LaNell King

LaNell King
LaNell King

LaNell King, 94, of Amarillo, TX passed away September 16, 2023.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at Llano Cemetery Mausoleum. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

LaNell was born December 9, 1928, in Memphis, TX to Ernest and Gladys Allison. She graduated from Avoca High School in Avoca, TX then attended Hardin-Simmons University on a full-ride basketball scholarship. She worked for Sears and Roebuck for over 30 years and was a staple in the success of the company. While there, she was assigned to different departments, always exceeding the highest level of sales; her personality and her way with people was infectious. Her customers and coworkers loved her and she was proudly awarded “Employee of the Month” time and time again. LaNell always had the best attitude and work ethic. She was always up for a challenge with anything thrown her way. LaNell was a longtime caretaker for her mother who reached the tender age of 102.

LaNell loved her friends, and was ready to go anywhere, anytime. She enjoyed listening to country music and loved her grandchildren with all of her heart, even attending their sporting activities sometimes seen in hair curlers. LaNell’s family will fondly remember how beautiful and put together she was every day; pearls, lipstick, and curled hair. She embodied class and grace but was a terrible cook!!

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alton King; 2 brothers, Mack Allison and Jay Allison.

LaNell is survived by son, Scott King and wife Becky of Amarillo, TX; daughter, Tonya Lowe of Amarillo, TX; grandchildren, Bryan King of Lubbock, TX, Breanne King of Amarillo, TX, and Emory Lowe and fiancé Drew McGallian of Amarillo, TX; and nephew, David Allison of Lubbock, TX.


6 Replies to “LaNell King”

  1. I never met LaNell in person but through our many phone conversations, I feel like I got to know her very well. I know she loved her family dearly and missed her mother every minute of every day. I know she valued her friends and loved baseball, especially the Sod Poodles and Texas Rangers. I did not know that she was a basketball phenom and although I was unaware of her career with Sears, I was certainly not surprised that she was one of the best employees they ever had. We talked about the Rangers a lot and she always had a strong opinion. Sometimes I thought she knew more about the team than I did! I know she was enjoying the Ranger’s success this year and although she didn’t see the final pitch from her customary seat at home, I’m sure she was cheering from the upper deck.

  2. LaNell was a beautiful lady. I always enjoyed visiting with her. My thoughts and prayers are with the family . May your memories bring you great comfort during this time of loss.

  3. LaNell was a beautiful ray of sunshine in our neighborhood!! She got acquainted with Ron & I when she would honk and waive while we were in the yard. We too both worked for Sears. We had many laughs over sharing our stories!! We will miss you, Sweetheart!! Until we meet again… much Love!!!

  4. She was always up for our road-trips. I do remember Gladys telling Nell she would do the cooking, but I didn’t know why, Ha ha now I understand

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