James Earl Roybal Jr. passed away peacefully in his home in Amarillo, Texas on Monday, October 16, 2023. He was born on July 7, 1968.
James was a very hard worker, mechanic, and jack of all trades. There was nothing that he couldn’t do. James never met anyone that did not like him. He always had a smile on his face and could joke around with everyone. He loved his family. He loved everybody and everybody loved him.
He is preceded in death by his father James Earl Roybal, Sr.
He is survived by his mother Juanita Roybal; his daughter Desaree Fuentes and husband David; two grandkids David James and Lorelai Fuentes; his girlfriend Debra Lamberson; two brothers Tommy Roybal and wife Faith, and Steve Roybal and wife Carol; his sister Linda Roybal; nieces Sonya, Chelsey, Marisol Roybal, Annie and Bella; nephews Matthew, and Steve Roybal, Jr., and Ryan and Issac, all from Ennis, Texas, and then numerous very special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
David Gill Groves “Dave” was born July 15, 1947, to Willice Edgar Groves and Mable Arvilla Groves in Washington D.C. A long-time resident of both Simi Valley, California and Amarillo, Texas;
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Amarillo, Texas, 2101 N. Coulter Road, Amarillo, Texas. The interment will be held on September 15th, 2023 at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, TX
A visitation will be held the day before, Friday, September 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the LDS Church as well. Services are under the direction of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Service.
Dave pursued an education in electrical engineering before working in Information Technologies most of his life while dabbling in accounting, finance, and human resources. Dave loved more than information technologies, as he enjoyed being the first to have new cars, TVs, sound systems, and media. He also loved listening to music, playing piano, and watching movies.
Dave was a social butterfly and often the life of the party. Jokes, goofy faces, light-hearted humor, and the occasional Donald Duck impersonation solidified his friendships. Dave was kind and polite, a good listener, a shoulder to cry on, a source of inspiration, and a strong leader. As an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he found opportunities to serve his neighbors in a variety of capacities including counseling, teaching, and even helping people move.
Dave passed away on August 27, 2023, after beating multiple myeloma, but succumbing to the complications of 3 long years of treatments. He passed peacefully surrounded by family.
He is survived by his wife Carol, his children Robert, Jason, and Matthew with their respective wives Lea Ann, Morgan, and Sarah, his brother Dick, and sisters Jeannine and Kathy. He has 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He also has a long list of people who looked up to him like a father, a history of pets, and an allergy to cats.
Please consider making a donation in his name to the following charities in lieu of flowers or other donations for family.
American Cancer Society:
Hope Lodge (A “Home Away From Home” for patients being treated and their caregivers. This link is for the specific place Dave stayed, but they have a variety of locations):
Live Stream Service
Please click the link 15 minutes before the service starts for live streaming.
Elenita “Ninie” Sebastiani went to her heavenly home Sunday, August 13, 2023. She was born and raised in Taytay, Rizal Philippines on August 18th, 1964 to Zosimo & Aquilina Flores.
She leaves behind her husband Joe of 34 years, her three children, Philip Joseph (PJ), Marjorielen & Jonella. Her four grandchildren, Mateo, Ellarose, Zairell, and Micah. Her siblings, Yna and Bodjie.
Ninie was passionate about traveling, fashion, all things food related, and her family. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, making videos to share with her friends, and posting funny jokes and photos of her life.
Ninie suffered from chronic kidney disease which lead her to dialysis. In late July, Ninie had a heart attack. She was on the road to recovery when she fell out of her hospital bed and hit her head. We are devastated by her loss as she was the primary caretaker of her husband Joe, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.
Ninie’s memorial will be held at Lighthouse Funeral Home in Amarillo, Texas on Wednesday, August 16th, 2023 at 4:00 pm CST.
A viewing will be held 2 hours prior to the memorial service. We will be streaming the service for all our long-distance friends and family. More information to come.
With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Willis James Rockymore, also known as Willie J Anderson, who left us on August 11, 2023. Born on May 27, 1945, in Lubbock, TX, Willis was a charismatic, funny, resilient, and spirited individual, whose life was a testament to the strength of his character. Known affectionately as Rocky, Lavoris, James, and Rock by his loved ones, Willis left a lasting impact on everyone he met.
In his professional life, Willis was a seasoned salesman, excelling in his field with determination and wit. He was known for his resilience, always bouncing back no matter the obstacles that life threw at him. He was a retired serviceman, earning the SharpShooter Award and a Medal of Service from the United States Army, reflecting his exceptional skills and dedication. Despite his many accomplishments, Willis remained down-to-earth and approachable, always ready to share a laugh or a word of wisdom.
Beyond his professional achievements, Willis was a man of many hobbies. He was an avid music lover, a poetic soul who found solace in putting words to paper, a globetrotter with an unquenchable thirst for discovery, and a bookworm who believed in the power of literature. He was an active member of the VA, where he found camaraderie and kinship. Above all, what mattered most to Willis was his family. He was a loving father, a caring ex-husband, and a cherished friend.
Willis is survived by his daughters Dianna Rockymore, Latonia Sanders, Deedee Poindexter, and Yvette; and his sons, affectionately known as ‘The Twins’. He also leaves behind his ex-wife, Dianna Petroske. Willis was preceded in death by his father, James Rockymore, his mother, Merseal Collier, his son, Ricky, and his brother, Freddy Anderson.
We invite everyone who knew and loved Willis to celebrate his life by sharing memories, stories, and photos on his memorial page. His legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone he interacted with, as he continues to inspire us with his charismatic personality, his sense of humor, his resilience, and his spirited nature.
On July 6, 2023, Levi “Lavern” Joseph Eytcheson left us tragically at the age of 21. Services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services with Ray Guy officiating.
Levi was born on June 3, 2002 in Amarillo, by no surprise it was on his time and his terms. He grew up in the Amarillo area living on several ranches. He also attended school in Clarendon, Stinnett, and Bushland. Levi was born with an adept ability to troubleshoot and solve mechanical issues on all types of motorized vehicles, all without any formal training. This skill made him the first phone call friends and family made when they needed to get back on the road, and he would drop everything at the drop of a hat for them. Levi woke up everyday, ready for the adventure of living in that day. He had a carefree spirit and a heart for helping anyone and everyone who needed him. If life had him down, you would never know it. Levi loved motorcycles and big trucks, but they were no match to the love he had for his family and friends. His quick wit and orneriness made him the life of any party and if you were lucky enough to be a part of his life, you knew how deeply he loved you. His bright smile and contagious laugh complimented his bigger-than-life personality perfectly. Every day with Levi was a treasure and his kind heart will never be forgotten. He was truly one of a kind and our family will forever miss having him with us.
Levi is survived by his parents, Steve and Brenda Eytcheson, and, Josh and Rainey Hawkins all of Amarillo, his brothers, Clayton White, Rowdy Eytcheson, Wrangler Eytcheson, Josh Lowry and wife Savana, Matthew Lowry, Brett Henderson, sisters, Alissa Reeves and Piper Hawkins all of Amarillo, grandparents Jack and Cathy Eytcheson, and Joe and Debbie Warren all of Amarillo, aunts and uncles, Albert and Jennifer Barrientos of Canyon Tx, Chris and Crissy Warren of Amarillo, Adam and Stormey Lehn of Amarillo, and a whole host of cousins and friends. He also leaves behind his beloved furry companions, Shorty and Camo.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gracie’s Project, Forgotten Dog League of Amarillo, Panhandle Pet Savers, or any other animal rescue organization.