Daryle Lee Boroughs


Daryle Lee Boroughs, 73, of Amarillo, TX passed while under the care of Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home on Sunday May 14, 2023.

Daryle Lee Boroughs
Daryle Lee Boroughs

Visitation will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at Boxwell Brothers, 2800 Paramount. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 18, 2023 at Oasis Southwest Baptist Church, 8201 Canyon Dr. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Lee was born on July 4, 1949 to B.H. and Ruby Boroughs in Brownfield, TX. After graduating from Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch in 1967, Lee joined the Army and served his country in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star. Lee married Karen Beardsley on June 19, 1970. Lee and Karen had two children Bridget and Brian.

Lee devoted his life to helping and serving others at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch as a Dorm Parent and the Potter County Juvenile Detention Center. Later, he was instrumental in the development of the Next Step Home at the Randall County Youth Center of the High Plains, helping young men and women transition into society after their time in detention. Lee touched the lives of family, friends, and untold numbers of youth throughout his years of service. Upon retirement, he worked for Kimrad Trucking and spent countless hours watching his grandkids and great-grandkids play, dance, and wrestle. Together, Lee and Karen have served at and were members of The Oasis Southwest Baptist Church since 1995.

Lee was preceded in death by his mother Ruby Boroughs; father B.H. Boroughs; sister Judy Padgett; Claude “Pa” Simmons; and Emma “Ma” Simmons.

Lee is survived by his wife Karen of Amarillo, TX; brothers Bill Boroughs and wife Colleen of Amarillo, TX and James Boroughs and wife Oleta of Amarillo, TX; daughter Bridget Taylor and husband Jared of Pampa, TX; son Brian Boroughs and wife Ginger of Amarillo, TX; grandchildren Kaylee Taylor, Chesney Taylor, Tripper Taylor, Brandon Boroughs, Cullin Alexander and Chelsy Lemarr and husband Jarrod; great-grandchildren, Krixus Ruiz, Emilia Alexander, and Gracelynn Lemarr; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and loved ones.

In lieu of flowers, Lee would like you to send benevolence to the scholarship fund at the Youth Center of the High Plains, 9300 S. Georgia St. Amarillo TX, 79118.

9 Replies to “Daryle Lee Boroughs”

  1. “I’ve had a truck before everyone else thought it was cool to drive one. Back then having a truck was meant for work, now it’s meant to show off.”

    If that doesn’t tell you about the kind of character Mr. Lee Boroughs is, I’m not sure what would. He was an old soul & true cowboy that taught me a ton in my formative years. He taught me the value of hard work and how to leave the world better than when I found it. His kindness and warmth were evident in every action he did.

    “Dinner is done once I’m done.”

    Lee was a disciplinarian yet wise soul. His stories will always echo in my head. I particularly treasure the moments when he had a quick wit with a sense of humor, his smile slowly coming through.

    Lee’s commitment to his family, friends, and community is a beautiful testament to the type of man Lee was. I’m grateful to have met Lee and will continue his legacy while I live. I hope to honor his memory in how I live and serve others. His radiant spirit continues to guide all the souls he’s touched in his lifetime.

    There are few men like Lee. If only a few more men had his dedication to their communities would this world be a much better place.

    To the Boroughs family, please accept my heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with y’all during this difficult time. May Lee and his memory live on and resonate with everyone that has known him.

  2. Today seeing Lee’s picture reminded us that our lives are like a book. As one chapter ends, another is started. Lee’s life was filled with caring about raising boys and helping wayward kids find their way, which is a great legacy. At this time, we realize how blessed we were to be alternate house parents with Lee and Karen when we first came to the ranch! All we can say is thank you for all you did for us and God bless you .

  3. Lee, you and Karen have been a huge part of my life, since I was blessed to be married to Karen’s youngest brother Jay Beardsley. Ya’ll were the greatest example of what a Christian couple should be, and set that standard for Jay and I.
    I loved Lee’s stories, all the special memories of all my visits to Amarillo, so many to mention! I liked sneaking some of Lee’s M&M’s, when he wasn’t looking. I’m pretty sure he knew though.
    You were a big brother to me and a good example to your nephews, David and Matt, and your nieces Jenny and Abby.
    We will see you again, as I know that this is not goodbye forever, but, see you later, my brother, in heaven.
    My love and prayers to Karen, Bridge, Brian and the entire family.
    Love ya’ll!
    Aunt Cindy

  4. We are so sorry for your loss and our prayers and hugs are with you guys . He maybe gone but his memory will be forever. Lots of good advice from this man..

  5. Gonna miss you uncle Lee. You left a footprint on this earth that won’t soon be forgotten. My love and condolences to My Aunt Karen and Brian and Bridget as well as the rest of our family. A real cowboy.

  6. Lee was one of a kind! He always had a hug for me and words of encouragement. He meant so much to me and so many others. My love and prayers to his beautiful wife Karen, daughter Bridget and son Brian, and rest of the family. Life well lived and I know I will see him in heaven one day.

  7. One of our great friends and neighbor… From making sure we were doing good and always willing to lend a helping hand or just wanting good conversation and cup of coffee…Mr Lee, you may be gone from this earth and we will miss you…but you will not be forgotten!
    We will see you later, partner!!
    De Colores

    With love,
    Raymond and Robyn Tindell

  8. I was blessed by Lee and Karen’s generous willing hearts to help me with a difficult task several years ago. They were very supportive & I’ll never forget! Lee is enjoying his reward now as a faithful servant. My condolences to Karen and the rest of the family! You are in my prayers as you grieve. ❤️❤️

  9. WE have been So Blessed by Mr Lee B. He was our( two little brothers and I) Dorm Parent, in Hamilton Dorm. Him and Miss Karen influenced Our lives to this Day. Bridget was born out there when I was a Senior. I’ve got to watch them grow up. GOD has Blessed Us All in his presence ! ! ! We will see him again …….. Thank You Lord Jesus Christ ! ! ! AMEN 🙏

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