year Master Mason of the Masonic Lodge (Mahomet, Illinois) and Brother of the Scottish Rite (Danville, Illinois).

He was an avid coin collector, fierce domino player, inventive coupon clipper and loyal Ford enthusiast.

Chuck was a master of many trades. He was never content with one occupation, often filling his idle time with personal projects, side businesses and community service. The Boy Scouts were a cause close to his heart and he spent his later years raising money for local troops.

Chuck is survived by his children Linda Busby, Pam Waltz, Tammie Brooks, Steve Anderson, Darlene Busby and Ginger Hebert; nine grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and three siblings Harold Busby, Hoytt Busby and Lois Jane Miller.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Olivia, his wife Donna Jean (Hall) Busby, and his siblings Clyde, Calvin, Mary, May, Norris, Ida and Joyce.

Burial services will be held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, January 25, 2018.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Boy Scouts of America, Golden Eagle District.

Shelby Danielle Clark – January 11, 2018

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Shelby Danielle Clark blessed this world with her beautiful presence on January 13, 1997 in the morning like a ray of sunshine in Amarillo, Texas. She left this earth January 11, 2018.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 15, 2018, at Paramount Baptist Church @ 3801 S. Western in Amarillo, Texas with Lance Herrington officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery, 2900 S. Hayes St.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Shelby was born January 13, 1997, in Amarillo to Danny and Robin Clark.  Her time was spent working at Rib Crib at a job she loved because of the people she met and worked with, loving on her kitty Spritz, and shopping online.

Shelby was a beautiful soul full of compassion and a heart for others, as well as animals.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved to travel, especially cruises with her family.  She loved to go the lake and anything pertaining to the outdoors.  She enjoyed art projects and being creative.   She was fascinated with dreamcatchers and their meaning.  Makeup and fashion were also a passion and she loved anything that sparkled.   For those that knew her know she was a “Selfie Princess”, and never took a bad one. She was so photogenic.  Shelby was a bright light and will be greatly missed.  She was loved by so many.

She is survived by her parents, Danny and Robin Clark, of Amarillo; her paternal grandparents, Sandra and Willys Lamb, of Wildorado; W.A. Hancock, uncle of Denver, Colorado, Kim and David Clark, aunt and uncle, of Amarillo; cousins who were more like big brothers Devin Clark and Drey Clark, of Dallas; many other loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society, 3501 S. Osage St. Amarillo, TX 79118.

Now that you have received your wings, Shelby, fly high our beautiful angel until we meet again.

John A. Hayes – January 11, 2018.

Friday, January 12th, 2018

John A. Hayes, Jr., 64, of Amarillo died Thursday, January 11, 2018.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 15, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Lance Herrington and Mark Peters officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

John was born October 6, 1953, in Knox City, Texas to John and Kathleen Hayes.  He graduated from Muleshoe High School.  He played basketball and earned his bachelor’s degree from West Texas State.  He then earned his DDS from the University of Texas Dental School in Houston.  He practiced dentistry for many years in Bedford.  John was an avid runner and fisherman.

He attended Gateway Church in Southlake.

Survivors include his parents, John and Kathleen Hayes, of Amarillo; a sister, Debra Beene and husband Dennis, of Amarillo; a brother, Rick Hayes and wife Lori, of Amarillo; a niece, Susan Allen and husband Wes; and a nephew, Bryan Beene and wife Amber.

The family suggests memorials to Opportunity Plan, Inc., P.O. Box 1035, Canyon, Texas 79015.

The family will receive friends from 2-3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the funeral home.

Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.

Peggy Lee Nunn – January 11, 2018

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Peggy Lee Nunn, 92, of Amarillo died Thursday, January 11, 2018.

Services will be at 10:00 am, Monday, January 15, 2018, in Llano Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Jim Shelburne officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

The family will receive friends from 5-6:00 p.m., Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the funeral home.

Peggy was born June 22, 1925, in Hill, Oklahoma to Hoyt and Fairie Turner.  She worked as a legal secretary, retiring from Mesa Petroleum in 1987.  Peggy was a very talented and inspirational porcelain artist and was a long time member of the Amaryllis Porcelain Art Club.

Peggy was a member of First Baptist Church for 50 years.  She married Russell E. “Gene” Nunn on June 9, 1946, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  They had four beautiful daughters to whom Peggy was a loving and devoted mother.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Jackie Lynn Nunn Hogue and Linda Jeanne Nunn Causey.

Survivors include her husband of 71 years, Russell E. “Gene” Nunn, of Amarillo; two daughters, Diana Trook and husband Dennis, of Amarillo and Joyce Leavitt, of Lewisville; a sister, Patsy Bradshaw, of Albuquerque; 11 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Olivia’s Angels, 5211 SW 9th, Suite 100, Amarillo, TX 79106.

Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.

Louise “Hart” Dunlap Secondine – January 9, 2018

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Louise “Hart” Dunlap Secondine, 90, of Amarillo died January 9, 2018.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Louise was born June 12, 1927, in Amarillo to Dudley and Geneva Dunlap.  She worked at various businesses as office help for many years.  She loved spending time with all of her family.  Louise loved her kittens.

She was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Dudley Earl Dunlap, Frank Dunlap, Joe Dunlap and Dick Dunlap;  a sister, Mary Sue Washburn; and a grandson, Jeremy McConnell.

Survivors include two daughters, Glynda Smith and husband Scott, of Tulia and Donna McConnell and husband Dale, of Michigan; a brother, Ray Dunlap and wife Pauline, of Amarillo; one grandson Keli Matthews; two granddaughters, Deborah Duff and Tracey McConnell; and four great-grandsons, Nick Godi, Zach Godi, Kody Matthews and Kristopher Matthews.

The family suggests memorials to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890
Amarillo, TX 79174.

The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2018, at the funeral home.

Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.

J.O. Pulliam – January 12, 2018

Friday, January 12th, 2018

J.O. Pulliam, 99, of Stratford, died Friday, January 12, 2018.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at First Christian Church in Stratford with Damon Stalvey of First United Methodist Church of Stratford officiating.  Burial will be in Stratford Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Stratford, 311 N. Main.

J.O. was born January 6, 1919, in Whitt, Texas to Onnie and Pearl Pulliam.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Pulliam; two daughters, Jackie Tiner and Renee Fisk; and a son, Sammy Asher.

Survivors include three sons, Johnny Pulliam, and Tommy Asher and wife Becky, all of Stratford and Mike Asher, of Griggs, Oklahoma; a daughter, Vickie Gentry and husband Sonny, of South Padre Island; special friend, Betty Henry, of Stratford; thirteen grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

 

Kathryn Maude King Snell – January 10, 2018

Friday, January 12th, 2018

In God’s perfect time, Kathryn Maude King Snell passed from this life on January 10, 2018, at the age of 94, in Amarillo, Texas.

Visitation for family and friends will be at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.  Graveside services will be on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at Wilbarger Memorial Park in Vernon, Texas, with Gib Baskerville, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Kathryn grew up in Vernon, daughter of B.S. “Bass” and Maude Stuart King and sister to three brothers and one sister.  Early life offered the best of small town life with family, church, school, cousins and friends.  She attended East Texas State University in Commerce after graduating from Vernon High School in 1940, where she was a cheerleader, honor society member and homecoming queen.

She married Dr. George A. Snell, Jr. on Veterans Day, 1945, and they established their home in Pampa, Texas, where he practiced dentistry and they raised their three children, George III, Donald, and Sheryl.  Home, church and community framed family friendships and service.  Kathryn taught sophomore girls Sunday school at First Baptist Church and served in Pampa school PTAs, the Panhandle Dental Auxiliary, Jr. Service League and as a Cub Scout den mother.

She became a widow in 1970, and then moved to Amarillo in 1974, where she began a working career, being very grateful for her grown children and their college graduations.  Her membership, friendships and Bible studies at First Presbyterian Church blessed her continually.  Business courses at Amarillo College furthered her secretarial skills and she was employed by various businesses throughout the next 20 years.  Her resume’ included the American Quarter Horse Association, Amarillo Art Center, Sakowitz, the Amarillo Aviation Society and Museum, plus private art galleries, bank, bookkeeping and energy offices.  She enjoyed being a reading mentor with the HOST program at Margaret Wills Elementary and being a part of Community Bible Study.

Preceding Kathryn in death were her parents, her husband, her brothers, Warren King, Newell King and James B. King, and her sister, Betty Jane Wright, close cousins and spouses of her siblings.

She is survived by her daughter, Sheryl Hollis (Mike) of Arlington, and sons, George (Bonnie) of Amarillo and Don (Kim) Snell of Princeton.  Those who called her “KK” are Kristy Snell and her mother, Barbara Snell, Grant (Jenna) Snell, Runay Hollis and son Hayden, Vanessa (David) Chavez, Paul Gerken and Melissa (Jolby) Wilkins, plus Amelia and Nolan Snell, Miyah, Maddy Kate and Kaleb Chavez.  She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Emily King and dear nieces and nephews.

The compassionate and expert care given to Kathryn at The Craig and through BSA Hospice is a most meaningful and deeply appreciated forever part of our family’s story.

Thomas N. Long – January 10, 2018

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Thomas N. Long, 41, of Amarillo died Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Thomas was born August 10, 1976, in Amarillo. He loved all kinds of music and his cat, Bisquits.

Survivors include his mother, Denise Hirsch, of Amarillo; his father, Gerald “Pinky” Long and wife Liz, of Canyon; three sisters, Gaby Long, of Amarillo, and Jennifer Matthews and Sarah Owen and husband, Kerry, all of Canyon; two step-sisters, Patrice Kelch and Sharron Alvie, both of Canyon; a step-brother, Gabriel McAtee, of Chicago; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. He will be missed!

 

 

Bonnie Robinson Hartpence – January 9, 2018

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Bonnie Robinson Hartpence, 90, of Channing, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018.   Graveside services will be held at a later date in Sayre, Ok.  Cremation and arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Bonnie was born on July 1, 1927 in Parsons, West Virginia.  She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a son, Terry Robinson.

She is survived by two sons, Chaplain Michael L. Robinson and wife Sandra of Channing and Timothy John Hartpence and wife Jamie of Carrolton, Texas; three grandchildren, Michelle Peterman, Michael L. Robinson II, and Jordan Hartpence; and six great grandchildren.