Obituaries for Lubbock

Toni Janine Sweet – June 11, 2017

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Toni Janine Sweet, 62, of Amarillo, died Sunday, June 11, 2017.

Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Rick Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Toni was born on October 27, 1954 in Lubbock, Texas to June and Charles Hudson. She had worked for H&R Block and for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Toni was a member of Seventh Day Adventist.

She married Kent Sweet on April 29, 1981 in Clovis, New Mexico. He preceded her in death in 2007.   She was also preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Michie.

She is survived by a daughter, Amy Bailey and husband Wes of Amarillo; two brothers, Rick Hudson and wife Janet of San Antonio and Alan Hudson and wife Genice of Lubbock; a sister, Sue Hart and husband Bill of Austin; two grandchildren, Baylee Williams and Aaron Williams, both of Amarillo; a sister-in-law, Candy Wilbur of Amarillo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give special thanks to Texas Oncology, Dr. Reddy and Interim Hospice, Tiffany and Jennifer.

The family suggests memorials 24 Hours In the Canyon Cancer Survivorship Center, 4514 B Cornell, Amarillo, TX 79109.



Harry Andy Reeves – June 10, 2017

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Harry Andy Reeves, 84, of Amarillo, died Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Services will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday in Covenant Fellowship Church with Stephen Gaines, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Harry was born to George and Cora Reeves on May 12, 1933 on the farm outside of Tulia, Texas. Harry graduated from Tulia High School and then received a business degree from West Texas State University.  He served in the United States Army at Fort Carson, CO and then returned home to help with the family Butane business.  Shortly thereafter, he founded Reeves Insurance Agency.  He was very active in civic activities serving in the Kiwanis Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the Tulia ISD School Board (which he was president of for several years) and First United Methodist Church.  He was especially proud of chairing the Diamond Jubilee Celebration for Swisher County.  Because he chaired that celebration, he was selected Man of the Year in Tulia in 1966.  Later in life, he continued to serve his God and was on several committees of Covenant Fellowship in Amarillo, the Amarillo District Council of Ministries and the Invite Team of the Northwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed volunteering with the VA in their transportation services.

Harry was a loving father and husband. He and his wife Velma raised their sons in Tulia.  He married Joy Pierce on June 1, 2003 and moved to Amarillo.  After their marriage, Harry rejoiced to count Joy’s children and grandchildren as his own.

Harry is survived by his wife, Joy, of the home; two sons, Randall and his wife Mary of Lubbock, Texas and Brad and his wife Sherrie of Amarillo, Texas; two daughters, Janeane White and her husband Jim of Midland, Texas and Tammi Ward and her husband Pete of Canyon, Texas; six grandchildren, Andrew Reeves, Chrisie Reeves-Pendergrass and her husband Weston, Derek Reeves, Blake Ward and his wife Erica, Nick Ward and his wife Michelle, and Ky White and his wife Amie; and six great-grandchildren, Morgan Ward, Grayson Ward, Emery Ward, Cohen Ward, Tegan White and Samuel Pendergrass.

The family suggests memorials to Covenant Fellowship Church, 8501 S Coulter St, Amarillo, TX 79119.

Cody R. Salmon – March 22, 2017

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Cody R. Salmon, 39, of Amarillo died Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Salmon Obit Pic

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Southwest Church of Christ with Brian Mashburn and Kyle Wade, ministers, officiating. Burial will be private.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Cody was born June 9, 1977 in Amarillo to Jon and Rhonda Salmon. He was a 1995 Randall High School graduate.  He loved to play disc golf, enjoyed going to concerts and playing guitar.

His children were his greatest joy. Cody was full of compassion that ran his life and an underdog champion. He was a member of Southwest Church of Christ.

He married Shannon Phillips on April 1, 2013, in Amarillo.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Charles Little in 1966 and Pete Salmon in 1982, a brother, Clay Salmon in 2010, and his father Jon Salmon in 2015.

Survivors include his wife, Shannon Salmon, of Amarillo; a daughter, Shaylee Salmon of Lubbock; a son, Slade Salmon of Amarillo; a stepson, Israel Gonzales of Lubbock; his mother, Rhonda Salmon of Amarillo; a brother, Casey Salmon and wife Tara of Amarillo; and his grandmothers, Mildred Little and Marie Salmon; aunts and uncles, David and Linda Thurston, of Amarillo and Greg and Lana Little of Amarillo; and many cousins.




Patricia Harrison – March 2, 2017

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Patricia Harrison, 57, of Amarillo, died Thursday, March 2, 2017.Harrison Obit Photo

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 6, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Joe Kirkwood officating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Patricia was born on January, 25, 1960, in Clayton, NM to Juanita Blea. She married Kirk Harrison on May 23, 1995, in Canyon, Texas.  She was a homemaker, avid volunteer and member of Family and Friends Worship Center.

Survivors include her husband, Kirk Harrison; sons, Theodore Villalobos, Jr., of Florida, Michael Villalobos, of Lubbock, Patrick Villalobos and wife April, of Vernon; daughters, Heather Cardenas and husband Michael, Leticia Cortez and husband Greg, and Rita Smith and husband Bryan, all of Lubbock; sisters, Sofia Salas, of Muleshoe, Vivian Hall and husband Charles, of Stratford,  Virginia Martinez, of Odessa, and Angie Arriaga and husband Marcos; a brother, Max Martinez; and two grandchildren, Gregory and Nichole.


Dorthy “Lavelle” Bronniman – February 3, 2017

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Dorthy “Lavelle” Bronniman, 76, of Friona, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 3, 2017.    Bronniman Obit Pic

Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the Vega Church of Christ with Carroll Thomason, minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Lavelle was born on November 23, 1940 in Lamesa, Texas to Effie and L. T. Prather. She married her beloved Oscar Bronniman on August 24, 1963 in Lamesa, Texas. They had three children.  She was an elementary school teacher.  She taught 3 years at Fluvanna; 3 years at Walcott; and 10 years at Friona.  Lavelle enjoyed singing church songs and reading.  She was a member of the 6th Street Church of Christ in Friona.

She is survived by her husband, Oscar Bronniman, of the home; two sons, Bart Bronniman and wife Sharla of Clovis, NM and Bret Bronniman and wife Krista of Early; a daughter, Bena Glasscock and husband Jerry Don of Adrian; three brothers, Jack Prather and wife Leslie of Lubbock; Ewell Prather and wife Marilyn of Abilene; and Orville Prather and wife Madie of Temple; a sister, Estelle Strother and husband Jim of Allen; ten grandchildren, Tiffany, Josh, Caitlin, Jacob, Blake, Jarrett, Jayden, Beau, Briley and Madison; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter, Taylor Bronniman and a sister, Verla Strickland.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Prairie Acres in Friona, the Alzheimer’s Association, Camp Blue Haven or a charity of choice.




Billy Wayne Williams – September 16, 2016

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Billy Wayne Williams, 71, of Amarillo, Texas, went to be with his Lord on September 16, 2016.williams-obit-photo

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in Jubilee Apostolic Church. Burial will be in     Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Billy was born September 21, 1944, to G.T. (Bud) Williams and Aline Williams in Dalhart, Texas.  He grew up in Masterson and Dumas, Texas, graduating from Dumas High School in 1964.  He was a barber for many years and later worked in the printing field.

Billy was a member of Jubilee Apolostolic Church. His life was guided by his deep Christian faith. He loved attending Camp Meetings & singles conferences. He was a life-long Dallas Cowboys fan, liked to garden, and had recently re-discovered his joy in drawing cartoons. He attended Jan Warner Adult Daycare regularly and enjoyed playing pool and visiting with the staff and residents. The family thanks Jan Warner and the PACE program for the excellent medical and other care given to Billy. The family wishes to thank the wonderful and caring staff and physicians at Amarillo Nephrology and the Amarillo High Plains Dialysis Center.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Aline Williams, and Royce Williams, brother. He is survived by his sister Faye (Beth) McClung and brother-in-law Raymond (Butch) McClung; two nieces, Rhonda McClung and Diana McClung, both of Amarillo; great-niece, Rachael McClung and her children, Roy and Aubrey Short, also of Amarillo; his sister-in-law, Sue Williams of Lubbock, nephews Tommy Archer and family of Arco, Idaho; Brad Williams and family of Granite Shoals, Texas; and David Williams and family of Lubbock, Texas. This family was very close to Billy and will miss him terribly.  Special thanks to J. R. Romero, who was like a brother to Billy for many years, and to his friend, Chris Peters of Moore, Oklahoma.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests donations be made to the United Way of Amarillo for Jan Warner Adult Daycare Center.

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Roy James “RJ” McCray – August 30, 2016

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Roy James “RJ” McCray, 30, of Lubbock, died Tuesday, August 30, 2016.McCray Obit Photo

Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, with Ray Perryman and Roger Morris officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd, Amarillo, Texas.

RJ was born on January 21, 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Janet Davis and Tracy Williams. He graduated from Lubbock-Cooper High School in 2004 and American Motorcycle Institute in 2005.  RJ lived in Vega and worked for Kirkland Seed Company in 2011 – 2012.  He moved to the Lubbock area and resided until present. He spent his life enjoying his family.  He had a deep love for them all.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles and working with his hands.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, James A. Davis and aunt, Jane Williams.

He is survived by his mother, Janet Davis, of Oklahoma; his father, Tracy Williams and wife Tammy of Ohio; his wife, Shawna D. McCray of Lubbock; his children, Roland, Harley and Tatem McCray of Texas; his step-children, Tawnee and Maddye McAfee; his grandfather, Chuck Williams of Colorado; his grandmothers, Judy McCray and Sharon Wells of Ohio; Marie Davis of Vega; Frances Davis of Oklahoma City; his sisters, Celeste Braker of Lubbock and Bianca and husband Jon Musgrave of Ohio; his brother, Charlie Williams of Ohio; aunts and uncles; Don and Rita Williams of California; Josh and Allie Williams of Colorado; Trisha and Brandon Gary of Kansas; Sean McCray of Ohio; Kenny Davis of Texas; Marla Atchison and Jay Atchison, both of Oklahoma and Kevin Atchison of Florida; his nephew, Cole Braker; his niece; Eden Braker, both of Lubbock; and a whole lot of family that loved him.




Carlos Miguel Jordan – July 6, 2016

Wednesday, July 13th, 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

Glenda Gayle “MeeMee” Daniels – June 21, 2016

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Glenda Gayle “MeeMee” Daniels, 61, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Daniels Obit Photo (2)

Services will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday in Jubilee Apostolic Church with Nathan Carrington officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mrs. Daniels was born on January 8, 1955 in Baltimore, Maryland to Betty and Ralph Brooks. She had been a hairdresser for life and a caregiver.  She married Larry Daniels in 1974 at Amarillo.  She was the greatest baker in the world and wanted to make sure everyone was fed.  She could make a spread like no other.

She was a member of Jubilee Apostolic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Daniels, of the home; a daughter, Maegan McClain of Lubbock; a son, Christopher Daniels, of Amarillo; three sisters, Tammy Long of Amarillo; Stormie Romaniello of Connecticut ; and Henrietta; a brother, Herbert; a sister-in-law, Nancy Daniels of Amarillo; and two grandchildren, Mersaideez McClain and Maddyson McClain.

The family will receive friends on from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.




Lorene Grisham – May 28, 2016

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Lorene Grisham, 93, of Panhandle died Saturday, May 28, 2016. Grisham Obit Photo

No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Lorene was born in Comanche Co., Texas on June 28, 1922. She married Frank Grisham on March 9, 1940 in Gorman, Texas.  They lived there until 1953 when he was transferred to Panhandle, as manager with Pioneer Natural Gas Company.

Frank preceded her in death on December 23, 1997. She was also preceded in death by a son, Weldon Grisham on December 2, 2000.

Lorene was a member of the Panhandle Country Club and Ladies Golf Association. She was a club champion several times, which she was very proud of and also a member of 55+ Club that she attended every Wednesday and had lots of fun playing cards.

Lorene had lots of hobbies, sewing, quilting, and all kinds of handwork.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna Held and husband Les of Panhandle, a grandson, Steve Held and wife Kathy of Marquez, Texas; a granddaughter, MeLinda Shemwell and husband Ralph; a great-grandson son, Ryan; great-granddaughter, Hanna Williams and husband Westin, all of Panhandle; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Grisham of Panhandle; a granddaughter, Michele Rollans and husband Brad; a great-granddaughter, Meredith, all of Allen, Texas; a grandson, Scott Grisham of Panhandle; and great-grandson, Kyler of Lubbock, Texas.

She dearly loved all her family, Mom, Grandmother, and Great-Grandma, Lorene.