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John Lloyd Giersch, 58, of Mesa, Ariz., and a former Amarillo resident, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998.

Graveside services will be Friday in Claude Cemetery in Claude with the Rev. Sammie Rainey officiating. Arrangements are by Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors, Memorial Chapel, Fifth Avenue and Pierce St.

Mr. Giersch was born and raised in Amarillo where he attended Amarillo High School. He joined the Navy at age 17 and retired after 23 years as a lieutenant junior grade. He then was employed as a consulting engineer by PRK Associates.

For the last three years, Mr. Giersch was PRK's managing director for the state of Arizona. He was a former member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Marie Giersch.

Survivors include his wife, April; two daughters, Renee Nelson of Mesa and Leslie Goossens of San Diego; a son, John Giersch Jr. of Las Vegas; his mother, Pauline Giersch of Amarillo; a sister, Gloria Vaughn of Houston; a brother, Guy Ray Giersch of Amarillo; and five grandchildren.

The family will be at 3403 S. Jackson. They suggest memorials be to the Trinity United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association.

Remembering  Johnny

Jim Neely: AHS 58 Sandies Friends Chat Site

Johnny & I were friends from junior high through high school.

When we were sophomores were were projectionists for Coach Jackson.  (The wrestling coach).  Our time to handle the projectors spanned the lunch half hour and we usually didn't have anything to do.  When we didn't have films to show we took one and one half hour lunches.  One day Coach Jackson asked us to be back from lunch and some how we didn't make it.  He sent a note to Bull Lynch that we were late returning and should have a detention.  Since we were both working we asked Bull if we could serve the detention before school.  Of course Bull had no problem with that.  We showed up to serve the detention on a Thursday morning, which was the morning there was some kind of religious gathering in the auditorium.  We asked if we could go and Bull said "Sure, you need it."  We went in the front door and out the back and across the street to the coffee/hamburger place and had coffee. Luckily, we didn't get caught.  That's probably the closest we came to getting in trouble.

Johnny was in Austin for something 20+ years ago and came by the house to see us.  I was impressed with how well he'd done in the Navy and what a nice guy he was.

I wish I'd kept up with him.
Larry A. Glenn, 62, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001.
Memorial services will be at 5 p.m. today in Grace Community Church with Bill Gehm, pastor, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2820 Virginia Circle.
Mr. Glenn was born in Amarillo and was a lifetime resident. He was an electronics technician and was retired from Hobart Food Service.
Survivors include a son, Steve Glenn of Amarillo; a sister, Celia Forbis of Amarillo; and six grandchildren.
Amarillo Globe-News. Dec. 6, 2001

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William Frank "Bill" Garrett
William Frank Garrett, 69, of Granbury went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at his home.
Service: 9 a.m. Saturday at Lakeside Baptist Church, 500 W. Bluebonnet Drive, Granbury. Interment: 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Llano Cemetery, 2900 S. Hayes, Amarillo. Visitation: Fellowship time with the family will be 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall of the church. Viewing: in the sanctuary before the service.
Memorials: Lakeside Baptist Church, 500 W. Bluebonnet Drive, Granbury, Texas 76049; or Jackson Center, Box 99, Brownwood, Texas 76804.
Bill was born Sept. 6, 1940, in Amarillo to Preston and Florence Garrett. He graduated from Amarillo High School with a four-year letter in golf. He graduated from North Texas State University, was captain of the golf team and made the NCAA semi-finals in 1962. Bill married Judy Schwan in 1961, and they both taught school in Wichita Falls, where he was the golf coach at Rider and Wichita Falls high schools. In 1964 he got his PGA card to play on tour and continued for 10 years with several country club jobs in between. In 1974 he started to work for Ping Golf Club Manufacturing and worked there for 30 years; his last responsibility in Phoenix was director of golf at Moon Valley Country Club, owned by Ping. In 1992 he and Judy moved to Grapevine, and Bill became the Ping sales representative in North Texas, serving 200 golf facilities. Bill was very active in the Southwest Section of the PGA and continued in the NTPGA winning many tournaments and honors. He was selected Salesman of the Year in 1995 and received the Distinguished Service Award from the NTPGA in 2003. In 2004, Bill and Judy retired to Pecan Plantation in Granbury, and were actively involved at Lakeside Baptist Church, where Bill served as deacon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Don Garrett.
Survivors: Wife of 48 years, Judy; children, Holly Garrett Raif and husband, Anatole, of Carlsbad, Calif., and Amy Garrett Klein and husband, Dana, of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; and grandchildren, Ethan and Joshua Raif, Cassidy and Camryn Klein.
Published in Star-Telegram on February 26, 2010
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Phillip D Gregory
Phillip David Gregory, 69, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 11, 2010.
Service: 3 p.m. Friday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Interment: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Phillip was born June 18, 1940, in Estelline. He married Nelda in Amarillo on June 20, 1959. They had three children. He was a longtime resident of Haltom City. He enjoyed carpentry, horses and caring for his dog Lily.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Leona Gregory; brother, DuWayne; and infant daughter, Deborah Diane.
Survivors: His loving wife, Nelda; son, Mark Gregory and wife, Kathy; daughter, Trina Gregory; grandchildren, Mark, Ginger and Anthony Gregory; sister, Alva Horton and husband, Vernon; sister-in-law, Janice Padilla and husband, Jimmy; and numerous nieces and nephews

Laura Ellen Garner
Laura Ellen Gamer Long, 70, Atlanta died on Monday, Nov. 29. Survivors: Husband, C. Richard Long; daughters Margaret and Ruth; son Richard; brothers Arthur, Keith and Andrew; sister Nancy; and grandchildren Helen, Max, Mary and Sophia. Memorial service date to be announced, Central Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the church. The body was donated to Emory School of Medicine