Susan McCrary Smith – July 17, 2017

Susan McCrary Smith, age 80, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, formerly of Amarillo, Texas, passed Monday, July 17, 2017.

Graveside Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017, in Llano Cemetery with Dr. Murray Gossett officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Susan was born August 12, 1936 in Dallas, Texas to Robert Elmer and Alva Jean McCrary. Shortly thereafter, the family relocated to Amarillo. Susan attended Margaret Wills Elementary, Sam Houston Jr. High and graduated from Amarillo High School in 1954.  She then attended Amarillo College where she was a cheerleader and a member of the dance team. Susan married her high school sweetheart Hershel Smith Jr. and they lived in Austin while he was at the University of Texas. They moved back to Amarillo and raised two sons before relocating to Hope, Arkansas. Susan was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Amarillo and First Presbyterian of Hope, Arkansas.

Susan was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Hershel.

She is survived by her son, Armand W. Smith, and his wife, Nancy, of Peoria, Arizona; granddaughter, Jennifer Smith, and husband Roy of Ottawa, Kansas; grandson, Austin W. Smith, of Peoria, Arizona; her son, Kevin R. Smith, and his wife, Kathy, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; granddaughter, Madeline Butler, and husband, Cody, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and grandson, Collin Smith, and wife, Beth, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, as well as two great grandchildren. Also, her younger brother, Robert Nick McCrary, of Amarillo.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm, Friday, July 21, 2017 at the funeral home.

 

 

Nar Mendez – May 6, 2017

Nar Mendez, 82, of Amarillo, died Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, burial will follow at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Mendez was born on October 29, 1934 in Weir, Texas to Thomas and Nicolasa Mendez. He married Velma Daves on November 14, 1954 in Quanah, Texas.

Nar owned and operated his own concrete company in Amarillo, for 27 years, retiring in 2009.  He enjoyed his home life with Velma and they enjoyed traveling to visit their children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Mendez on August 12, 2011.

Survivors include his two sons, Tim Mendez and wife Betty of Del City, OK., and Todd Mendez and wife Rhonda of Frisco, TX.; his daughter, Diane Chappell and husband Rick of Flint, TX; his six grandchildren, Chris Mendez and wife Amber of Cheyenne, WY., Niki Burns and husband Stewart of Las Vegas, Mandy and Tingley-Mendez and wife Chantel of Key West, FL., Zach Mendez, Nathan Mendez and Abby Mendez, all of Frisco; two great-grandchildren, Preston and Samuel Mendez of Cheyenne, WY.; and four sisters, Angie Hart, Margaret Longbine, Teresa Mendez of Amarillo and Mary Knause of Wichita Falls, TX.

 

Jerry Lane – July 15, 2017

Jerry Lane, 87, of Amarillo died Saturday, July 15, 2017.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Llano Cemetery with Lance Herrington officiating. Military rites are by DAV Chapter 26.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Lane was born December 9, 1929, in Lubbock, Texas.  He served proudly in the Air Force during the Korean War.  He worked as an operator at Southwestern Portland Cement Company and was a member of Paramount Baptist Church.

Jerry married Irene Hobbs in Yuma, Ariz. on Sept. 6, 1952.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Lane, a brother, William Lane and a sister, Peggy Lane.

Survivors include his son, Gary Lane and wife Judy of Newnan, GA; a daughter, Cindy Mesa and husband Louie, of Amarillo; six grandchildren, Chris, Joe, Eli, Eric, Leigha and Patrick; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

The family will accept visitors from 6 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the funeral home.

 

Wanda M. Johnson – July 12, 2017

Wanda M. Johnson, 87, of Amarillo, died Thursday, July 12, 2017. 

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Westpark Cemetery in Hereford.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Wanda was born on November 22, 1929 in Pampa to James and Sophrona Fish.  She graduated from Hereford High School and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree from West Texas State.  She taught 5th grade at Wolflin Elementary for many years.  Her greatest passions in life were God, family, teaching, and reading.  She was a member of First Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Sr. and two brothers.

She is survived by two daughters, Cecelia and Jane; and one son, Carl Jr. and wife Sheree; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

God be with you until we meet again.

 

Winnie Mae Fulcher Roberson – July 13, 2017

Winnie Mae Fulcher Roberson, 95, of Amarillo, died Thursday, July 13, 2017.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will follow at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Winnie Mae was born on August 11, 1921 in Collingsworth County to Aaron and Eva Fulcher.  She grew up in Wellington, Texas.  She accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age.

Winnie was married to James Loyd Roberson, Sr. in Allanreed in 1947.  They operated a café in Wellington before moving to Amarillo in 1951.  She loved to fish and play dominos.  She loved her family very much.  She had many dear friends and church family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Roberson, Sr., sons, Billy Wayne Roberson and James L. Roberson, Jr., sisters, Lois Browning and Joyce Hyden, a brother, W.A. “Dub” Fulcher, a nephew, Dee Hyden, and a niece, Polly Ann Browning.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Joy and Terrie Roberson, seven grandchildren, Kenny, Karen, Judy, Mike, Dallas, Billy Don, and Kevin; several great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

 

Jeanne Marie Pyeatt Johnson – July 12, 2017

Jeanne Marie Pyeatt Johnson, 92, of Amarillo died Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Bell Avenue Baptist Church with Danny Logan officiating.  Private burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jeanne was born Nov. 19, 1924, in Amarillo to P.A. and Marie Pyeatt.  She was an Amarillo High School graduate.

Jeanne married Earl Johnson on April 6, 1943.  He preceded her in death in 2006.

She was a homemaker, a member of Bell Avenue Baptist Church, and for many years, Jeanne volunteered at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital.

Survivors include a daughter, Diana Mettler and husband Ed, of Amarillo; two sons, Douglas Johnson and wife Marilyn, of Amarillo and Russell Johnson, of Austin; a sister, Patricia Walls, of Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Zane, Clint, Meredith, Chantel and Jake; several great-grandchildren and a large extended family.

 

Joyce June Nall – July 7, 2017

Joyce June Nall, 84, of Amarillo, called home on Friday, July 7, 2017.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. in Rowe Cemetery, Hedley, TX.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Joyce was born on May 29, 1933 in Hedley, Texas to Walter and Billie Burdine.  She lived in Hedley, Quail and Memphis TX.  She graduated from Quail High School in 1950.

After graduation, she began her career as an Operator at Southwestern Bell and worked for them for over 37 years.  “I’m a Hello Girl!” was one of her favorite sayings.  She was a Southern Baptist and considered herself the “Matriarch” of the Burdine-Nall-Graham clan.   As Matriarch, she was endowed with certain super powers.  First and fore-most of those powers was “Talking” which was very useful in her career as Operator and Matriarch.  She had more stories than the Smithsonian and could recite them all in chronological order.   She loved her family and especially “her sparkles and her greats” more than anything.   Miss Joyce June was everyone’s Great Aunt JoJo.  She enjoyed late-night phone calls from anyone (and everyone), and we all knew not to call her before 3 PM.

She married Hugh Nall in 1953; he preceded her in death in 1966.

She is survived by her son, Scott Nall and wife Patty of Canyon; a stepdaughter, Sandra Nall of Canyon Lake, TX; her grandchildren, Matthew and Miles Nall of Amarillo; a niece, Tamara Lacy of Amarillo; a nephew, Rob and Ana Graham of Angel Fire, NM; and extended family including Michael and Alison, Caitlin, Emma June, Sean and Abigail Lacy; Tim and Julie and Briana Lacy; Mark and Erin, Tori and Teryn Palacio; Alan and Melissa, Kayden and Kynlee Graham; Justin and Tamra, Ashby and soon-to-be little baby Graham;  Rowena Montgomery; Raylene Talley; Nick, Brett, and Brandi Maynard; and the Burdine family of California and Hedley area of Texas.

The family will receive friends from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Instead of flowers, the family would prefer a donation in her name to a charitable organization of your choice.

Raymond Lee “Butch” McClung – July 2, 2017

Raymond Lee “Butch” McClung, Amarillo, died July 2, 2017 in Burien, Washington, while traveling with family on vacation in the Seattle area.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Nathan Carrington officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. McClung was born August 17, 1945, in Wichita Falls to Eva Raines McClung and Rev. Alvie Glenn McClung. He moved to Dumas in February 1962, graduated from Dumas High School in 1964, and attended Amarillo College. He married Faye Elizabeth Williams in Amarillo on July 24, 1964.

Mr. McClung started working for Shamrock Oil & Gas in 1966, and worked in crude oil and natural gas for 34 years. After early retirement at 54, Mr. McClung worked at several different companies driving trucks. He most recently worked for Kimrad Transportation.

He was a longtime member of the Church of the Nazarene and attended Hillside Christian Church in recent years.

Butch loved to take family vacations whether it was camping in Fun Valley, Colorado, driving in their motorhome or going on a cruise. Alaska was his favorite cruise, and he would tell anyone who would listen that they needed to go. He never met a stranger and would strike up a conversation with people at gas stations, Sam’s Club, Tractor Supply, anywhere he might be, He loved talking about and watching the Dallas Cowboys. He was an avid and life-long Cowboy fan, win or lose. He was so excited when he and Beth were season ticket holders for several years before the Cowboys left Texas Stadium.

The greatest love of his life was his family and everything he did was for them. He was a very hard-working, loving and generous man. After his great-grandkids came along, there was nothing he would deny them.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and three brothers.

Mr. McClung is survived by his wife of 52 years, Faye Beth; two daughters, Rhonda McClung and Diana McClung, both of Amarillo; one granddaughter, Rachael McClung of Amarillo; two great-grandchildren, Roy Short and Aubrey Short, both of Amarillo; three sisters, Myrna Parrish of Oklahoma, Teresa Jameson and Patty Glover, both of Iowa Park; and many nieces and nephews as well as many friends whom he thought of as family.

The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at the funeral home.

Jerry Jene Pickard – July 8, 2017

Jerry was the first-born son of Angelene “Angie” Strecker Pickard and of L. Jeral “Jerry” Pickard on June 6, 1945 in Amarillo, and entered into his heavenly father’s arms July 8, 2017.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jerry graduated from Palo Duro High School and attended Amarillo College and West Texas State University.

He enjoyed football, basketball, listening to music, especially country gospel and water coloring.

He was preceded in death by his beloved father, L. Jeral Pickard, grandparents, Ida and Alex Strecker, L.J. and Glowie Pickard and an infant sister, Carol Sue.

He is survived by his mother, Angelene Kirby; three brothers, Steven, Jimmy and Bobby and two special nephews, Zachary and Alex Pickard; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to Top of Texas AA, 1301 S. Taylor St., Amarillo, Texas 79101.

 

 

 

Oleta Faye Wyatt – July 2, 2017

Oleta Faye Wyatt, 89, of Amarillo, died Sunday, July 2, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Oleta was born on December 25, 1927 in Shamrock, Texas to Opal and Jacob Zeck.     She was the oldest of seven children and often talked about her family history.  She loved telling stories about raising two boys and all the adventures that led to.  She enjoyed camping, traveling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandson. One of her life dreams was to become a pilot, but most of all she loved telling stories about her son, Bill.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, a brother, and her husband, Donald Wyatt in 2001.

She is survived by her son, Bill Wyatt; her stepson, Mike Wyatt, two daughter-in-laws, two brothers, Sherrod and Doyle; a sister, LaDonna; five grandchildren, Ginelle, Alana, Will, Madelyn and Joe; and one great-grandson, Skylar.