Angel Aleman, 78 years old, of Amarillo, Texas, passed away on February 23, 2022.
Services will be at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, February 26, 2022, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, Texas. The family will receive friends and family for the viewing between 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M., Friday, February 25, 2022. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.
Angel was born on May 31, 1943, in Monterrey, Mexico to Jose Encarnacion Aleman and Fidelia De Leon Aleman. He attended school in Friona, Texas graduating in 1965. While in high school, he was active in sports playing football and basketball. In addition to sports, he was voted most admirable and most friendly. Upon graduation, he was drafted into the Army where he served in the artillery unit while in Vietnam. In 1967, he received an honorable discharge. For his service, he received the Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. The United States was not the country of his birth, but it was the country of his choice. Having served his country, he became a legalized American citizen in 1971.
Angel worked as a truck driver for Pioneer Chemical, Coy Cartage, Merchants Motor Lines, and Brenntag Southwest for 25 years. He was loved and respected by his co-workers and customers.
Angel married the love of his life, Julie Watley, on November 6, 1970. They have been married for 51 years. Angel was dedicated to his family. In addition to his two children, he raised five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Julie Watley Aleman; his two children, Elana Aleman Nickerson, and Blake Aleman, both of Amarillo, Texas; his sister, Celia Aleman Barraza and her husband Mike Barraza, of Dallas, Texas; his brother, Joe Aleman and his wife Bonnie Aleman, of Charlotte, North Carolina; ten grandchildren, Ravyn, Chaz, Quinn, Xavyer, Keyona, Corey (C.J.), Jazlyne, Banner, Lily-Grace, and Evey; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He will be greatly missed by all his friends and family.