Gayland Aplin

Gayland “Bert” Aplin, age 70, of Amarillo, Texas, passed away surrounded by wonderful friends and family, on August 28, 2023, in Amarillo.  

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday September 2, 2023, in the Lighthouse Funeral Home Chapel.  

Gayland was born November 15,1952 to Franklin and Camarine Aplin in Borger Texas. 

Bert was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also loved to scuba dive and go water skiing. Bert worked for IBEW Local 602, for over twenty years as a journeyman electrician. Bert was a God-fearing man and always put his trust in the Lord. He loved his family, friends and his brothers at the Union. 

Gayland was preceded in death by his mother Camarine Inez Aplin, his dad June Franklin Aplin, and his brothers William Aplin and Ray Aplin.  

Those left to cherish his memory are his brother Waymond Aplin and his wife, Barbara, his daughters Diane Edmonson and husband James, and Megan Jeter and husband Chad; his grandchildren Damien Jennings, Logan Edmonson, Cheyenne Edmonson, Cristian Jeter, Steven Aplin and, his special friends Sharon Juarez, and Lisa Davis Owens, the mother of his daughters, Diane and Megan.  

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that memorials be made to Don Harrington Cancer Center. 


  1. Gaylen Choate

    Gayland was a childhood friend in Dumas. We lived around the corner from each other. May God bless the entire Aplin family. I am sure he will be missed. I added his memorial on FindAGrave.Com

  2. Debbie Chandler

    Waymond, I am so sorry to hear about Gayland’s death. You have had a lot happen in your life. I will pray for you and your wife. I don’t know if Gayland was a Christian or not, but I know he is in a much better place now. God loves us all and will be with us in the end when we pass on. I truly believe this. May God be with you and your family during this time. Remember God is with you and your family at this time. I will keep you in my prayers.

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