Leandro “Garry” McCaughtry

Leandro “Garry” McCaughtry, 69, of Amarillo, went to his Heavenly Home on May 22, 2024, just four days after his earthly birthday. He was born May 18, 1955, in Liberal Kansas, to Charles W. Woodring and Bertha M. Gonzales.

He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan who loved dancing and music. He had a big heart, loved to spend time with family, adored his wife and family, was a hero to his siblings, did anything for his kids and grandkids. Garry was protective of his family, he was a protector and provider, loving and caring father, and his grandbabies were his world.

He was a comical person with a great sense of humor and loved to play pranks. He was a creative artist, a wood carver. Garry loved cooking shows. He rode motorcycles and bicycles, and he was a major fighter even until his last breath both mentally and physically.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Margaret Carpenter and her husband, Chuck, Georgetta Gillespie, Darlene Lopez, and Marylynn Pendigraf; brothers, George McCaughtry, Jr. George McCaughtry, and Charles W. Woodring, Jr., and a daughter-in-law, Kimberly Ann Martinez.

Garry is survived by his wife, JoAnn D. McCaughtry; his sons, Gerald J. Martinez, Danny Lee McCaughtry, Garry McCaughtry, Jr. and wife, Lupe; his daughters, Raquel F. McCaughtry, and Heather D. McCaughtry; Godchildren, Iesha Woodring, and Richard Garcia; grandchildren, Abigaile L. McCaughtry, Gerald J. Martinez, Jr., Shania D. Martinez, Nathaniel J. McCaughtry and wife Bryleigh P. Campbell, Melanie Jones, Keimonie D. McCaughtry, Kailonei A. McCaughtry, Tyrus McCaughtry, Nevaeh N. McCaughtry, Avan McCaughtry, and Daniel McCaughtry. He is also survived by great-grandchildren, Zarian Mendoza, Zadrian Mendoza, Zadrielle Mendoza, and Zarious Mendoza, as well as his siblings, Suzann Sanchez and husband Bernardino, Charlotte Otero and husband, Saul, Raymond Woodring, and wife Mary, Luella Rodriquez, Ada Woodring, Luis Woodring, Marcelina Perez, and husband Gerardo, and Solida Williams, and husband Royal.

There will be a celebration gathering at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 1, 2024, at Lighthouse Funeral Home, 3707 Wolflin Ave., Amarillo, Texas.


  1. Kailonei

    I don’t know where to start My dear sweet grandpa I am going to miss you so much. This is so hard for me I think of you everyday 🥺. I’ll always cherish our memories we had and watching our videos make me laugh so much my grandpa was an amazing strong man! He always made sure his family was good no matter what!! I love and miss you so much grandpa. Your smile meant everything to me imma miss our late night talks staying up late with you to make sure that you were okay!! I called you all the time when I had the chance. One time I missed your call and listened to the voicemail I still have it imma get a build a bear and put your voice mail in it! No matter what your always watching over me grandpa I know I’ll have you everywhere with me no matter where I go I know you’ll always still protective me!! My grandpa always loved hanging out with family grandkids kids , husband , a father ,sibling. I remember when we had our late night conversation you told me to make you proud to chase my dreams and what I wanna become when I grow up. Grandpa you taught me so much In life. ❤️🫶 My sweet sweet bestfriend thank you for always being by my side you always checked up on me. Even when you notice I wasn’t okay we had our conversation. I will always cherish your late night talks memories. And I’ll always remember our handshake. I had did it before you took your last breath that was so hard on us all. Your are never forgotten grandpa and I’ll always remember you. I love you so so much grandpy 💙Rest in peace 🕊️🫶

  2. Sharon Pineda

    Garry was my cousin, I remember him since we were young and grew up as a close family, My Dad and Mom Baptized Garry which was his Uncle Johnny Romero and his Aunt Tillie Gonzales Romero.. RIL Primo Garry

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