Kyle Anthony Merryman was born July 4, 2003, in Amarillo to Anthony “Tony” and Sandie Merryman. Kyle earned his wings on November 26, 2022, at 19.
A funeral service will be held at 2 P.M. Friday, December 2, 2022, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will be at Llano cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6 P.M.-7 P.M., Thursday, December 1, 2022. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Kyle started school at 3 years old at Southlawn Elementary with Vicki Vogt as his teacher. The program was moved to Belmar Elementary a few years later. Ms. Vogt was instrumental in teaching Kyle how to communicate with his eyes, blinking once for no and twice for yes. This skill was used the rest of his life. Eventually, Kyle moved to Greenway’s Intermediate school where he was blessed to be in Mrs. Vines’ class. Kyle absolutely loved school with these teachers and the amazing paraprofessionals. Kyle loved his nurses over the years at school. Kyle did school a little different than most he completed the 5th grade and 6th grade both twice. Kyle started the 7th grade at Westover Park Jr High, but did not continue on from there due to health reasons and lack of interest. After leaving school he was not sick again.
Kyle loved to go camping growing up. He loved to be pulled in his bike trailer and go on trails in his off-road ride. Kyle was not limited by his condition and after a little time with him, you quickly learned that.
Kyle was an adventurer, a thrill seeker, and a Southwest Airlines frequent flyer. Kyle beyond loved all things Disney including Disney World. His favorite rides being the Tower of Terror, Splash Mountain, Haunted Mansion, and of course the Tea Cups-the faster the better.
Most people looked at Kyle and saw him as fragile, but he was all boy, the rougher something was the more he liked it! Kyle was an honorary Disney bus driver.
When you see the stars tonight wish upon a star for Kyle because when you wish upon a star it makes no difference who you are anything your heart desires can come to be…
Kyle is preceded in death by his mom Sandie Merryman and 3 grandparents
Kyle leaves behind his dad and second mom, Anthony and Heidi Merryman of the home; a brother Brandon Merryman of Amarillo; a sister Shaci Chapman and wife Sara of Amarillo; a brother Bailey Chapman of wherever the Army has him; a sister Courtney Grimes and husband Devin, and niece Austyn all of Amarillo. A grandfather, Frank Merryman of Amarillo. His granny, Cheri Chapman, whom he loved beyond belief, of Amarillo. And many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations in Kyles’s honor be made to Make a Wish so another child can experience Kyles’s favorite place on earth.
Please use this link to view the service: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki4sMSs8_fA
10 Replies to “Kyle Anthony Merryman”
Please know, we will be wishing upon a star tonight for Kyle. Praying for the family and God be with you. Mike and Jeralee Duval
I am so heart broken to hear of your passing. You are always loved, never forgotten & forever missed. Give Uncle Ron, nana & your mom a hug from me. Love you Kyle. ❤️
My heart is completely broken, but I know you are with your momma and Nana. You inspired me to pursue a career in special education teaching and every day that I walk into the classroom, I think of your sweet face. You will forever be guiding me as a teacher and I miss you very much! Give Aunt Sandy and Nana a hug for us! I love you Kyle!
I never got the opportunity to meet this young soul but if he was anything like his Momma Sandy (my cousin) and all of his aunts and uncles he was definitely the most beautiful soul ever! R.I.P. Kyle ! Prayers for this sweet angel and all his family🙏
Kyle touched so many lives and left his mark in this world. My heart hurts for this wonderful family he was blessed with. Tony and Heidi were fantastic parents to Kyle and Kyle loved them so much! You humbled us young man and we all will miss you so much! Can’t wait to see you in Heaven! Steve Davis
Our hearts are breaking over the news of your passing. You will forever be in our hearts. Give nana a hug for us in heaven..
I only got to meet Kyle a few times but I’m so blessed I was able to. So sorry your loss, I know he will be greatly missed. God sure blessed him with lots of loving family and friends. Prayers to you all. .
I only got to meet Kyle a few times but I’m so blessed I was able to. So sorry your your loss, I know he will be greatly missed. God sure blessed him with lots of loving family and friends. Prayers to you all. .
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Kyle’s wonderful smile and laugh!
God bless y’all.
Anne Creswell RN
I am one of the paraprofessional blessed to have got to know Kyle at Southlawn and then at Belmar. I am sorry for your loss, he was a wonderful boy. I know he will be greatly missed but one day we will see him again. God bless your family with peace and comfort.