Dave Hardin McCandless
May 9, 1948 – July 16, 2020
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