Dave Hardin McCandless

Dave Hardin McCandless

May 9, 1948 – July 16, 2020

Dave Hardin McCandless

Dave Hardin McCandless born to Raymond (Sallie) McCandless and Reba McCandless on May 9, 1948, in Rule, TX.  The McCandless family was one of the founding families of this Community.  Being a member of a small community like Rule you would know everyone and would be a participant in any and all activities that were available.  He participated in all sports in High School.  Favorite was Football.  He worked part-time in his Uncle’s Grocery store.  He also loved Bird hunting with his buddies during the season.

He moved to Amarillo after graduation in 1966 to attend West Texas University and to work at Affiliated Foods.

He met and married Alice Williamson (AKA “What’s Her Name”) in 1970.

He owned and operated Williams Dry Cleaners before retirement.

He was an avid supporter of the Khiva Shrine. Had been a member since 1976.  He was a member of multiple units.   He served as a governing officer in each of these units with dedication and pride.  These units include Khiva Duffers, Mobile Nobles, Muleskinners, and Cycle Escort.

After retirement, he enjoyed frequent Poker nights with the guys.

Children:  Larry James McCandless and wife, Tammy of Adkins, Texas; Tamara Dawn Ray of the home.

Grandchildren: David Ray, Michelle Ray, Austin McCandless, Dean Dawson (wife-Tiffany), Myra Austin (husband-Zac), Wyatt McCandless, Lane McCandless.

Great-Grandchild: Lillian Snell, and New Born expected in August.

Sister: Carol Thomas (husband-Mike)

Multiple nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

 Please sign the online guestbook at: www.boxwellbrothers.com

11 Replies to “Dave Hardin McCandless”

  1. I truly hated to hear of Dave passing. He and I were best friends throughout school at Rule, TX and we both attended WT together. We played sports together, run around together, and hung out on weekends. Dave always had lots of fun, smiling, laughter, and was involved in all kinds of good things. He was the type of person you could depend on to have your back and be there for you. I will always cherish our good times and memories we made back in high school. My prayers are with Dave and his family and God Bless. Dennis Riggins

  2. My condolences to the entire family, Dave was and will remember as a fun loving soul and will be missed!!

  3. Alice, I am so sorry. Dave was a wonderful man. He was always a sweetheart. I will miss our fun times together. If you need anything or just need to talk, let me know.
    Praying for you sweet lady.

  4. Alice. What wonderful warm memories I carry of “junior” in my heart I truly treasure having those wonderful times together. Love and hugs to you and the family

  5. Alice, I am saddened by your loss of Dave. Thought the world of him , as well as you. Prayers for your family’s Peace. Holding you in my heart.

  6. I was so sorry to hear about Dave. We were classmates and graduates of the class of 1966 at Rule High School. Dave always had a smile on his face. My parents and his parents were very good friends when they lived in Rule and remained close after they moved to Amarillo. I will be thinking of all of you as you go through this week and months to follow. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Sincerely, Brenda (Hisey) Castleberry

  7. To the family of Dave McCandless:
    My name is Ronda Stryker Kowalski. Dave and I started first grade in Rule together and went through all 12 grades together.
    My sympathy goes out to all of you.

  8. Alice, in the short time that we have known each other I consider you a good friend. I share the grief and sorrow of loosing your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God knows your pain and will hold your hand to comfort you.
    Mike Ellis

  9. Alice, I am so sorry for your and your family’s loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers for God’s peace and comfort.
    Love & hugs to you.
    Margaret Stewart

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