J.C. Miller – May 20, 2017

J.C. Miller, 96, of Amarillo, died Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Hansford Cemetery with Rev. Scott Curry, Pastor at the First Baptist Church in Gruver, officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

J.C. was born on January 24, 1921 in Hansford County to Joe and Mamie Miller.  He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII. He had worked as a quality inspector at Pantex for over 38 years.  He was a 50 year member of the Adobe Walls Masonic Lodge # 1355 in Borger.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beth Miller in 2014.

He is survived by two sons, Ed Miller and David Miller, both of Amarillo; a brother, Fred Miller of Gruver; three sisters, Lucille Harvey of Spearman, Opal Wallin of Gruver, Carolyn Bryant of Longview; two grandchildren, D’Aun Davis and Eddie Miller; and three great grandchildren, Jasper, Jacob, and Joshua.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 50433, Amarillo, Texas  79159.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the funeral home.

James Leslie Mitchusson – May 17, 2017

James Leslie Mitchusson, 73, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 22, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, with Alan Burkhalter of Chaparral Hills Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Dobbs Valley Cemetery, Palo Pinto County, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

James was born Sept. 13, 1943, in Clayton, NM, to Albert and Mary Jane (Webster) Mitchusson.  He married Jane Bates on Dec. 18, 1970, in Amarillo.

He graduated from Clayton High School in 1961, received his bachelor’s of business administration degree in 1967 from Eastern New Mexico University, followed by his MBA with a concentration in finance in 1968, also from ENMU.

For 40 years, James was employed at Pantex, serving in several different capacities during that time. His primary role for many of those years was as the Finance Division Manager with the contracting company of Mason and Hanger.

James was a prolific reader and loved crossword puzzles, especially those from the New York Times. He also enjoyed almost all sports, as well as spoiling his beloved cat, Jack.

He served on the executive board of directors of The People’s Federal Credit Union (formerly Pantex Federal Credit Union) for many years, first as Treasurer and then as President. For the last 25-plus years, he was honored to serve both as president and as an ALCO member for financial investment, which he did up until his death.

Survivors include his wife, Jane (Bates) Mitchusson, of Amarillo; two daughters, Tish Mitchusson of Winston-Salem, NC and Beth Townsend (Dylan) of Greeley, Colo.; a brother, A.E. Mitchusson of Albuquerque, NM; a sister-in-law, Suzanne Peveler (Ray), of Snyder, TX; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will be receiving family and friends from 5-6 p.m., Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a charitable donation be made to BSA Hospice of the Southwest, 5211 SW 9th Ave., Ste. 100, Amarillo, TX, 79106.

 

Jean Heisler – May 18, 2017

Jean Heisler, age 84, of Amarillo, Texas, went to be with Jesus on the 18th of May, 2017.

Jean was born on November 18, 1932, in Hedley, Texas and grew up in Lelia Lake and Jericho. She graduated from Groom High School and attended West Texas State College. Jean married Jim Heisler on October 9, 1954. She was a devoted Christian, wife, mother and granny. Jean and Jim touched many lives through their home ministry for over 40 years, welcoming everyone with open arms and a warm heart. She enjoyed spending time with family, gardening, baking and seeking out great bargains at garage sales.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, KC and Eula Reed, her brothers, Bob, Joe, John, and Tom Reed, and sisters, Janelle and Evelyn Reed.

She is survived by her husband, Jim and her five (5) children, daughter Sheryl and husband Billy Ward; son, Brian and wife, Mary Heisler; son Brad Heisler; son, Jimmy and wife Teresa Heisler, and daughter, Kathy Northcutt; eight (8) grandchildren, Elissa Barnhill, Aaron Heisler, Amber Womble, Brennan Heisler, Tim Heisler, Samuel Bustamante, Megan Bustamante, and Jorge Bustamante; and nine (9) great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 21 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.   Grave site services will be held on Monday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m. at the Jericho Cemetery in Jericho, Texas.  Celebration of Life Service will be held in her honor on Monday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Freedom Fellowship in Canyon, Texas.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

David Sewell Crawford – May 17, 2017

David Sewell Crawford died on May 17 in Amarillo of complications from a recent diagnosis of tongue cancer.

David and his twin, Dana, were born on October 16, 1955, in Amarillo to Ollie and Joe Crawford. He attended Avondale Elementary, Sam Houston Junior High, and graduated in 1974 from Tascosa High School. As a Tascosa Rebel, he caused his share of trouble and wrestled under the watchful eye of Coach James Kile. He attended University of Texas Arlington and Amarillo College.

He married Sally Daniel on June 15, 1991. Together they enjoyed traveling across the country as well as several trips to Europe and Asia. They travelled to China 3 times, twice to adopt their precious daughters.

Always after a bargain, David bought and sold on Ebay. He acquired one of the largest collections of Coors Pottery in Texas. He purchased real estate for rental properties. He was a Potter County Constable for 10 years. He worked at the airport for TSA for 7 years.

With his outgoing personality and gift of noticing things about people, he had many friends who meant a lot to him and never met a stranger. He loved to fish and was a gifted gardener and enjoyed photography. He was proud of his 2 daughters and enjoyed attending their activities.

David was preceded in death by his father and mother.

He is survived by his ex-wife, Sally Crawford, his daughters, Joely and Camry, and his brother Steve Crawford all of Amarillo; sisters, Karen Steward of Corpus; Paula Henry (Don) of Big Sandy; Valerie Tubbs (Mike) of Lake Texoma; and Dana Jackson (Ray) of Greenville, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

The family will receive family and friends from 6-8pm, Friday, May 19, 2017, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Amarillo College Foundation, Suzuki Fund, PO Box 447, Amarillo, TX 79178.

 

 

 

Susan Lewis Lowrance – May 16, 2017

Susan Lewis Lowrance, 71, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Wichita Falls.

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017, in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dr. Robert Pace officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Susan was born Oct. 11, 1945, in Amarillo to Richard and Bette Vogler. She graduated from Amarillo High School and co-owned Amarillo Anesthesia Consultants.

Susan married Barry Lowrance on Jan. 22, 1966, in Amarillo. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

Survivors include her husband, Barry Lowrance, of Amarillo; a daughter, Kristi Lowrance Bittick and husband Chad, of Amarillo; a son, Stephen Lowrance and wife Apple of Dallas; a sister, Ann Stapp and husband Eldon of Amarillo; four grandchildren, Chase, Haven, Samuel and Sophia and two great-grandchildren, Caitlyn and Tanner, whom she loved to the moon and back; and many beloved nephews and a niece.

The family suggests memorials be made to Downtown Women’s Center. 409 S Monroe St, Amarillo, TX 79101.

 

 

 

Jackie O’dell Eakes – May 18, 2017

Jackie O’dell Eakes, 81, of Panhandle died Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017, in First Baptist Church in Panhandle with Warren Camp officiating. Burial will be in Panhandle Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Panhandle, 208 Main.

Jackie was born Aug. 30, 1935, in Crawford, Okla. She graduated from Borger High School in 1954.  Jackie married Dean Eakes on Dec. 6, 1974.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Panhandle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Marvin Webb; and two sons, Darrell and Robert Price; and her first husband, Allen Price.

Survivors include her husband, Dean Eakes, of Panhandle; a daughter, Debra Black and husband Gary of Wylie; a son, Dale Price and wife Dena of Channing; a stepson, Jeff Eakes and wife Donna of Collierville, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, Linda Eakes of Kansas City, Missouri and Nancy Camp and husband Bill of Arlington; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Dixie Syferd; and a brother, Pete Webb.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Accolade Hospice Foundation, Inc., 5201 Indiana Ave., Suite 101, Lubbock, TX 79413; or to First Baptist Church of Panhandle, 701 Main St, Panhandle, TX 79068.

The family will receive family and friends from 5-7pm, Friday, May 19, 2017, at Boxwell Brothers at Panhandle.

Bobby Joe Baker – May 15, 2017

Bobby Joe Baker, 83, of Amarillo passed away peacefully Monday, May 15, 2017.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 19, 2017, at South Georgia Baptist Church with Mike Martin officiating.  Burial will be at 3:00 p.m., in Brown Cemetery in Sunray.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Bobby was born June 1, 1933, in Giles to Joseph and Mittie Baker.  He graduated from Hedley High School and moved to Sunray in 1969.

Bobby purchased Thriftway Grocery Store and operated it for more than 37 years until his retirement.  He was a member of Sunray Baptist Church until moving to Amarillo and joined South Georgia Baptist Church.

He married Valda Day on Feb. 20, 1955, in Perryton.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Candace Cae Baker.

Survivors include his wife, Valda Baker, of Amarillo; a daughter, Kim Hunnicutt and husband Alan of Amarillo; a son, Joe Baker and wife Amy of Frisco;  a sister, Margaret Lair of Amarillo; four grandchildren, Meredith Gilbert and husband Brian of Amarillo, Brian Hunnicutt and wife Stephanie of Richardson, and Emily and Candace Baker, both of Frisco; and a great-grandchild, Grady Gilbert.

The family suggests memorials be made to Snack Pak 4 Kids program at South Georgia Baptist Church.

Marcus “Mark” Victor Handing – May 15, 2017

Marcus “Mark” Victor Handing, 61, of Wildorado died Monday, May 15, 2017, in Amarillo.

Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 18, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Umbarger.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Umbarger.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mark was born July 11, 1955, in Canyon to Anton and Agnes Wink Handing.  He was raised in Umbarger and graduated from Canyon High School in 1974.  He married the love of his life of 30 years, Lea Ann Huseman on Dec. 6, 1986.

Mark was a farmer and rancher.  He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family.  He loved teaching people about farming.  Mark was a loving husband, father and grandpa.  He was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a member of Knights of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and five brothers, Anthony, Robert, Jimmy, Vernon and Stanley.

Survivors include his wife, Lea Ann Handing; two sons, Martin and wife Sarah of Canyon and Troy Handing of Amarillo; three sisters; three grandchildren, Paxton, Averie and Emerie Handing; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Skelton LeRoy “Lee” Napier, Jr. “Bubba” – May 14, 2017

Skelton LeRoy “Lee” Napier, Jr. “Bubba”, 90, of Amarillo died Sunday, May 14, 2017.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 18, 2017, in St. Stephen United Methodist Church with Jim Smith officiating.  Burial will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday in Hutchins Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Lee was born and raised in Hutchins, where he became mayor.  He loved golf, baseball and football.  He attended SMU on a baseball and football scholarship.    Lee moved to Amarillo in 1967 to become a partner with Ordway Saunders Insurance Company.  He was a very active member of St. Stephen United Methodist Church.

He married Bettye Jo Harrison on Nov. 26, 1948, in Wilmer.  She preceded him in death in 2006.

He also was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel and Skelton “Bud” Napier.

Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Napier Tinsley and husband David, of Canyon and Kathy Napier Chance and husband Doug, of Amarillo; a son, Scott Lee Napier, of Amarillo; a sister, Marilyn Sanders of Dallas; six grandchildren, Amanda Mathias and husband Matthew, of Fair Oaks Ranch, Allison Whisenant and husband Ty, of Lubbock, and Elizabeth Green and husband Nate, Jennifer Woods and husband Chris, Cameron Tinsley and husband Randy and Kelsey Reynolds and husband Steven, all of Amarillo; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 4600 S. Western, Amarillo, TX 79109.

Charles Rosser Hearn Jr. – May 9, 2017

Charles Rosser Hearn Jr., 88, of Amarillo died Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 2:30 pm, Friday, May 19, 2017 at VA Hospital CLCA Dining Room with John Elser officiating.  Military rites are provided by DAV Chapter 26.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Charles was born Jan. 1, 1929, in LaGrange, Georgia to Vera and Charles Hearn Sr.  He retired after a 24-year military career in the Army.  Charles served in Vietnam where he earned a Bronze Star.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Cherryhomes Hearn; and a son, Charles Ernest Hearn.

Survivors include five children, Ronald Hearn and wife Tammy, of Amarillo, Debbie Hearn, Donald Hearn and Cherrie Hearn, all of Lebanon, Tennessee and Richard Hearn and wife Tanis, of Arlington; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to DAV Chapter 26, 600 W. 7th, Amarillo, TX 79101.