Olen Ray McClendon

Olen Ray Mcclendon
Olen Ray McClendon

Olen Ray McClendon, 84, of Amarillo, TX passed away on February 25, 2022.

Memorial Services will be at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 12, 2022, at First Baptist Church, Childress, TX with Neil McClendon officiating.

Olen was born in Childress, TX on December 11, 1937, to Claude O’Neal McClendon and Merle Adeline Harris.

Olen enjoyed woodworking, computers, fishing, and telling the story of catching two of the same size bass within a month.

He worked as an M.P. in the US Army, where he was stationed in Germany and Panama Canal Zone. He then became a police officer for the Birmingham Police Department before joining the U.S. Marshall services where he retired in 1994.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Merle Adeline Dawson; sisters, Bennie Riley, AlliMerle Butts, and Claudine Moran; and brothers, Adrian McClendon and Leon McClendon.

Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Sue Petzold of Childress, TX; daughter Angie Therrell and husband Sim of Piperton, TN; daughter Tracy Steadwell and husband Mark of Calera, AL; and son Michael McClendon and wife Tammy of Amarillo, TX; Grandkids: Tiffany Wilkinson of Pell City, AL; Chassidy Key of Piperton, TN, Hollie Therrell of Nashville, TN; Preston McClendon of Woodward, OK; Micah McClendon of Amarillo, TX; and Kayli McClendon of Amarillo, TX; and Great grandkids: Wyatt Wilkinson, Leia Wilkinson, and Hunter Wilkinson of Pell City, AL; Cady Henry and Ronni McClendon of Woodward, OK.

In lieu of gifts, please donate to SPCA (where he got his best friend Cody).

Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.

5 Replies to “Olen Ray McClendon”

  1. I will miss Uncle Ray. He always called with a good joke, sent everyone in the family pictures of the reunion. He made me feel so welcome to the family. He loved visiting his brother and I enjoyed the stories they told.

  2. Oh my goodness, I so hate to hear this! I worked for years with Ray when he was with the Marshal’s Service and I worked for the U.S. District Clerk. He, Sharon and I shared the coffee pot that Ray always had going in his office. He was such a character that could be funny, grumpy, and amazingly sweet, all at the same time. We lost a good one when he retired and the closeness between our offices was never achieved again! Mike, please know that your dad was one-of-a-kind and he will be missed!

  3. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Frances Bradshaw Glenn Bradford and Kevin Bradford

  4. Mike, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. It seems like a long time ago we worked in the federal building bit I still have some great memories of your dad and watching you grow up and get married. Your dad was a very onery marshal but he was always on top of things. You and your family will be in my prayers. God bless. Sharon Sauls

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