Richard Allen Ornelas


Richard Allen Ornelas
Richard Allen Ornelas

Richard Allen Ornelas, 63, of Amarillo, TX passed away on December 12, 2021.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 18, 2021, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. G. A. Roach officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Richard was born in Santa Barbara, CA on October 5, 1958, to Lillian and Rosendo Ornelas.

When Richard was a small child the family moved to Amarillo, Texas and it was here where Richard lived until his death. Richard was our family’s biggest supporter. Richard was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rosendo Ornelas; his mother, Lillian Estrada; his brothers, Russell V Ornelas, Raymond P Ornelas; and his sister, Rachel M Briones.

Survivors include his daughter, Ashley F. Griffin of Amarillo, Texas; his son, Isaiah G. Conway of Amarillo, Texas; his two granddaughters, Bentleigh Griffin and Remadeigh Griffin, both of Amarillo, Texas; his oldest brother, Michael D. Ornelas of Amarillo, Texas; his baby sister, Jennifer L. Soto of Vail, Arizona; one of his dearest friends and mother to his son, Sara A. Conway of Amarillo, Texas; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends throughout the States.

Rest in Peace.

8 Replies to “Richard Allen Ornelas”

  1. Richard, it’s been a long time since u were in my life. I remember my childhood with u in it. You were my step father for about 10 years. You were always good to us and I will always remember that. Sorry I didn’t know u in my adult years but God puts people into our lives for a reason. Rest easy I will forever cherish the memories of my childhood 🤍 with u in it.

  2. My brother was a true brother, look up the definition and you will see his name. He watched over us when we were little and continued into our adult life. Thank you Richard for being you.

    Love Me!

  3. Rest In Peace Richard aka Big rich, He was a great father , great teacher, and overall great man we love you, and we miss you fly high and until we meet again -Joshie

    1. God rest your soul daddy! You were a great father, wonderful encourager, an amazing teacher, a man who never gave up despite life’s inconsistencies, but above all you were my daddy. I’m so blessed for the time we had together.

      Until we reunite, I’ll keep making you proud. I love you. 🤍

  4. My condolences to Jennifer & Michael. Richard was a gentle giant with huge heart. He is no longer in pain and his soul is with our Lord. Rest in peace primo.

  5. He was the best man I’ve ever known and I’m sure ever will. I love you , Richard. ❤️ Can’t wait til I see you again

  6. Our condolences to the family on the passing of Richard.
    He was an upstanding man.
    He will be missed.
    May you find comfort in the memories.

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