Richard Connally, Jr.

Richard Connally Jr. “Papaw” 78 of Amarillo Texas, passed away peacefully at his home October 2, 2023, with his loving wife of 32 years, Melba at his side. He was born on February 9, 1945, to Richard and Wilma Connally, Sr.

He spent his life in the lumber business, and later drove a semi for Affiliated Foods. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Erlene Adams; his brother George Connally; and his grandsons Loren Saunders, and Seth Connally.

He is survived by his wife Melba; his brother Butch Connally and wife Betty; a son Richard “Richie” Connally and wife Sharlotta; a daughter Amy Connally; a son Allen Connally and wife Charity; a daughter Renetta Kennedy and husband Shawn; a son James (Jim) Brice; 11 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren that he loved very much.

His Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 9, 2023, at Las Tiendas Courtyard, 6666 Amarillo Blvd West., Amarillo.


  1. Maria Aguilar

    Our condolences to Mel and family keeping you all in our prayers 🙏 ❤️

  2. Charley and Diane Adams

    We are so sorry to hear about Richard!! Our thought and prayers are with you and your family! Hugs!


    He was a very good friend we had a lot of fun at all. Had lots of long talks

  4. Eddie and Libby Connally

    We are so very sorry to hear of Richard’s death, and we are very sorry that we cannot attend the memorial service. Cousins are special and I will miss speaking to him

  5. Anita Lamberson

    I am so sorry for your loss Mel, he was an amazing man. Prayers for you and your family.

  6. Jim Neeley

    Mrs. Connally,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember how thoughtful & courteous you & Mr. Connally were to me. My prayers are for your peace.

  7. Jo Anne Short (Palisades)

    So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. Prayers for Amy, Allen and the rest of the Connally family

  8. Tonya Fields

    I’m so sorry to hear about Richard. Please give me a call if you still have my phone number. I would love to touch base with you. He was a precious man!
    Miss you,

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