Richard Alvie Dupriest

Richard Alvie Dupriest
Richard Alvie Dupriest

Richard Alvie Dupriest died August 8, 2022, at the age of 81.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 11, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church, Amarillo, Texas with the Reverends, Dr. Howard Griffin and Dr. Murray Gossett officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Richard was born on Jan 29, 1941, in Amarillo, Texas to Carl and Mabel Dupriest.

He married Maris Lindley on June 7, 1960. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Seekers Sunday school class.

Richard was an entrepreneur in the automotive industry. He started Dupriest Datsun in 1964. He went on to open and operate multiple Auto Auctions around the country. He remained active in the automobile business until he retired in 2020. He cherished the lifelong friends he made in business.

Above all, he loved The Lord and his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert.

He is survived by his wife, Maris and their three children, Richard A. Dupriest Jr. and wife Terri of Portland, Texas, Cory Dupriest and wife Kelly of Amarillo and Darcy Rittenberry and husband David of Amarillo. Six grandchildren, Hillary James and husband Austin, Ryan Dupriest and wife Kaitlyn, Chandler Dupriest, Meg Dupriest, Parker Rittenberry and wife Laura, Blake Rittenberry and wife Reagan. Great-grandson, Jax Rittenberry. Brother, Tom Dupriest and wife Jessica, sister-in-law Linda Lindley, three nephews and one niece.

11 Replies to “Richard Alvie Dupriest”

  1. Maris and family:
    I just read about Richard in the August issue of Sandie Spirit.
    So very sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family at this very difficult time.

    Blessings and love,

    Rita Lawhon Fritsch-West

  2. It’s been a number of years since I ran into Richard when I was visiting Amarillo and went to my old church with my sister. I remember Richard with a smile on my face. He was kind and I know Maris, he will be missed by many. Lots of prayers for you and yours.
    Susan Allen Pando

  3. I first met Richard in 1971, he lived two doors down from my x in-laws. The Belcheff’s were good friends. He told me as soon as I graduated AC Vocational school, he give me a job. I worked as a line machanic until he bought Cycle World. He asked me if I would run the shop. He was one of the best bosses I have ever had. You will be missed Richard. Rest In Peace, prayers for the Family & Friends🙏🙏.

  4. Well Richard hired me the night I graduated AC Vocational school. I worked for him over 10 years. He was one of the best bosses I have ever had. He always treated me like family and always gave me great advice when I asked. You couldn’t ask for a better family man or friend than he was. From the very first day at work he always called me “The Kid”. You will be missed Richard but we will see you again my friend. Rest In Peace 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️

  5. Maris,Ricky,CoreyDarcy,you guys were my family the years I worked for Richard. He was very good to me, the best boss I ever had. I grieve with you all and ask God to wrap his loving arms around you during this sad time. I love you all

  6. I am praying for comfort & peace for this family.
    Richard was a great guy and he will be missed by many.

  7. Richard was such a great person and paved the way for so many in the auto industry. My love to you, Maris.

  8. Never ever was Mr. Dupriest anything but kind and supportive of me. I will miss him dearly. May God bless and give comfort and strength to his wonderful family.

    You were loved by many, Richard Dupriest…including me.

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