Amarillo, TX – Raymond Edwin Fyfe, Jr., 88, affectionately known to all his friends and acquaintances as “Jack”, passed away to be with his Heavenly Father on September 30, 2022.
Jack truly cherished everything about Amarillo, especially the people. Born on May 27, 1934, Jack hit the ground running and as his many, many, friends know, he never slowed down. His days as both a participant and a coach in the Kids Inc. system were cherished memories to him. But his athletic career did not stop there. Jack Fyfe was a crowned champion within many sporting arenas, fields, and organizations. As an adult, Jack loved playing competitive sports, but he loved the development of friendships even more. Until the late 1980’s you would find the names of the tennis double team of Jack Fyfe and Jack Little in the tennis section headlines of the Globe News almost weekly. And in his latter days, you’d find him on the golf course with his dear friends consistently shooting a score that was lower than his age.
Jack graduated from Amarillo High School in 1952 and West Texas University in 1958. He worked in the sales department of Texaco for twenty-three years. Following his days in oil & gas, he joined a partner and developed seven of Amarillo’s Subway Sandwich shops. After selling the Amarillo stores, he chose to spend the final years of his career as owner to the Subway shop in Canyon.
Jack was a member of the Palo Duro chapter of AMBUCs for over six decades, alongside his father for many of the years. Hundreds of friends made, and hundreds of pancakes flipped, he loved his time with this non-profit organization.
Jack is preceded in death by his daughter, Kimann, parents, Jack and Dorothy Fyfe, Sr., wife, Barbara, and his grandson, Trafton Gates Esler.
Living relatives include his sister, Julie Pozos of Oklahoma City, previous wife, Sara Stevens Fyfe of Austin, daughter and son-in-law, Tonya and Scott Esler, son and daughter-in law, Trey and Cary Fyfe, all of Austin, and son and daughter-in-law, Taylor and Pam Fyfe, of Horseshoe Bay. Jack has four stepchildren through his marriage with the late Barbara Fyfe, Jon Mark and Robin Hinnant, Louessa and Brett Stroope of Amarillo, Pam and Jeff Snyder of Vail and Rick and Melissa Hinnant of Austin. Jack was also very close to his childhood friend’s widow, Judy Buckley, of San Antonio. Jack has 9 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He has eight step-grandchildren.
A service and reception for family and friends will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2525 Wimberly, Amarillo, TX 79109. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Memorials in Jack’s name can be made to the non-profit of your choice.
10 Replies to “Raymond Edwin “Jack” Fyfe, Jr.”
Jack you always had a smile on your face, no matter when or where I happen to see you. You will be greatly missed by all of us who knew you. You have probably already seen my Brother Don in Heaven. I know you two were good friends. Until we are all together in Heaven.
My friend from many years ago may you Rest In Peace! Nancy and I will keep you and your kids in our prayers. Our deepest condolences.
Well our two favorite guys are back together. Bob and Jackie became friends at Texaco. They both love sports. We will miss your dad. Love, the Bob Fletcher family.
I first met Jackie playing softball in Kids Inc. back in the 1940’s. I played for the 3700 Taylor Eagles and he played for the 3700 Taylor Bruins. We use to see him and his wife while eating lunch at Taco Bell on Georgia. He will certainly be missed by all.
Thoughts and prayers for Jack and his family. Always a great guy to be around years ago.
Our sympathy and friendship memories from our times together at church. May God’s comfort be yours in all ways and may you know the peace of Christ minute by minute.
Jack enjoyed breakfast with friends at several restaurants in Amarillo, including Youngbloods. He always shared smiles and stories. He still played golf and always had a “ two or three some”. The breakfast group will miss you.
Jack was always fun with the mall walkers. He was always there when it was someones birthday cause he knew there would be warm brownies. We will all miss his smile and laughter and hearing about his golf games. See you on the other side.
Jack always had the best smile anytime you saw him. He spread sunshine everywhere.
Our condolences, the Rogers family ,Canadian Texas.