Timothy Lynn Read, 58, of Amarillo, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019.
Services will be at 11:00 A.M., Monday, November 18, 2019 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. G. A. Roach officiating. Burial will be at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Old Barclay Cemetery in Blackhawk County, IA. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
He was born April 25, 1961 in Council Grove, KS to Donald and Sandra (Lindquist) Read. Tim grew up on a farm in the Wilsey area where he worked with his grandfather.
He began his work career with IBP in Emporia, KS. He later was transferred to IBP in Waterloo, IA. In 1996 he was promoted and relocated to Amarillo, TX. IBP merged with Tyson and Tim remained employed with them for the past 35 years. Tim and Glenda made their home in Amarillo and enjoyed traveling, spending time at the lake, renovating, landscaping and decorating properties, enjoyed the outdoors but mostly was a very proud father and loved his grandchildren with all his heart. He was known to them as Pappa Tim. Tim was an avid Texas Tech fan. He was also a very loving, compassionate, caring and devoted husband.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Shawn Read; a nephew, Stefan Bryce Read; and a brother-in-law, Charles Brown.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda Allen of Amarillo; three daughters, Ashley Rambo and husband Ryan of Center Point, IA; Tiffany Cardwell and husband Louie III of Amarillo; and Emily Allen of Cedar Rapids, IA; a brother, Donald Read and wife Mary of Winfield, KS; his grandchildren, Reece, Aiden, Austin, Reid, Four and Max; his two cats, Molly and Precious; a niece, McKenna; two nephews, Tyson and Donovan; his in-laws, Gary and Donna Brown; a sister-in-law, Barbara Rundle and her husband Richard; a brother-in-law, Frank Brown.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials to your favorite charity.