Roy H. Morley


Roy H. Morley
Roy H. Morley

Roy H. Morley, 74, of Amarillo, TX died at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 15, 2021, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Roy was born September 27, 1947, in Los Angeles, CA to Herbert and Frances Morley. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam being awarded several medals, the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Overseas Medal Bar, and Army Marksman Sharpshooter Badge M-14.
He married Arleen Cruz on November 20, 1983, in Amarillo, TX.
Roy worked as a foreman for Santa Fe Railroad and for many years as a jeweler. He retired as the shop supervisor/head jeweler at Barnes Jewelry.
He loved fishing, camping, and building and repairing computers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sheri YellowHawk; two brothers, Patrick Morley, and fraternal twin brother, Ralph Morley; grandson, Jeremy Ray; and great-grandson, Lavel YellowHawk.
Survivors include his wife of thirty-eight years, Arleen Morley of Amarillo, TX; daughters, Amy Eaton and husband Chris, and Jaime Tirado and husband Isai, all of Amarillo, TX; a sister, Cindy Marsh, of Manderson, SD; grandchildren, Addison, Adrian, Khloe, Damian, Brooklyn, Heather, Shalimar, and Jazmyne; three great-grandchildren; and two foreign exchange students who at one time shared their home, Eric Bernard, of Bonn, Germany, and Yuna Ozawa of Takasaki, Japan.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

13 Replies to “Roy H. Morley”

  1. Roy was a good husband, father to his daughter, stepfather to my daughters, and Papo to his grandchildren. He loved all of them so much, and enjoyed watching them grow and learn, and being part of their lives, as much as possible, even when that meant short rides on his wheelchair round the living room.

    He loved life, especially out here on our little piece of heaven. He was always outside working hard to keep the place looking good, or building something to surprise me with. I remember one Mother’s Day, I came home from work at the hospital tired as could be. He insisted I go out back with him. He had put together a 70 foot round pen for me to work with my horse! Wow! That was just one of the ways he showed me how much he loved me.

    Roy was active with me in the Camp Fire program, when Jaime was young. He would create colored wood shavings for the Art Program or make all the pieces to make insect “houses” for hundreds of kids at summer camp. He even surprised everyone at Safari themed camp one year by appearing as a Witch Doctor in full African regalia. No one could guess who it was!

    Fishing and camping was another of our family joys. I remember many trips to Quartz Mountain, New Mexico, or Colorado to tent camp and then RV camp as we got older. Most times, the whole family came or one of the grandkids came along. Roy taught Jaime, Addison, and Adrian how to fish. I recall the time he was sitting on a little fishing stool and a skunk walked right between his legs! Haha! He stopped fishing at that spot.

    Roy never met a stranger. He would talk to everyone he met and made friends everywhere he went. He was kind and sincere, happy and God-fearing.

    He definitely believed in salvation through Jesus Christ. I know Roy is there, in heaven, enjoying reunion with his family and friends and all the best dogs and cats and horses that went before him. And he’s probably up there fishing!

    All my love to you My Dear.
    Your wife,

  2. So sorry for your loss and that I didn’t know about crow’s passing until the new year. He was a good neighbor for my mom and myself. He will be missed. Loved you both very much. Karen Porter.

  3. Your in my prayers. So sorry I’m not there. We r in Hodgen Oklahoma as camp host our phones do not work well but I’ll call when I can. If you know of anything we can do will try our best to help u. Love u dear friend. I thought a lot of Roy he was a good friend.

  4. I am so sorry to hear this but I know he as Arlene said is flying high on eagles wings.
    He is enjoying the goodness of God , and all those who have gone before him..
    My dear friend for over 50 yrs. We will meet again. 💕🤗 Edie
    My prayers for comfort are with the ones who will miss him.

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