Donald Shantz

Donald Shantz, 77, passed away on November 4, 2020 in Amarillo.

Donald was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to William and Anna Shantz on August 6, 1943. He enjoyed, sports, spending time with his family and he never met a stranger. He was a Marine Corp Sargent for four years during which he served in Vietnam. He married his late wife Veda A. Binns on June 25, 1967. Donald married Lavone Shantz in April of 1999.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Veda A. Shantz, and Shirley Shantz

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Alicia Shantz, son Darren and his wife Lisa Shantz; his sister Elaine Oliver; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Cremation services have been entrusted to Lighthouse Funeral & Cremation Services.


  1. Monica&Angelo Cornejo & Family

    Donnie you will always be in our hearts. I love you forever.

    So sorry for your loss.
    Our love & prayers are with you!

  2. Nallely Ramirez

    Don, thank you for accepting me into your family and loving me and my kids! You were a wonderful great grandpa and they will forever have wonderful memories with you, as will I. Thank you for all the great advice and lots of laughs.

  3. Vickie Fitzgerald

    Sorry to hear about don. MOM and Don had a good life together

  4. Brittany Kuhnel

    Crazy how someone can be part of your life for almost 20 yrs and take so long to hear about them passing. Though him and I seemed to argue more than get along, we forced each other to look at things in ways we wouldn’t have before. Not that we would ever admit that while it was happening though. We all together as family had so many great memories. Even though you didn’t want the family traditions carried on in the black hills, and it was shown where your heart was or was not. we all in the end even threw the messed up blames, we are family no matter the games, but still never quite the same.. Even now that you are gone, you name shall live on. threw the moments lived and created into memories that we shall for ever pass on. From time to time we still all talk about Don, the one who lived to tell us tales of Vietnam and help tell what really went on. The one w enough strength to keep carrying on and at one time loved our families Mom. With that got stuck w all of us for so long we almost could of made our own crazy song about that family where some how no matter how differently crazy we all at one point or another belonged ( that fam whom were mostly almost always wrong from his point of view. Not till later you realize he just liked challenging all of you) in ways u will always be missed and I shall forever charish the Vietnam dollar that you had for so very long and w me decided to pass along. Despite mostly not getting along I was saddened to hear you are gone. R.i.P.

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