Dateline: February 3, 2005


Memorial services celebrating the life of Joe Reeves Naylor, age 50, of Austin were held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2005, in Riverbend Church.  Arrangements were under the direction of Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home.

Mr. Naylor died Thursday, January 20, 2005.  He was born in 1954 in Portales, New Mexico.  He grew up in Amarillo and attended Amarillo High School.  He graduated from West Texas State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and worked for State Farm Insurance for 27 years as a claims manager.  He was a member of the Optimist Club of America.  He was involved in the activities of his children and enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors, and life with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Carla; a son, Cole; a daughter, Jessica; his father and mother, J.B. and Betty Naylor of Amarillo; three brothers, Kelton, Nelson and wife Korinne, and Russell and wife Candice, all of Amarillo; two sisters, Jade Jennings and husband Mickey and Jona Huber and husband Jake, all of Amarillo; a brother in-law, Jim Hatfield and wife Lynn of New Mexico; seven nieces, four nephews; and many countless friends throughout the country.  He will be missed by all who knew him.

The family suggests memorials be to the Naylor Children College Fund, In Care of Jim Alfred, 5800 N. Mopac, Austin, TX 78731 (512) 419-3461 or to the Missy Project for Brain Aneurysm Research, 11303 Dead Oak Lane, Austin, TX 78759.

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