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.