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.