Lonnie “Lon” Comer


Lonnie “Lon” Comer, 76, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on July 23, 2022.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M., Friday, August 5, 2022, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, with Dr. G. A. Roach officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Lon was born in Belen, New Mexico on July 14, 1946, to Mignon Womack and Lon Comer. During his junior year of high school, Lon chose to serve his country in the Navy. He ended up finishing his high school degree during his time in the Navy.

Lon was very patriotic and loved his country. He was proud to have served three terms in Navy during the Vietnam War. He loved his time in the Navy, his favorite place he was stationed in Scotland.

Lon loved to watch Western shows. His TV was always on the Western channel. He was a very generous man and would help anyone in need.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Darla Comer.

Survivors include his son, Marty Comer; daughter, Lisa Comer; stepdaughters, Kristi Ferris and Luke White, and Shana Gonzales and husband Marcus; stepson, Richard Scott Jones and wife Myong; sisters, Paula Crichlow and husband Ken, and Beverly Anderson and husband Charlie; best friend, Randy Hickman and wife Connie; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.


2 Replies to “Lonnie “Lon” Comer”

  1. I am so sorry to read of Lonnie’s passing. My sincere condolences to the family!
    I remember Lonnie as an honest and hardworking Sailor when we served aboard the USS Holland at Holy Loch, Scotland. At the time, Lonnie was an HT1 and was the Leading Petty Officer of the pipe shop. We all enjoyed working with him and he was a very strong leader.
    Why do I remember him some 45 years later? He made a difference to me when he filled out my performance appraisal and rated me a perfect 4.0. Let’s just say the division and department heads didn’t want anyone to be rated a 4.0 and tried to discourage it by returning the appraisal to Lonnie for revision and additional justification. Lonnie could see that they were going to try to wear him down to make him take the easy way out and just downgrade the rating. However, he wasn’t going to give an inch and so started a back and forth between Lonnie and leadership – revising and rewriting – until Lonnie prevailed. He wasn’t going to give in because he believed he was right.
    So please take this example and know that Lonnie made a difference for those he served with. I haven’t forgotten him and am so disappointed to know he has passed on. I hope your memories of Lonnie remain in your hearts and minds for years to come. I won’t forget him nor will I forget his perseverance and tenaciousness. With sympathy.

  2. Family our condolences. Patriot Guard Riders will be proud to “stand tall and silent” at Boxwell to honor this Veteran and you on Friday August 5, 2022.

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