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Billy Fred Jones

May 20, 1937 — April 30, 2024

Billy Fred Jones was born in Amarillo, TX on May 20, 1937, to Agnes Lanora and Joseph Dudley Jones. He resided in Amarillo all of his life except for one year he lived in California. He passed away on April 30, 2024.

Memorial service will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 3, 2024, at First Baptist Church, 1208 S. Tyler. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. 

He is survived by the love of his life for 36 years Barry Beck Jones; his children Billy Fred Jones, Jr. and wife Kathy of Amarillo, Carrie Broxson and husband Bruce of Sunray, Christi DeSpain and husband Tim of Houston, and Chris Fields and wife Katie of Houston; grandchildren Ashley Busch and Brody of Amarillo, Cody Jones of Amarillo, April Malone and Wes of Canyon, Kendra Wisdom and Mark of Sunray, Beck DeSpain and Hailey of Houston, Madison Claer Chapman and Jason of Austin, Wesley Fields of Houston, Maddy Fields of Waco, Tiffany Williams and Matt of Colleyville, Erick Morrison and Tuesdy of Amarillo; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Tommy Scott, sister Charlene Eudy, and great-grandson Blake Pyle.

Billy Fred was the gun manager for Jennings Marine and then purchased what would eventually become Billy Fred’s Gun Shop, a business that was known and beloved in the local area and beyond. He owned and operated the store for 34 years, doing something he loved with the best customers and employees possible. He was a proud Sandie of Amarillo High, Class of ‘55, and enlisted in the Naval Reserve in June of that year. He was honored in 2012 as a distinguished alumnus of the Maverick Boys & Girls Club. He was outspoken in his pride and gratitude for the influence the Maverick Club had on him as a young boy. He was a long-time member and deacon of First Baptist Church. He loved his Sunday School class and being a greeter for the early service. He also served on numerous other boards and organizations.

Billy Fred was passionate about all things guns and wildlife. He loved writing letters to friends, family, and politicians. He was a talented artist, quickly sketching portraits or cartoons. He treasured his many life-long friendships and his family more than anything else.

The family extends thanks to the staff at The Legacy at Town Square for their loving care of Billy Fred.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to The Maverick Boys & Girls Club of Amarillo.


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