Dateline: April 17, 2008

Jimmy Dean McAnear, 67, died Friday, April 11, 2008, at Amarillo.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2008, in the Community Fellowship Church with Rev. Charlie Floyd and Rev. Roger Smith, Pastor, officiating. Burial was held at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Jimmy was born June 24, 1940, in Clarendon to Alexander Sellkirk and Lorine Reynolds McAnear. He attended schools at Alanreed, Goodnight, and Clarendon. He married Pat Owens on June 4, 1960, at Goodnight. He was engaged in ranching and farming for most of his life. He was employed at the Hedgecoke, Bridwell, and Pinnell ranches and did day work for many others. He also farmed for himself. He worked for Pantex for 13 years prior to his retirement in 1995.

He was a baptized as a young boy at Goodnight Baptist Church and a later became a charter member of the Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, playing dominoes, and much good-natured humor, but his greatest love was time spent with his wife and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Cody McAnear; and a grandson, Alexander McAnear.

Survivors included his wife, Pat of Clarendon; two daughters, Medina Gribble and husband Richard, and Mandy Jaramillo and husband Joe, all of Clarendon; three sons, Alex McAnear and wife Penny of Clarendon, Russell McAnear and wife Stephanie of Amarillo, and Jimmy Wayne McAnear and wife Deborah of Childress; five sisters, Barbara Harmon and husband Ralph, Judy Monk and husband Bill, and Sheila Babbit and her late husband Harry, all of Amarillo, Brenda Barrett of Canyon, Debe Land and husband Steve of Panhandle; and a brother-in-law Jerry Barrett of Amarillo; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family request memorials be to the Clarendon Outdoor Entertainment Association, P.O. Box 241, Clarendon, Texas 79226 or Citizens Cemetery Association, PO Box 983, Clarendon, Texas 79226, or your favorite charity.

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