Lance Lee Nabors


Lance Lee Nabors
Lance Lee Nabors

Lance Lee Nabors, 58, of Amarillo, TX died unexpectedly on July 1, 2021, in Amarillo, Texas.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at First Presbyterian Church, 1100 S. Harrison, Amarillo, Texas.

Lance was born in Amarillo, Texas on December 30, 1962, to proud parents Cliff and Karen Nabors. Lance attended Amarillo public schools and graduated from Amarillo High School in 1982. 

At age 5 Lance’s favorite activities were riding his bike and roller skating. From then on, everything Lance did from sports to career, wheels were involved. He brought home his first motocross trophy in 1968 and his last one in 2009. Lance raced the motocross circuit throughout the central southern states. From 1981 until 1983, Lance received a factory ride on Kawasaki’s Team Green. Winning races at AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Dude Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, and the Astrodome in Houston, Texas.

When Lance was not on a dirt bike, you could find him working or painting automobiles. He was one of eight men who helped American automobile designer Chip Foose win back-to-back Ridler Awards at the Detroit Autorama in 2002 and 2003. In 2004, he went to Manteno, Illinois to work on Joe Rogan’s Sick Fish, 1970 Plymouth Cuda at Rad Rides by Troy. He also worked on Mothers Polish 1970 ProPane Chevelle SS, which debuted at the 2007 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lance was preceded in death by his mother, Karen Nabors.

He is survived by his two sons, Evan and Colton Nabors of Amarillo, Texas; his father, Cliff Nabors of Amarillo, Texas; sister, Kari Kim York of Amarillo, Texas; longtime girlfriend, Carrie Shumate of Amarillo, Texas; and nieces, Allison York of Lubbock, Texas, and Kaytlin Mellenbruch (Dustin) of Amarillo, Texas.

8 Replies to “Lance Lee Nabors”

  1. Lance and I became friends in High school and shared some really fun and wild times, He was incredibly talented and a good friend to many of us. Rest In Peace my friend!

  2. Man bro i cant believe your gone. Bro you always had a good caring heart gor me and my situations i always got myself into over the years. Your door was always open if i need a place to stay or to just sit back in peace when this crazy world was spinning out of control. Man i am gonna miss you bro. I will ser you again one dsu and we will ride that heavenly sand travk in the sky. RIP my brother. Love you bro

  3. Another Sandie classmate gone too soon. While Lance and I didn’t run in the same circles in our school days, we always seemed to like each other, and I respected his passion and excellence with bikes and cars. We reconnected on Facebook a few years ago, and it was great to see that Lance was still who he always was in many ways. I know he will be missed by those closest to him, and you all will be in my prayers as you mourn your loss and celebrate his life in the coming days.

  4. I went thru elementary school with Lance, and Amarillo High School. Really nice guy and well liked. I remember his truck in high school was an older Chevy with an awesome paint job. The tailgate had “Tumbleweed” across the back and his license plate read T-WEED . Something he had obviously worked on himself, and was really proud of it. I remember in 4th grade we had a horrible mean teacher, Miss Holland. She for some reason lit into Lance and made him cry. I remember how difficult it was to see this tough, motocross, dirt bike kid reduced to tears in front of the entire class. I will never forget that . I know that he will be missed by many who knew him.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I new Lance he was a great guy. He will be missed. He was a good friend of mine and my husbands. We did have some fun times together.

  6. Lance was a cool dude. Lived everyday like there was no tomorrow. I know he is up there with Bryan Duvak and those two together are getting caught up and will be waiting for us on the other side. Till we meet again, Lance….RIP. You are already missed.

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