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Richard Wayne Barron

February 26, 1963 — May 17, 2024


With family by his side, Rick Barron passed away on Friday, May 17, 2024, after a brief, but powerful bout with cancer.

Memorial services will be at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in the sanctuary at First Baptist Church. Trevor Brown and Rodney Scott will be officiating. Following the service, Ricky B requested a “Celebration of Life” party. This will be held at from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at Crush downtown.  Arrangements are by Boxwell brothers Funeral Directors 2800 Paramount Blvd. Amarillo, Texas 79109. 

Richard Wayne Barron was born February 26, 1963, in Houston, TX. Rick was the only son of Dr. RD Barron and Patsy Barron.  He attended Amarillo High School and later went to both Amarillo College and Texas Tech University where he met his best friend and future wife, Shelley Sisk Barron.  They were married in 1987.  

Rick earned a degree in business, and a lifetime degree in Red Raider fandom. He loved to tailgate at the Tech games and was an avid fan of all sports.  He received a second degree in Respiratory Therapy, which became his lifelong career.  He first worked at BSA and then went on to be the Director of Respiratory Care at NWTHS for 16 years.

He was an award-winning rib smoker and loved to participate in the annual Amarillo Chamber of Commerce cook-off. He was also known for entertaining and cooking at his home. Rick enjoyed playing golf with his dad and good friends. Later in life, he developed a passion for woodworking and built many pieces of furniture for his family. Rick was happiest at his lake house, where he worked, played, and fished. He became an ordained minister, and one of his greatest pleasures was officiating at his daughter Bailey’s wedding. He truly loved his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Shelley Barron, of Amarillo, TX; a daughter, Bailey Barron Miller and husband, Kyrell Miller, of McKinney, TX; father, Doug “Sonny” Barron and stepmom, Debbie Barron, of Amarillo, TX; mother, Patsy Barron, of Amarillo, TX; sisters, Cindy Miller and Mandy Barron; nieces, Ashley Miller and Ally Greenwood; and beloved dogs Bentley and Bleu.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Amarillo SPCA or Gracie’s Project. Rick loved his French Bulldogs immensely.

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