Golden Gate Mortuary

Amarillo, Texas

Golden Gate Mortuary - Amarillo, Texas

Willie Lee Riley Sr

Wiley Riley

Willie Lee Riley Sr. was born on December. 19, 1943 in Wellington, Texas.

The services will be held Saturday February 17, 2018 at 10am at Carter Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 1400 NW 11th St. Amarillo, Texas with Elder Herman Moore-Pastor.  Arrangements provided by Golden Gate Mortuary 1416 N Hughes St. Amarillo, Texas.

Willie attended school in Wellington. He married the love of his life Violean McClendon on November 9, 1987. Willie was well-known for fishing and hunting rabbits with his greyhounds.

Willie is preceded in death by his parents; Garfield Riley and Inez Gray, his sons; Steven Riley (G-Hop) and Willie Thomas Riley.

Willie leaves to cherish his memory; wife Violean Riley, two brothers; James Thomas Riley ( Alice) Amarillo, Texas, Foster Riley Plainview, Texas, two sons; Willey Riley Jr. (Lori) Dallas, Texas, James Craig Moody (Carolyn) Hugo, Oklahoma, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Viewing will be held Friday, February 16, 2018  Golden Gate Mortuary Chapel of Angels  from 4pm to 6pm.

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Joe F Wilson

Joe Wilson

Joe was born on July 28, 1940 in Hillsboro, Texas to Fred and Mamie Wilson.

Services will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11 am in New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, 3100 Angelus Dr. Amarillo, TX.  Bishop James Mims and Pastor Bennie Anderson, Eulogist. Burial will follow in Llano Cemetery, East.

The family moved to Amarillo, TX in 1944 where they would settle. Joe attended public schools in Amarillo, and began working at an early age. He was employed for several years with Glover’s Meat Packing Plant and spent 30 plus years working at Asarco Copper Refinery where he retired in 2001.

In his early years, Joe met Anna Mary Wilson, who he would later marry and have one child. Joe and Anna shared their lives together in Amarillo for fifty plus years. Joe was a former member of Markwell Masonic Lodge #415 and Ozair Temple #146.

He is preceded in death by his lovely wife Anna Mary Wilson, his parents, Fred and Mamie Wilson; a brother Charles Wilson; and his only sister Ella Christine Lynch.

He is survived by his only daughter, Jo Ann Wilson, of Amarillo; one brother, Edward C. Wilson; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.

Viewing will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 at Golden Gate Mortuary located at 1416 North Hughes Street from 4pm – 6pm, as well as, one hour prior to the service.

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David Cardwell Sr

David Cardwell Sr


David Caldwell Sr was born December 8, 1928 in Tabor, Texas. He attended school in Bryan, Texas.

Services will be held Friday, February 2, 2018 at 11 am, at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, 3100 Angelus Dr., Amarillo, Texas.

David moved to Pampa, Texas in the early 50′s and later moved to Amarillo in the early 60′s. During that time David was in construction work. He was the previous owner of the Kitty Kat Lounge, and then later became self-employed as a farmer. He had a passion for animals, fishing, gardening, and of course, “Dominoes”.

He is survived by his eight children; Vicki Norman (Jerry) Borger, TX, Mary Asberry (Carl) Amarillo, TX, David Caldwell Jr. (Pat) Pampa, TX, Henry Williams Liberal, KS, Evelyn Lemons, Bryan, TX, Carmella Bishop, Dallas, TX, Verna Light (Donald) Atlanta, GA.

Viewing will be Thursday, February 1st from 3pm-6pm, at Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes.

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