Hugh Woodburn Wilson III

Hugh Woodburn Wilson III
Hugh Woodburn Wilson III

, 80, Amarillo, Texas, passed away on April 30, 2022.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at First Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Hugh was born to Ella and Hugh Wilson Jr., in Pennsauken, New Jersey on December 2, 1941.
He worked as an independent agent for many years. He had worked for Corporate Systems and as a permanent substitute teacher at Amarillo High School for the last several years. He was a veteran of the Air Force.

Survivors include wife, Renee Wilson; daughters; Lori Sauceda and husband Dave, Sheri Boatright, and Traci Kay; son, Chris Wilson and wife Samantha; grandchildren, Eren Shelton and husband Kerry, Ereka Nokes and husband Thomas, Raylind Touchstone and husband Bryant, Samuel Boatright, Beckett Kay, Nash Kay, and Hunter Wilson; great-grandchildren Sebastian and Mackenna Shelton, Elika Wilson, and Branson and Haidyn Nokes; and brother, Lloyd Wilson.

The family will receive friends from time 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Hugh Wilson towards The Loft at First Baptist Church, 1208 S. Tyler, Amarillo, Texas 79101

35 Replies to “Hugh Woodburn Wilson III”

  1. Renee,
    Read of Hugh’s passing in the Amarillo Church Paper. Carolyn and I were reminded of the good times we shared in our younger days.
    Praying for you and your family.
    Robert and Carolyn Barnes
    7972 Russellvile Road
    Bowling Green KY 42101

  2. I will always remember him as the “King” and always appreciated his sense of humor and kindness. I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all

  3. Renee, Lori and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss! Denny and I did not hear of Hugh’s passing until today. We are praying for all of you. Hugh was so sweet and caring, with a smile on his face always. I know he will be greatly missed.
    Love, Carolyn

  4. Hugh,…aka THE WARDEN will be truly missed at Amarillo High School. What an honor to know and work with Hugh in the office at AHS as he was always a positive mentor to our students as well as the staff. A man of high integrity with the love of God, family and friends.
    We will sure miss you Hugh– from the “A TEAM”!

    God bless the entire Wilson family-comfort you always!

  5. Renee, I am so very sorry for your loss of Hugh. I had been thinking of him just lately and didn’t know why and now I do. Hugh was a great man and faithful to our Lord. I have known you both so very long it’s hard to think back that far. I treasure all the memories we had both starting our insurance career at the same place and also along these many years. I just looked at my Wednesday paper tonight so I have missed everything. Just know that Earl and I will be praying for you and yours. Our sympathies and condolences are extended to all your family. Love you all.

  6. Renee and family, I am so sorry to hear about Hugh passing away. I have such wonderful memories of you, Renee, and Hugh. May the Lord comfort your heart and give you peace. We know that Hugh is rejoicing with Jesus.

  7. I did not have the pleasure to meet your father Traci, but he sounds like an amazing man – and I know how much you treasured and loved him as your father. I want to extend my sincere condolences to you, Beckett and Nash at this time. You and the entire family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sending many hugs and love your way-
    Chrystal, Darren and Austin

  8. Dear sweet Renee and family- I’m so sorry for what you are going through now and in days to come. But knowing Hugh is singing with the best choir of all and completely healed is a great blessing. So glad we got to visit last week. You are in my thought and prayers.

  9. So very sorry for your loss. My sister Belinda and I worked with Hugh at Corporate System. Sending prayers for you and your family.

  10. Renee
    It was my privilege and blessing to be your mother’s neighbor for many years on Peachtree! Also, I knew your family from Windsor. My brother worked with Hugh at Amarillo High many times and would tell of his magic tricks, and caring attitude toward kids and faculty! I enjoyed hearing him sing at church.
    I feel so for your family, that Hugh has stepped into one of the rooms in God’s many mansions ! However, I am sure he is singing and rejoicing with all that have gone before!

  11. Renee,
    Cynthia called me tonight when we got home from our choir practice. She said she had been thinking about all of you lately & then stumbled on the news about Hugh tonight as she was scrolling Facebook. I told her that Hugh had been taking care of you after your stroke, so his passing was certainly unexpected. I am so very sorry! You & your girls will be in my thoughts & prayers every day. I’m sure this has hit all of you very hard! You were a stellar couple to many of us & we will never forget your kindness! I am sorry we can’t be there tomorrow, but I will gladly send a memorial for him. May
    God’s love keep you & yours enfolded in His arms!
    Love you,
    Judy Hale

  12. I so enjoyed singing next to Hugh on the “seated row” at choir presentations. We used to joke about being singing buddies. I am praying for all the family, especially for wife, Renee and daughter, Lori who I so enjoyed working with as an RN. I know your dad was proud of you, Lori.

  13. Hugh was such a good friend for many years. We knew one another from the Country Squire Dinner Theater days and FBC, for many years. Renee and Hugh hosted a shower for Jill and I before we were married. He was always so encouraging and fun to be around. We will miss him! Our thoughts and prayers for Renee and family.

  14. We are so sorry to hear of Hugh’s passing. We were friends with Hugh and Renee for many years while living in Amarillo. Hugh was always a great guy to be with and had a demeanor and sense of humor that never stopped. He and I spent many fun years playing Fast Pitch softball for First Baptist in the City League. Our prayers are with Renee and Family in the following days and years to come.

  15. I knew Hugh as a fellow choir member, fun friend, and compassionate prayer partner. His death leaves a gap in many lives. Renee, God will provide. May you know His presence and peace during these hard days. Judy and I stand with you.

  16. I met Hugh shortly after he came to Amarillo stationed at the air base. We were in Sunday School together and we had stayed in touch over the years. I will miss seeing him around the church and in the community.

  17. Our deepest condolences to the Wilson family and friends. I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. Hugh worked for AISD for many years and during that time has touched so many lives including mine with his wisdom and gentle soul. He will be missed by us all! Praying for peace and comfort.

  18. I just saw Hugh singing with the Sanctuary Choir a couple weeks ago. That was where he always was. There was no more faithful choir member than Hugh Wilson. For decades, I loved singing with Hugh and Renee and traveling with them on our choir tours.
    Hugh was funny all of the time, and at the same time he was very compassionate towards others.
    I am so very glad to have had a friend like Hugh.
    Renee and the Wilson family- May God give you His grace and strength . I am very sorry for your loss.

  19. Our hearts hurt tonight for all of you! We go back many, many years and we loved you always. It’s our prayer that you will feel our Heavenly Father holding you close these days. 🖤 Stan and Kae Rae Austin

  20. I will so miss having Hugh sub for me during my preplanned illnesses. He was a kind and gentle man. We will miss him. I am praying for all of you.

  21. Sorry to hear about Hugh. I worked with Hugh at Corporate Systems. He was a very nice and respectful person.

  22. Renee,
    Amelia and I send our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family. Hugh was such a bright and shining talent – both on stage and off. He touched so many lives as a producer, singer, actor, teacher, business man, Christian and devoted friend. The stuff legends are made of. He made our world a better place. Our hearts are broken.
    Much love,

  23. I am so sorry for your loss, Renee. Hugh, was such a wonderful man. I had so much fun singing with him . And I know he is singing with the angels now! Much love and prayers to you all! 🙏🏻

  24. We are so very sorry for your loss. Hugh touched so many lives all over Amarillo…I’m so glad I got to know him this year at AHS! Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you!

  25. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family is so dear to me and you all will continue to be in my prayers.

  26. I am so sorry for your loss, Renee. Hugh, you were such a wonderful man. I had so much fun singing with you. I know you are singing with the angels now! Much love and prayers to you all!

  27. Hugh was a great example of one who used his talents for the Lord in choir at church and for the community (Little Theatre). Good salesman in his business days and great teacher in those. Husband, father, brother, friend. He was dedicated to all of his roles.

    May your family experience an extra measure of God’s presence during this time.

  28. Hugh was a friend and a great person. He was always in the know. I will miss talking with him at church and at AHS. Praying for Renee and family. May he have a great time in heaven!

  29. Renee & family: I’m so sorry for your earthly loss!
    I can’t come to visitation but I will be at the service. I will keep you & your family in my prayers. With love – Carole

  30. Hugh was the best sub and the best person! He made you feel important, and like an individual. Talking to him could brighten any day. (Especially when you add in the magic tricks!) he will be missed.

  31. So very, very sorry. Hugh was such a very special person who touched so many lives. Sending y’all lots of love and prayers.

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