Lance Everette Hadley

Dr. Lance Everette Hadley, 46, departed this life on Saturday, December 26, 2020.

Lance was born on July 31, 1974 in Pampa, Texas to his parents Larry and Joyce Hadley. He graduated from Pampa High School and completed his BSN and MSN degrees at West Texas A & M University. He continued his education and received his DNP through Walden University. He was an associate professor in the nursing department at West Texas A&M University. If you were blessed to meet Lance, you had a friend for life. He received complete joy from others successes in life. He will be forever missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Howard and both his maternal and paternal grandparents, uncle Fred Betchan, Jr.

He is survived by his spouse Ezra Hadley of the home, his parents Larry and Joyce Hadley of Pampa. TX.; brother Rick Howard of Borger, TX.; sister Chloe Dawn Howard of Pampa, TX.; aunts and uncles Helen and Eddie Barnett of Pampa, TX., Ronald Renel Hadley of Amarillo, TX., Donald and Bernita Hadley of Thorton, CO, Deb Taylor of Stillwater, OK., Levi and Lori Bailey of Horseshoe Bay, TX., Charlene and Larry Williams of Keenesburg, CO., Becky and Richard Campbell of Lake Worth, TX., Neva and Scott Stedge of Conanche, TX., and a host of cousins, nephews and nieces.

A Celebration of Life will be hold on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Hillside Christian Church, Northwest Campus, at 2pm with Pastor Jerry Lane officiating. Cremation services have been entrusted to Lighthouse Funeral & Cremation Services of Amarillo.

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  1. Raylene Hulsey

    Ohh Lance, you truly where a unique individual!! Your love for all will forever remain. Rest in peace my friend, you’ll never be forgotten
    Prayers to my cousin Ezra may you be able to find peace through him.

  2. Mary Lou and Jerry Lane

    Always enjoyed having Lance and friends in our home to watch movies and play games as teenagers. A great person!

  3. Cathy Land

    Ezra, Joyce and family. Sorry for your loss and pray the Lord gives you comfort during this difficult time. Had the privilege of first meeting Lance at PRMC. He excelled in his Healthcare positions and was excited he got his Doctorate. Great loss to the Nursing Program at WT.

  4. Aaron & Ashleigh Hayden Dale & Marie Burns

    Our prayers are with yall. We will be thinking of yall during this healing process.

  5. Debbie Stewart

    Lance was my friend, coworker,best man at my wedding. He always made me smile even during the most serious situations. He taught me about adversity and “Shining through the Storm”. I think of him often and at times WWLD (what would Lance do). He will be missed.

  6. Heidi Phetteplace Baugh

    Lance and I called the same lady Grandma. Martha made sure we all knew What the others were doing. His brother was high school buddies with my brother. We are like family. We will miss him.

  7. Emilio Alonzo

    There was a time when Lance and Ezra had came to Idaho Falls, ID to visit Bc(My step dad), Ezra brother. During the time of there visit it was almost new years so very cold out side. Bc was the the kind of guy that liked to give people a hard time. Well Lance had noticed that Bc truck was plugged into an extension cord. Bc went onto tell Lance that he had to keep it plugged in to make sure it would start in the morning. Lance being from the south didn’t know that it was just for an engine block heater. Lance was very worried at this point that there Tahoe wasn’t ever going to start and that they were going to be stuck in Idaho Falls. Ezra being the loving man that he is had to calm Lance and reassure him that Bc was just giving him a hard time and that there Tahoe will be just fine in the morning to be able to head out to Twin Falls to see Ezra other brother Ac. I was blessed to have Lance and Ezra come into my life. I wish I would have been able to spend more time with them then I was able to. For the time that I did get to spend with then Lance was always so happy and loving and accepted anyone into his life. You will be missed but never forgotten.

  8. Susan Elkins

    Thoughts and prayers for this family. Lance was an awesome nurse and I had the pleasure of working with him at BSA. He was always helpful and cheerful.

  9. Jean A Stuntz

    Lance was one of those people you are always happy to see. He brought joy with him, made you feel better just by being in his presence. Our paths did not cross nearly often enough. My condolences to his family and friends.

  10. Edric

    U will be missed my dear friend…

  11. Rex and Carolyn Rucker

    Our hearts are broken with the news of Lance’s passing. So many great memories made with Lance over the years. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time of loss.

  12. MohNay Padilla

    He was one of the most wonderful human beings I have ever met. He was so caring and compassionate to everyone he met, and he will be deeply missed. He was such an inspiration and helped inspire me to be a nurse. My deepest condolences to his family ❤

  13. Laurel Baker

    Lance and I went to Nursing School together and I always looked up to him and enjoyed hanging out. I was so happy when he and Ezra became life partners. Ezra is my Husband’s uncle, and our entire family is heart broken for him. Many blessings to this amazing man.

  14. Kris & Terry Gamblin

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Joyce and Larry. We always enjoyed being around Lance! What a delightful young boy and man. I know you are proud of his accomplishments. May peace be with you now and forever. Love & prayers, Kris and Terry Gamblin

  15. Brandie Coberley

    Oh sweet friend. You will be missed by many. So many memories of you and I together. Now you can rest.

  16. Ann Cook

    To all of the family of Lance, I am deeply sorry for your loss, he was a very warm and caring and compassionate young man, I am blessed to have known and to have been around him for many years. He will be missed, my thoughts are with you, God bless you all. Love, Ann Cook

  17. Jennifer Moore

    Lance was one of my best friends and like a brother to me. He helped, supported, reassured, and protected me when I first started teaching at WTAMU. We became fast friends and fought like siblings. I will cherish him forever. Love you, Lancer. Rest easy.

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