Arthur Lee “Archie” Raney

Arthur Lee “Archie” Raney, 76, of Amarillo passed away March 14, 2024. He was born January 23, 1948, in Picher, Oklahoma to Willard John and Lorraine Raney.

Archie was born in Picher, Oklahoma and moved to Dumas, Texas as a child. He served in the Army from 1968 to 1970. Archie worked at Diamond Shamrock for 35 years until he retired in 2005. He met his wife Pat in Dumas and was married for 53 years. Archie loved to fish, work on old cars, and spend time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Lorraine Raney, of Oklahoma; brothers, Jackie and Johnny Raney of Oklahoma, and Bill Raney of Arizona, and a son Wade Raney of Dumas.

Archie’s survivors include his wife, Pat Raney of Amarillo; one son, Donny Raney and wife Angela of Amarillo; grandchildren, Brenton Daniels and wife Maddi of Panhandle, Texas, Nastayzia Freitas and husband Jacob of Farwell, Texas; Breanna Breech and husband Brandon of Abilene, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Miley Freitas, Mason Freitas, Jack Daniels, and Colton Breech. He is also survived by his sister, Wilma Youmans and husband Joe of Gunnison, Colorado, and a brother, Gary Raney and wife Kathy of Oklahoma.

10 Comments

  1. B B

    Remember going over and stealing all of grandpas smarties candy and he would laugh and try and hide them.

  2. Ali Allison

    I am sorry to hear this. Archie made me laugh all the time.
    I love y’all and forever remember the old days!
    Lots of love to Pat!

  3. Scott Raney

    It’s hard to say ‘good-bye’ to so many of my aunts and uncles lately. I am so pleased I was able to visit with Uncle Archie a couple of weeks ago. Thank you, Donny and Angela, for having us over. Archie and dad were more than brothers, they were best friends and I have a lot of cool memories from my childhood to that fact. If they have C2 Corvettes in heaven, they’re both probably racing right now! God Speed Archie, you’ll be missed.

  4. Tim Glass

    I remember going over to their house in Dumas with Donny ! Archie always had a project a pretty cool pickup or two and a great corvette! He was a great guy !

  5. Ronnie Tyra

    I worked with Archie at the refinery for about 25 years and always could depend on him if we needed work done after hours no matter what time day or night. He was a friend!

  6. Michael Barr

    At work Archie was very witty with a dry humor as he could get a poke in before you realized he had gotten the best of you. Archie always took care of his crew doing some of the dirtiest jobs.

  7. Bill Palmer

    Archie was a friend and my foreman on the job. If he liked you all was good. Rest in peace brother.

  8. William Carey

    Many years at Shamrock good and bad!🤔🤗😢🥺🙏🙏

  9. Terry Foreman

    Archie always did a great job for us in the Crude Unit and had a great wok ethic. Thanks Archie

  10. Kevin Alarcon

    He was my supervisor while I was in the M&C dept. Great guy to work for. Never will forget him. Rest in peace.

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