Ernest Walter McAnally


Ernest Walter McAnally
Ernest Walter McAnally

Ernest W. (Ernie) McAnally, 80, of Amarillo went to be with the Lord and Savior on December 13, 2021, after a long battle with COPD and heart failure. Ernie was born in Barstow, TX to Robert Lamar and Ida Belle Fisk McAnally on August 21, 1941.

Services will be at 11:00 am, Friday, December 17th at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Lance Herrington officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors at 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Ernie moved to Amarillo pursuing a career in retail furniture and appliances sales which were successful for many years. It was there he met his wife and started their family. He then moved into the wholesale supply of furniture and appliances for the second half of his career.

Ernie was a member of Paramount Baptist Church and had special passion for the men’s Thursday morning bible study Ernie was the co-founder of what is now known as Candy Cane Lane during the Christmas Season. He thoroughly loved seeing cars coming by to enjoy the lights, particularly the children. He was an avid dog lover and spent his life with one by his side. He loved sports, watching the Cowboys, Golden State Warriors, and Tiger Woods.

Ernie is survived by his wife of 59 years, Glenda Sue McAnally of Amarillo; sons, Ernie Lamar McAnally and wife Shelia of Southlake, TX, and Harvey Lance McAnally of Amarillo, TX; granddaughter, Corie McAnally; grandson, Conner McAnally and wife Molly; grandson, Carson McAnally; granddaughter, Kaci McAnally; and great-granddaughter, Vera McAnally. Ernie also looked forward to welcoming granddaughter, Scout Riley McAnally, in 1st Quarter of 2022. Ernie is also survived by sister, Bobbie Hopper of Keller, TX; brother, Jim McAnally of Dallas, TX; two sisters-in-law, Sharlet McAnally of Azle, TX, and Karen Stanley and husband Rock of Athens, TX; and several nephews and nieces.

Ernie was preceded in death by mother, Ida; father, Robert; sisters, Neoma Schults, and Betty Baker; and brother, Allen “Bud” McAnally.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Heal The City of Amarillo, TX.

5 Replies to “Ernest Walter McAnally”

  1. I started working at Whites Auto in 1966. I have very fond memories of Ernie. He was a great guy. My sincere condolences to Sue, his family and many friends.

  2. Ernie was very special to his family. He weighed only 2 pounds when born and was put in the machine drawer for a short time. He married a very special woman that stayed by his side through all his health problems which were many long hours. He is with the Lord now and with his family above. He is out of pain and watching all his family on earth. God Bless him.

  3. For years, Ernie was our “pew mate” at church. We also had a common friend from Samnorwood, Ray Harvey. What a delight it was to regularly trade stories with them in the minutes we had before the service began. We will miss him. May God comfort Sue and the family.

  4. Loved you much Uncle Ernie and look forward to seeing you again in heaven! Aunt Sue, EJ, and Harvey I am so very sorry for your loss. Know that you are all in our prayers!
    Love Larry and Cindy Elkins

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