John Neill Killham


John Neill Killham
John Neill Killham

John Neill Killham, age 81, formerly of Amarillo, Texas passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2023.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, May 13, 2023, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with John Rusk officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, Texas.

John was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and attended school in Pawnee City, Nebraska. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy right out of high school and was stationed in Taiwan. After his service in the Navy, he went to work at a winery in California with his good friend, Ray Stenzel. John then moved to Michigan where his brother Jim lived. He later moved to Amarillo, Texas where he owned a propane business. John had a great sense of humor and also a big heart. He was an avid reader who enjoyed visiting museums and learning about history. John loved beautiful sunsets, camping, traveling, and taking trips to casinos with his wife, Patti. He was also a big fan of the Nebraska Huskers college football team and enjoyed golf. John and his dear friend David Bryant, went on many hunting and fishing trips over the years. He will be deeply missed by his friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Edith Killham; sisters, Carol Stahl, Judy Torczon, and Connie Brehm; brothers, George and Jim Killham; his former wife, Sandy; and son, Jim.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Patti; son, Shane Killham; and 5 grandchildren, Price, Elly, Wiley, Brady, and Karson.

4 Replies to “John Neill Killham”

  1. Good friends that are so honest, so nice, so helpful, so caring such as my favorite neighbor John are few and far between. Praying for the family to be lifted up in God’s Grace..I’m here for you Patty 24 7 395

  2. My condolences to Shane ,Wiley,Price,Karson,Elly,Patti and the rest of the families tied to the Killham family. We’re so sorry all of you. Arlyne &Mokey Sikon.

  3. John was so wonderful when you guys remodeled and added on to my home. He was always cheerful and accommodating.
    I know you will miss him.

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