Obituary for Juan Flores Garcia Jr.

Juan Flores Garcia Jr

Juan Flores Garcia Jr., age 59, of Amarillo passed away on Sunday August 26, 2018.

A celebration of his life will be at 11:00 am Friday, August 31 at Power Church, 1344 SE 10th Ave with Manny De Los Santos and Jessie Lucero, Pastors officiating. Interment will follow in Dreamland Cemetery of Canyon under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.
Juan was born on December 13, 1958 in Brownfield to Juan Garcia Sr. and Juanita Flores. He attended school in Tulia and later resided in Amarillo where he worked for Fillmore Cleaners for several years.
Juan enjoyed listening to Spanish music, and having a good time. His sense of humor and selflessness were some of the many things most cherished by his family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Cerbantez; children, Ruben Garcia and wife Priscilla, Victoria Barrera and husband Pilar, Maria Juanita Garcia and husband Juan, Armando Garcia, and Rosalynda Garcia; Siblings, Alicia Diaz, Poncho Garcia, Jesus Garcia and wife Carmen, Lupe Lucero and husband Jessie, Maria Lucero and husband Bennie, Jose Angel Garcia, and Florence Diaz and husband James; 16 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00pm Wednesday, August 29, and 6:00-9:00pm Thursday, August 30 at CP Event Center, 310 S. Ross.

Obituary for Lynne Jean Davila

Lynne Jean Davila, Fort Worth Texas

Lynne Jean Davila, 68, of Fort Worth, Texas passed away, Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

Lynne was born, Lynne Jean Hobbs in Ely Cardiff, South Wales, May 18, 1950 to Charles and Iris Hobbs.

She is survived by her son, Daniel Henry and his wife, April Henry of Fort Worth, Texas, and her Grandchildren, Dillon Henry and Madison Henry of Burleson, Texas. Her Mother Iris Hobbs of Ely Cardiff, South Wales, brother John Hobbs of Ely Cardiff, South Wales, sister, Pat Marchant of Torrevieja, Spain. Brother, Michael Hobbs of Ely Cardiff, South Wales, sister, Marie Hobbs of Ely Cardiff, South Wales and sister, Angela Walters along with her children Marcus Walters and Chelsea Walters of Ely Cardiff, South Wales. She also has many nieces, nephews, cousins and family within the United Kingdom, England, Texas and Indiana.

She is preceded in death by her Father, Charles Hobbs and Brothers, Norman Hobbs and Phillip Hobbs.

Obituary for Jacquelyn Renee Hernandez

Jacquelyn Renee Hernandez of Lubbock, TX

Funeral services for Jacquelyn Renee Hernandez of Lubbock will be at 11:00am on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the Greater St. James Baptist Church, 117 N. Mulberry Ave in Lubbock. Interment will immediately follow in the Englewood Cemetery in Slaton, Tx. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6pm-8pm at Greater St. James Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services of Lubbock.

Jacquelyn was born on August 29, 2000 in Waco, Tx. to Adam Hernandez and Yvette Diaz Hernandez. She grew up in Lubbock where she attended Parkway and Wheatley elementary, Mackenzie Jr. High and went on to Coronado High School. While at Coronado she enjoyed pottery class and participated on the year book committee. She graduated this May with her fellow Mustangs Class of 2018.

Jacquelyn was a humble soul. She was kind and loving. She found joy in laughing with friends and family. She always had a good joke to tell. Things she enjoyed were going on family trips to the beach, taking pictures, and of course eating. All who knew Jac can agree that she sure loved a good snack. She was loved by many of her co-workers, who will tell you that she’s more than just a co-worker, she’s family. Her favorite colors were pink and purple, and she also loved her kitties.

Jacquelyn was such a beautiful spirit, who had the heart of a giant and she loved hard. She loved her family more than anything in the world and she loved her boyfriend Perry Wright very, very much. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel, and she will be missed by more loved ones here on earth than she could possibly imagine.

She is preceded in death by her great grandmother; Maria Hernandez and her grandfather; Gill Diaz Jr.

Those left behind include her mother; Yvette Hernandez, father; Adam Hernandez stepfather; Clifton Harris; sisters, Harmony Nicole Hernandez and Mareah Joelle Hernandez; 4 grandmothers; 3 grandfathers; 8 aunts; 8 uncles; and numerous extended family and friends.


The Broken Chain

We little knew that day,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death, we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And although we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

Obituary for Christopher Edward “Chris” Taylor

Chris Taylor Amarillo, TX

Christopher Edward “Chris” Taylor, 45 of Amarillo, returned to his heavenly home on August 11, 2018 after a valiant battle with a lifelong illness. His family will rest, knowing that God supported Chris in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.

Chris was born to Charles and Edie Taylor on June 17, 1973 in Amarillo. Chris had a lifelong passion for fishing and vintage hot rods which began at a very young age. A passion that he shared with his children Christopher and Kayla as well. The children remember their dad for his love of restoring and racing his 66 Bel Air, going camping in Colorado, and drinking cherry icee’s.

Left to cherish his memory is his son Chris Taylor and wife McKenna, daughter Kayla Taylor, brothers, Bill Shepard and wife Tracy, Robert Shepard and wife Toni, and Brian Shepard and wife Laura.

He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Edie Taylor and a brother Jeffery Taylor.

Chris will be dearly missed by his family and all those who love him and celebrate the fact that he is at peace with his creator.

Obituary for Sammy DeLeon

Sammy DeLeon, Amarillo, TX

Sammy DeLeon passed away Friday August 10th, 2018.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am Friday, August 17 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with Father José Gomez as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Sammy was born on June 17, 1973 to Carmen and Linda Deleon. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by Father Carmen, brother Jesse Deleon, uncles Richard Rodriguez and Robert Rodriguez and nephew Anthony Deleon.

He is survived by fiancé, Patricia Mejia DeLeon; mother Linda DeLeon; daughter, Roxanne and husband Reuben Guitron; sons, Michael and Marcus DeLeon; grand children, Jeremiah, Roman, Roland and Ruben Guitron Jr.; brothers, Tony Deleon, Freddie and wife Martha DeLeon, sister, Norma Chavez and husband Jeremy and special friends, Michael and Johnny Terry.

Obituary for Damian Michael Jay

Damian Michael Jay Mansfield, TX

Damian Michael Jay, 35 years old, passed away Wednesday August 8, 2018 in Arlington, TX.

A service will be held in his honor Tuesday, August 14 at 2:00pm at the American Legion 624, 2951 FM 917 Mansfield, TX. under the direction of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Damian was born in Wheatridge, CO on September 24, 1982. He and his family moved to Arlington, TX in 2011.

Damian is survived by wife Amber Jay, and two wonderful children, his son Kayden Lee and his daughter Kali Marie, mother Pamela Thompson, father Patrick Thompson, sister Danielle Jay-Schofield, nephew Landon Schofield, mother & father in-law Tammy and Joseph Leonard, mother & father in-law Maricel and Tommy Beals, sister & brother in-law Amanda and Jeremy Roberson, nephews Brody and Brantley Roberson, aunts Vicky Peters and Mindy Kent, uncles David Maghan and Greg Peters, cousins Brock, Adam, and Eric Peters, Jeremy and Christopher Salankey, Drake and Mason Laurie, Alana McDonald, Amanda Maghan and Mackenzie Kent.

Damian was an EMT for American Medical Response (AMR) for the past 6 years. Damian was also a volunteer firefighter in both Texas and Colorado. Damian had a heart of gold and loved to help others. He was very outgoing and loved making everyone laugh.

Obituary for Eva Pearl (Halford) Fisher

Eva Pearl (Halford) Fisher, Amarillo, TX

Ms. Eva Pearl (Halford) Fisher, born on September 5, 1934 in Plainview,Texas, to the late Eva Halford and the late John Halford, passed away at age 83 on August 10, 2018.

Eva was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Halford and Grandson Timothy. She is survived by her sons, Harold Fisher and Mike Fisher; and daughter, Patricia Hale all of Amarillo and daughter Sheila Dawson of Fritch.

She is also survived by 8 Grandchildren, Nathan, Monica, Tianna, Randy, Brian, Cassie, Jaden, James; 15 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren.

Friends and family can pay their respects at the memorial service, officiated by Dick Marcear, on Monday, August 13 at 10:00 a.m. at The Colonies Church of Christ, 4500 Wesley Rd, Amarillo.

The family will be at 6922 Thunder Rd. on Sunday August 12, 2018 from   6:00-9:00pm.

Obituary for Billy V. Maples

Billy V. Maples Amarillo, TX

Billy V. Maples, born September 10, 1928, passed away on August 3, 2018.  He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Pat Keetch-Maples.

They had 3 daughters, Trudy Best (Larry) of Albuquerque, Judy Maples of Amarillo and Robin Maples of St. Paul. There were 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  

Mr. Maples worked on the railroad as a young man.  He went on to be self employed, trading cars and diamonds, running cattle ranches and drilling for crude oil.  He lived life on his own terms.

Per Mr. Maples’ wishes, no funeral services are to be held.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Obituary for Billie Jacqueline Simmons Holycross

Billie Jacqueline Simmons Holycross Amarillo, TX

Billie J. “Jackie” Simmons Holycross was born December 17, 1924 in Amarillo, Texas to W.T. “Bill” Simmons and Lillian Faye Nollner Simmons.

The middle child of 3, growing up, she lived all over the Panhandle of Texas from Pampa to Dalhart, Canyon, and River Road, finally graduating from White Deer High School. After high school she moved to Amarillo where she met a soldier stationed at the Airbase named Charles Holycross. They married during World War 2 on July 18, 1944.

After the war, she and Charles moved to Ohio where they lived for many years farming in Logan County. They moved back to Texas in 1965 and Jackie went to work at the American Quarter Horse Association. She retired from there in 1990 after 25 years of service in the Registration Department.

A member of the Baptist Community since high school, she was also a member of Altrusa Club of Amarillo where she served as secretary for 2 years. She was very active with genealogy and did crochet, knitting, sewing, and quilting for her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed oil painting, reading, and traveling.

Jackie passed from this earth on August 6, 2018 at her home in Amarillo. A memorial will be held Saturday, August 11, 2018 at The Loft Church, Coronado Shopping Center, 2632 SW 34th Ave. at 1:00 PM.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynne Bridges of Amarillo, her son, Charles, Jr., 4 grandchildren, Lana Chandler-Eckiss, Lonnie Bridges, and Loren “Bubba” Bridges, wife Trinity, of Amarillo and Gloria Jean Holycross-Mongold of Springfield, Ohio. 1 nephew, Rick Simmons of Phoenix, Arizona,1 niece, Dulcy Carden of Amarillo, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, 15 Great-grandchildren, GK,  Lawrance, Cameron, Coleman, Josh,  Cody, Jeffery, Daymon, Justin, William, Treveal, Hailey, Jacilynne, Tejay, and Lillyann. 5 Great-great Grandchildren, Leon, Grayson, Maddox, Haylen, and Everleigh.

The family wishes to express a Special Thanks to Clarissa of Hospice of the Southwest,  Nurses, Staff, and Aids for their loving care of Billie for the past 2 years.

Obituary for Bruce Champlin Sr.

Bruce Champlin

Bruce Champlin Sr, age 68, of Amarillo passed away on July 21, 2018.

The family will receive friends from 6:00—8:00 pm Wednesday, August 1 at Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services, 4207 SW 21st Ave.

A celebration of his life will be at 2:00 pm Friday, August 3 at City Church, 205 S Polk St. Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services of Amarillo.

Bruce was born on April 2, 1950 in East Stroudsburg, PA to Harold Champlin and Marjorie Jumper. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Tanner; 6 children, Bobbie Jo Colyer, Bruce Champlin Jr., Justin VanBuskirk and wife Penny, Bobbi-Jo Tanner, Shaun Tanner, and Jason Champlin and wife Crystal; 22 grandchildren, Jason, Jasmine, Mikeal, Faith, Azriah, Charly, Krista, Monica, Justin Coller, Tammy, Morgan, Justin Jr., Erica, Freeman Jr., Elexis, Darius, Ember, Jackson, Shaylyse, Hayley, Jason Jr., and Jayce; and 5 great grandchildren, Chloe, Cailey, Sage, Sky’leigh, and Abbigale.