Eugene Manuel Velasquez

Eugene Manuel Velasquez, 73, of Amarillo, passed away on October 22, 2020.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at the American Legion Hall, located at 617 W. 7th Street.

Eugene was born November 5, 1946 in Amarillo to Manuel and Jane (Sanchez) Velasquez. He married Frances Ames in Amarillo. Together they raised three children, Michell, Calinda, and Eugene, Jr. Eugene proudly served his Country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He worked at Southwestern Public Service Company until his retirement in 1996.

He was preceded in death by his beloved Frances, and his parents.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Michell Velasquez and partner, David Rosas, Calinda Velasquez, and Eugene Velasquez, Jr. and wife Rebecca; grandchildren, Gabrielle Rosas, Rocco Velasquez, Jarod Velasquez, Elizabeth Velasquez, Xavier Velasquez, and Victor Velasquez. He is also survived by three brothers, Andy Velasquez and wife, Diana, Jesse Velasquez and wife, Patsy, and Milton Velasquez and wife, Connie, as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and bandmates.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Eugene’s memory to the American Legion, Hanson Post 54, Amarillo, TX.


  1. Andrew

    Gene was a true man of God , ive never seen him turn his back to anybody that needed help I’m so very thankful ,that I was able to get to know Gene , he loved telling Jokes ,He loves smiling and drinking Grape koolaid

  2. Andrew

    His wife he was currently married to Gayla A. Velasquez is apart of the family she’s has been there for Eugene for the past 15yrs plus it’s really not fair to not even mention her name in the obituary genes family should be there for Gayla ,God is Good , no human is perfect ,nor is any person on earth any better then the next ,it’s not who to blame for this , or who’s at faulT.We should all be sticking beside each other ,not trying to get over on one another u know I’m a friend of Eugene I have helped take care of Gene for about 2&1/2 yrs I’ve lived with Gene for 2&1/2 yrs & I have seen Colinda a lot but the other family memebers that think and talk so bad about Gayla I might have seen maybe once in the whole 2&1/2 yrs I’ve lived there ,come on y’all can we plz not battle each other,Gene would want all of us to help each other make it through

  3. Melva and Frank Ornelas

    Rest in Peace Gene.
    Our condolences to the family on the passing of Gene. Cherish the good memories. He was a good guy

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