Dateline: December 13, 2007

R.W. “Cody” McAnear, 64, died Sunday, December 9, 2007, in Clarendon.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2007, in Citizens Cemetery with Rev. Bryan Knowles and Ralph Harmon officiating. Burial will follow at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Services are under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Cody was born July 28, 1943, in Clarendon to Alexander Sellkirk and Lorine Reynolds McAnear. He lived in Goodnight until 1970, then moved to Clarendon. He went to elementary school at Goodnight until the school closed. He finished his education at Clarendon, getting an associate’s degree at Clarendon College. He drove the Clarendon school buses for many years while attending college.

Cody will be remembered by many for helping his family on their farm, and giving close attention to his mother in her later years. He and his brother, Jimmy, were partners and ran for many years McAnear Cattle Company. He was frequently found at the coffee shops in Clarendon visiting with his many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kirk McAnear in 1979; his mother, Lorine McAnear on February 18, 2007.

Survivors include five sisters, Barbara Harmon and husband Ralph of Amarillo, Brenda Barrett of Canyon, Judy Monk and husband Bill of Amarillo, Deborah Land and husband Steve of Panhandle, and Sheliah Babbitt of Amarillo; a brother, Jimmy McAnear and wife Pat of Clarendon; a brother-in-law, Jerry Barrett of Amarillo; and many, many nieces and nephews whom Cody always gave nicknames.

The family requests memorials be to Citizens Cemetery Association.

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