Jeffrey Glenn Baptiste

It is with profound sadness, that we announce the passing of Jeff “JB” Baptiste, of Amarillo, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. He was 58 years old.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Lighthouse Funeral Home, located at 4207 SW 21st Ave. in Amarillo. Arrangements are under the persona care of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Jeff was born September 5, 1962 in Port Jervis, New York to John A. and Megan Baptiste. Jeff grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He moved to Texas in 1982. Jeff graduated West Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. His zest for life brought joy to all who came in contact with him. He loved all things military and Texas including Texas country music. Jeff worked hard his whole life, had a giving heart, and always put others first.

Jeff is survived by his father John (Tony) Baptiste, and wife, Marsha “Mom”; daughter, Michelle; sisters, Danielle and Kristi; brother, Kurt; one granddaughter, Addison, and best friend and soulmate, Lindsey Farmer.

The family suggests memorials to be made to BSA Hospice of the Southwest, 5211 SW 9th Ave, Suite 100, Amarillo, Texas, 79106.

“Death is just a journey to a better life.”

To view the service live please click the link below 15 minutes before the service.
Live Service

13 Comments

  1. John A. Baptiste

    I remember when Jeff was about 7, and had his broken leg in a cast. I had turned out our horses after feeding and his mom was loading his sister, Danni in the car. We couldn’t find Jeff. I yelled his name and I hear “HI Dad” from above ground level. I looked up a pine tree and there he was 15 feet up! I got him down safely and told him that was a no no. Well the next time a few days later we caught him trying to climb the tree again. I lost a son this month but I also lost my best friend.

  2. Connie Gray

    Your witty humor and infectious smile will always be cherished in our hearts and you will be missed greatly. My condolences to the family and to Lindsie and everyone who’s life has been touched by this beautiful man. Rest well with the angels my friend.

  3. Colleen

    I miss you so much (especially your sense of humor). I know you’re riding my Jack with your Uncle Bob. Love you cousin.

  4. Mike Amos

    So sorry for your loss, Tony. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers

  5. Dawn Renteria

    Jeff was our neighbor. Every time we would have a cookout, Jeff and Marley would come over. Birthdays and Christmas we would always exchange gifts. Jeff was a good man. He always looked out for his neighbors when they were gone and we would do the same for him. Jeff was more than a fried or neighbor, he was family. He had a great sense of humor and always had a smile on his face. He will be truly missed.

  6. Susan Messer

    My condolences to his family and loved ones.

  7. Jamie Renteria

    I’ve had the PLEASURE to be neighbors with Jeff for almost five years. At first it was a friendship. Then it shortly became brotherhood. We treated each other like family. Cookouts, Thanksgiving, Christmas or whatever. RIP My brother. You surely are loved and will greatly be missed.

  8. Stewart Hankey

    JB was a good friend of mine in high school. I wrote a note to our school saying he was sick so we could ditch class. The only problem was I some how spelled his father’s name wrong!

  9. Laura Bartolucci

    I went to Junior high and high school with JB. I have fond memories of him being part of our gang. He used to make this funny face for us whenever we’d ask him where he would pull out his ears and stick out his tongue and cross his eyes. And it would make us laugh every time. He was always fun to be around. My heart is with Lindsay and the rest of his family as they celebrate his life. He certainly left way too soon.

  10. Mike Silsby

    I went to school with JB and he was a good friend.
    During our time at Taft middle school he was a good person to know.
    Funny he was with his humor and laughing in spite of rough conditions.
    His love for the cowboy way and his admiration of his father Tony I will never forget.

    Rest in Peace JB.
    You will be missed

  11. Jill Doege-Schmidt

    I was fortunate enough to be part a of small group of friends growing up in the north valley of Alb. We all lost touch over the years~ I am saddened to hear of JB’s passing. Condolences to your family and friends JB. God Speed

  12. Renee Keeling

    God Bless you, JB.
    Fly with the Angels, my friend!
    Sending you a prayer and much love,

    Renee Rodarte-Keeling

  13. Susan fenberg

    How Marty && I adored & admired you…and always laughed with you! What an amazing person & friend. Enjoyed touching base again at Coulter rd nursery. You forever lifted our spirits! Thank you dear friend.
    “Go rest high on that mountain!”
    Love & peace, Susan & Marty

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