OBITUARIES FROM DECEMBER 5TH, 2020- DECEMEBER 11TH, 2020
Raul Martinez Quevedo, Sr. of Lubbock passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at the age of 75. He was born to Eduardo and Paula (Martinez) Quevedo in McAllen, Texas. Raul retired at the age of 62. He loved going to the Catholic church. Raul always stayed busy by selling at the flea market, going to the center to play pool and going fishing. He enjoyed dancing and loved music. His favorite activity was going to family gatherings. He enjoyed working part time at his son’s “shop”, Andy’s Window Tinting. He enjoyed spending quality time with his kids and grandchildren. Raul had a great spirit. He was so loving and always had a sense of humor. Raul always gave positive advice to his grandchildren. He lived a wonderful life and will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Christine Quevedo Hernandez, Raul Quevedo, Jr., Andy Quevedo and Raquel Quevedo; brothers, Ramiro Quevedo, Sr., Rufus Quevedo and Joe Quevedo; sisters, Meceala Loera and Rosa Salas; 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Eduardo and Paula Quevedo; brothers Eduardo Quevedo Jr. and Felix Quevedo, Sr. and sister Elvia Garcia.
Visitation will be held at Combest Family Memorial Chapel on Thursday, December 10 from 1-8pm with Rosary being recited at 6:00 PM. Graveside services will be held on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 10am at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park.
Michael Constancio, Jr. of Lubbock went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at the age of 31. He was born September 26, 1989 in Lubbock and attended Monterey High School. Michael enjoyed riding and fixing motorcycles, especially with his Uncle Danny. He treasured spending time with his family, was often a jokester, and had a beautiful smile. Michael was of the Catholic faith and member of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, Michael Constancio, Sr., Debra Constancio, Sandy Janssen, and Phillip Moreno, Jr.; siblings, Erica Constancio, Carlos Constancio, and Phillip “Woody” Moreno, III; grandparents, Angie Nava, Jimmy and Maria Janssen and Erlinda Rodriguez; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces and a host of friends that loved him dearly.
Michael was preceded in death by one grandfather, Leroy Nava; great-grandmother, Lucy Janssen; and one brother, Micheal Rodriguez.
Porfirio Garcia, 78 of Tahoka passed away Monday, December 7, 2020. He was born October 8, 1942 in Big Wells, TX to Pedro and Julia Garcia. Porfirio married Lola (Sanchez) Garcia October 11, 1959 in Tahoka. He worked for Lynn County Precinct 4 in road maintenance until retiring in 2006. Porfirio loved watching westerns and especially spending time with his family. In his younger years, he loved to dance. Porfirio was of the catholic faith and a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Tahoka. He will be deeply missed.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 61 years, Lola; his children, Manuel Garcia and wife Alicia, David Garcia and wife Susie, Louisa Bernal and husband Paul all of Tahoka; grandchildren, Melanie Moya and husband Jesus, Matthew Garcia and wife Erica, Melissa Bernal and husband Daniel Alonzo, Paul Bernal, Jr., Zach Garcia, April Garcia, Michael Garcia and wife Erica, Justin Pena; siblings, Lisa Villa and husband Juan of O’Donnell; fifteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jose Luis Garcia, Ray Garcia, Robert Garcia; sisters, Emma Alvarez, Irma Gallegos, Olga Villa, and Alexandra Flores.
A visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. with rosary to be cited at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Combest Family Funeral Homes Tahoka. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 11, 2020 at Combest Family Funeral Homes.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Porfirio’s name to Hospice of Lubbock, 3702 21st Street, Lubbock, Texas 79410.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jesus Moya, Matthew Garcia, Michael Garcia, Daniel Alonzo, Paul Bernal, Jr., Zach Garcia, Jeremiah DeLeon, and Jaden Garcia.
Carol Marie Breeden of Lubbock passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020 at the age of 77. She was born February 11, 1943 in Douglas, Nebraska to Bill and Edna (Miles) French, she was the youngest of 7 children. They soon moved to Cavour, South Dakota where she was raised. Carol worked as a legal assistant until retiring in 2003. She had a passion for writing poetry and soon became a published author through her poetry. She moved to Lubbock in 2010 to be closer to family. It was at that time she became involved with the Freedom in Jesus Ministry in Levelland, Texas, and a member of Transformation Church in Lubbock, Texas where she became an ordained minister. She was happiest when she was ministering to others and if you asked her what her favorite thing was, she would tell you “it was telling people about Jesus”.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Patrick Meeks and wife Connie of Spring, Texas and Colleen Murphy and husband Michael of Lubbock; stepchildren, Rock Breeden, Jr. of Oklahoma City and Saundra Breeden of Tulsa; Sisters Betty LaBlanc of Kalamazoo, Michigan and Donna Jensen of Watertown, South Dakota; nine grandchildren; and her only great-grandchild, Isabella.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rock Breeden, Sr.; and brothers, Bob, Buell, Marvin, and Jim French.
William “Bill” Wohlschlag, 73, retired machinist of Waco, Texas passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on Monday, December 7 in Lubbock. He was born on December 18, 1946 to Dr. Donald Eugene “Curly” Wohlschlag and Marjorie Wohlschlag. He is preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Nancy. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jan Wohlschlag, daughter, Mary Sabine and husband Kyle Jacobson, son, Christopher Wohlschlag, and sister, Sarah Wohlschlag and husband Jack Wood.
Born in Indiana, Bill grew up in San Francisco, California. He graduated from the University of Miami (FL) with a degree in business before moving to Rockport, Texas. He lived a life of adventure, traveling around the world with his wife and, later, his children. A longtime resident of the Rockport area, Bill was an avid sailor on his boat, The Northerner, surfer, and even searched for wrecked ships with his friends. He worked as a Park Ranger and boatyard manager before his final career as a machinist with Alcoa in Waco.
Bill was a dearly beloved husband, father, and brother, and his gentle, kind demeanor made him loved by all who knew him. His family was his pride and joy, and his spirit will remain with them forever. Cremation has taken place. A private memorial will be held by the family at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made by donating to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Kelly Dan Randolph, 85, of Lubbock passed away on December 7, 2020. He was born in Whiteface, Texas to Odie Joshua and Molly Jane (Bates) Randolph on July 6, 1935. Kelly married Claire Booth King on March 16, 2008. He received his PhD from Texas Tech University then became a psychologist with Southwest Center for Psychological Development for 20 years. Kelly was a lifelong entrepreneur. He was a member of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church.
Kelly valued friendships and employed his sense of humor often. He treasured studying theology with his weekly group, he sang in the church choir and he enjoyed several hobbies such as growing bromeliads, flower photography, wine making, fishing, playing guitar and harmonica. He and his second wife, Merle, cherished being with all their children and grandchildren at the lake. Kelly became close to and held dear Claire’s children also. His final years were happily spent traveling and enjoying families at holidays.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Claire Randolph of Lubbock; children, Julie Randolph of Lubbock, Pat Randolph of Lubbock, Cindy Pierce of Plainview, Mark Lemons of Lubbock, Nat Lemons of Lubbock, Leslie Browne of Dallas, Brandon King of LaVernia and Elizabeth McWilliams of Anton; siblings, Vonna Randolph of Lubbock and his twin sister, Shirley Harris of Salt Lake City, Utah; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his previous wife, Merle, and siblings Troy Randolph and Deloy Randolph. Internment and memorial plans will be announced later because of Covid 19 restrictions.
Adis Long of Lubbock passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020 at the age of 84. He was born July 30, 1936 in Childress, Texas to Jake and Imogene Long. Adis served in the United States Coast Guard. After honorable discharge, he lived in Abilene. There he worked for the fire department where he served as an officer and paramedic for 27 years. He then transitioned to a police officer for nine years. On February 26, 2004 he married Patricia Marcinkowski. Adis was a Master Mason and member of the NRA.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Patricia; children, Cis Snyder and husband Tom of Plano and Michael Long of Plano; sister, Linda Frizzell and husband Alan of Abilene; and stepchildren, Debbie Sharpe and husband Steve, Ellen Shea and husband Brian, Robin Moore, Michael Marcinkowski and wife Lynn, and Dave Marcinkowski and wife Laura. Adis also leaves behind several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Lillie Nell Phillips, age 90, of Lubbock, Texas, passed away on December 8, 2020, after a brief illness. Lillie was born in Temple, Texas on November 26, 1930 and grew up in Eden, Texas. She graduated from Eden High School and then received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Baylor University and her Master’s Degree in Education from Howard Payne University. Lillie was married to Ewart Eugene Phillips on August 27, 1950. They were happily married 70 years. Lillie worked as a Texas public school teacher for 38 years and spent her final 25 years as a first grade teacher for both Brownwood and Midland ISDs. She enjoyed teaching, traveling and entertaining. She was also actively involved in the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI) for over 50 years. She held several office position and served as International First Lady during her husband’s tenure as the International President of the Club in 2001-2002. During their travels with WBCCI, Lillie coordinated numerous rallies and events and treasured the many good friends she made throughout the U.S.
Lillie was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Pearson, her mother, Emma Pearson and her mother’s identical twin sister, Lillie Ballard.
Lillie is survived by her husband, Ewart Phillips, of Lubbock, Texas; her daughter, Debora Phillips, of Lubbock, Texas; her granddaughter, Carena Rashel Sifford, and her husband, Ryan Sifford, both of Little Elm, Texas; and three great-granddaughters, Paige, Katy, and Chloe, also of Little Elm, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Lubbock Meals on Wheels. The family of Lillie Nell Phillips wishes to thank her many doctors, nurses, and support staff at University Medical Center, Kindred Hospice, and Crown Point Health Care (where she spent her final week with her husband and family by her side).
Susie Montalvo, 63 of Lubbock passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020. She was born July 12, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas to Eustacio and Guadalupe (Garcia) Montalvo. Susie worked at Texas Instruments, and at Excel for many years as a supervisor before retiring.. She loved to dance, her dogs and especially spending time with her family. Susie was of the Catholic Faith. She will be deeply missed.
Those left to cherish her memory are her mother, Guadalupe; her son, Ramiro Calderon, Jr. and wife Jennifer; daughters, Cynthia Zuniga and husband Lloyd, Sandra Calderon and husband Stan Zattosky; eight siblings; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
She is preceded in death by her father, Eustacio; three brothers; and two sisters.
On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, Gayla Sue Hodge, beloved daughter, sister, and aunt departed this life straight into the arms of Jesus. While we know there is great rejoicing in heaven, Earth will definitely be a little less rich without her presence.
Gayla was born on September 19, 1939 in Monahans, Texas to Quay and Faye (Kinnard) Hodge. Education was a gem highly-prized by Gayla and strong instructional starts were established for her at McWhorter Elementary School and Matthews Junior High. She graduated from Tom S. Lubbock High School on May 31, 1958 and was always a proud Westerner. Subsequent degrees were earned including Associate in Arts from Lubbock Christian College on May 27, 1960; Bachelor of Arts from Harding College on May 31, 1962; and a Master’s of Education from Texas Tech University on August 25, 1973.
Gayla started her teaching career at New Home Junior High School and later moved to Sundown where she taught junior high school students for thirty years. Her heart and soul found their niche in this little oil-field community, where her door was always open to students and families. Gayla was a phenomenal teacher of reading and writing, cheerleader sponsor, UIL coach and an ever-present fan at Roughneck sporting events. It was truly an honor to have Miss Hodge for a teacher and she even taught multiple generations within some families. During her tenure there, life-long bonds of friendship were forged among students, families, colleagues and fellow Christians from Sundown Church of Christ.
A fiery redhead with a rippling laugh, Gayla was devoted to family, faith and sports. When she was still living in Sundown, the family couldn’t wait to have her back in Lubbock, even it was just for part of a weekend. She enjoyed cooking for others and her French toast, banana pudding and sourdough bread were the highlight of many family gatherings. Gayla was instrumental in supporting her nieces and their children in a variety of ways ranging from helping to buy wedding dresses to sending them off on school or mission trips. At the age of twelve, Gayla was baptized into Christ at Colgate Church of Christ and spent a lifetime as a faithful servant. She was the epitome of Philippians 2:3, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” Gayla taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and for many years, helped lead others to Christ through her work with World Bible School. From an early age, watching sports was a favorite pastime for Gayla. She knew the rules of football and basketball inside and out. For many years, Gayla attended every Lady Raider Basketball game with her crew of family and friends, which involved arriving well-before tip-off and remaining through the “Matador Song,” win or lose. In more recent years, she could be found cheering on the Lady Chaps.
Gayla was preceded in death by her parents, Faye and Quay Hodge, and grandnephew, Chandler Curtis. She is survived by her sisters, Phyllis Williams (Don) and Jane Brock of Lubbock (Joe); her nieces, Kristi Curtis (Todd), Keri Morphew, Rebecca Cave (Matthew), Amanda Farrell (Chris), and Susan Cox (Andrew); and fourteen grandnieces and grandnephews.
A come-and-go visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Venue on Broadway, 2202 Broadway. Services will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Venue on Broadway with Don Williams and Monty Pettyjohn officiating. Services will be livestreamed. Private graveside services will be held later. Memorial donations in Gayla’s name can be made to Sunset International Bible Institute or Hospice of Lubbock.
The family wishes to extend our heartfelt thanks to Heartland House and Hospice of Lubbock for the loving care provided to Gayla during recent weeks.
Jimmy (Jimbo) Urive entered into Eternal Life on December 9, 2020 at the age of 64.
Jimmy was born on February 1, 1956, in Lubbock, Texas to the late Guadalupe V. and Ramona (Gonzales) Urive.
He was a quiet, tender soul who struggled with health issues after becoming differently abled. His family and friend miss his smile, his easy going, and gently spirit. Jimmy retired from Covenant Health systems, after 35 years. Much of his tenure with the hospital was spent at Lakeside (St. Mary’s Hospital). Jimmy enjoyed watching western movies, sports, and specially football. He was a true-blue Dallas Cowboys fan. He attended Our Lady of Grace. He enjoyed greeting friends and eating breakfast at the church hall and at Denny’s. A memorial Mass to celebrate his life will be scheduled at a later date.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his brothers, Santos, Gilbert, and Alfredo; and sisters, Janie and Teresa Herrera.
He is survived by his brothers, Lupe Jr. (Elida, Robert Sr. (Lupie), Jerry (Cynthia), and Albert; and sisters, Linda Sosa (Joe), and Penny Morin (Deacon Joe) and special niece, Christina Ruiz (Michael); numerous nephews, nieces, and friends; and wife, Yolanda Olivares from Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Visitation will be held at Combest Family Memorial Chapel on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Rosary to be cited at 6:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park.
According to local and state guidelines, social distancing and facemasks will be required at all times during visitation and funeral services.
Jeanette Childs Tucker, age 71, of Maple, Texas passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Library of Legacies, an assisted living facility in Littlefield, Texas. She was born March 29, 1949 in Lubbock, Texas to L.B. and Minnie (Cox) Childs. She married John Tucker in Maple, Texas on October 3, 1984
Jeanette was as only child, but had several cousins on both sides of the family, of whom she was very close to. She was the youngest of the group and the older girls looked after her like a younger sister. Jeanette grew up in Morton and graduated from Morton High School. Some of her fondest memories in school were being a cheerleader for all of the sports teams. Upon graduation, she attended South Plains Junior College and was on the cheerleading squad there as well. After marrying John, they made their home in the Maple community. Jeanette was very creative and enjoyed decorating and making yard art out of old farm equipment. She was an avid collector of bird houses, and always on the lookout for a new one, knowing that one could never have too many. Jeanette loved to write cards for any occasion, and had the loveliest handwriting. She actually wrote what was on her heart in detail at any time. Her cards had to be perfect or she would just start a new one. The postal service will miss her business. Jeanette is preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila and her parents.
Jeanette is survived by her husband, John.
Raul Garcia, age 80, of Muleshoe, Texas died Sunday, December 6, 2020 in Muleshoe. He was born October 1, 1940 in Maguarichi, Chihuahua, Mexico to Gudalupe Garcia. He married Delia Gonzalez in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico on July 25, 1961.
Raul enjoyed doing mechanic work in his spare tine. He loved scratching off lottery tickets. Raul was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Muleshoe. He is preceded in death by his mother and one brothers, Reynaldo Garcia.
Raul is survived by his wife, Delia; his six sons, Manuel Garcia and his wife, Debbie of Springhill, Tennessee, Raul Garcia Jr. and his wife, Diana of Rockwall, Texas, Hector Garcia of Lubbock, Texas, Ramon Garcia of College Station, Texas, Sergio Garcia and his wife, Susan of Howe, Texas and Joe Garcia and his wife, Elizabeth of Muleshoe, Texas; her two daughters, Yolanda Vasquez and Leo Aviles of Muleshoe, Texas and Leticia Mendoza and her husband, Jaime of Muleshoe, Texas; his 20 grandchildren; and his eight great-grandchildren.
Stanley Richard “Whip” Wilson, age 81 of Muleshoe, Texas died Monday, December 7, 2020 in Muleshoe. He was born April 21, 1939 in Quemado, New Mexico to Bay and Gladys (Pryor) Wilson. He married Patricia Lewis in Clovis, New Mexico on November 25, 1964.
Stanley served in the U.S. Army. He owned and operated Wilson Drilling in Muleshoe. Stanley was an avid golfer and enjoyed gardening as well. One of his favorite pastimes was drinking coffee with his buddies. Stanley was a member of 16th & D Church of Christ. He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia in February; his parents; two sons, Roby Lewis Wilson and Casey Glen Wilson; three sisters, Marieta Thomas, Nelda Jo Teter and Cathy Wilson; and one brother, Gordon Wilson.
Stanley is survived by his two sons, Andy Wilson and his wife, Krista of Amarillo, Texas and Kent Childs of Muleshoe, Texas; his daughter-in-law, Sharon Cooper of Lubbock, Texas; his two sisters, Jan Furr of Canadian, Texas and Dianne Brown of Muleshoe, Texas; his two brothers, Roger Wilson of Hettinger, North Dakota and Mickey Wilson and his wife, Jan of Amarillo, Texas; his four grandchildren, Jack, Keenan and his wife, Kenzie, Drew and her husband, Justin and Chansee; and one great-grandchild, Grant.
The family suggests memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society, 3411 – 73rd Street, Lubbock, Texas, 79423.
Marsha Lewis, age 60 of Earth, Texas died Monday, December 7, 2020 in Lubbock, Texas. She was born December 10, 1959 in Pittsburg, California to Thomas and Jacquelyn (Stovall) Carlan. She married Randy Lewis in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 14, 1974.
Marsha managed Muleshoe Home Health for 20 years. She enjoyed doing bead art, painting, pottery and anything creative. She is preceded in death by her parents.
Marsha is survived by her husband, Randy.
Sunny Jean Roberts, age 81 of Kemmerer, Wyoming was welcomed into our Lord’s presence on Thursday, December 10, 2020 in Kemmerer. She was a resident at South Lincoln Nursing Home in Kemmerer, after removal of a cancerous brain tumor in January of 2020. Sunny was born July 6, 1939 in Albany, Oregon to Ray and Dorothy Mudgett. She married Clarence Roberts in Slaton, Texas on June 1, 1958.
Sunny was the oldest of three girls. She spent most of her early married life with Clarence at home raising their four children. Later in her life, she worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years. After retirement, Sunny spent time with Clarence as he battled cancer. After his death in 2008, Sunny lived in Whiteface and in Morton, Texas. She enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sunny was an avid reader and loved working crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She moved to LaBarge, Wyoming in 2018. Sunny is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; a sister, Dixie Cade; a son-in-law, Domingo Castaneda; and her parents.
Sunny is survived by her three daughters, Danna Thoman and her husband, Blaine of LaBarge, Wyoming, Alana Castaneda of Whiteface, Texas and Shanna Dewbre and her husband, Cody of Morton, Texas; her son, Clarence “Butch” Roberts and his wife, Melissa of Lubbock, Texas; her sister, Terry Meadows; 13 grandchildren and their spouses; and 15 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, 3511-10th Street, Lubbock, Texas, 79415 or the American Cancer Society, 3411-73rd Street, Lubbock, Texas, 79423.
Wanda Ruth Sabala, age 55, of Morton, Texas died Thursday, December 10, 2020 in Morton. She was born June 12, 1965 in Morton to Augustine and Ida (Gomez) Sabala.
Wanda is preceded in death by her parents and a sister Toni Sabala.
Wanda is survived by her two sons, Josh Sabala of Lubbock, Texas and Jacob Sabala of Wolforth, Texas; her four brothers, Tino Sabala of Morton, Texas, Robert Sabala of Indio, California, Calvin Frey of Levelland, Texas and Pat Henry of Morton, Texas; and one granddaughter, Fallyn Blaire
Marshal Head, age 89, of Muleshoe, Texas died Friday, December 11, 2020 in Muleshoe, Texas. He was born July 31, 1931 in Bailey County, Texas to D.B. and Mildred Emma (Wilterding) Head. He married Jo Anne May in Custer, Oklahoma on October 7, 1951.
Marshal served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954. He farmed and ranched in the Bailey County area for many years, and served on many boards in the ag community. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Muleshoe, where he also served on many boards. Marshal is preceded in death by his wife Jo Anne, his parents, and one daughter Lynda Couch.
Marshal is survived by his son, David and his wife Belinda of Muleshoe, Texas; his two daughters, Janice Eddy and her husband, Michael of Lawton, Oklahoma and Susan Hollingsworth and her husband, Tony of Abilene, Texas; his sister, Irene Sudduth of Dry Prong, Louisiana; his two brothers, Norman Head of Trent, Texas and Glenn Head of Brownsville, Texas; his ten grandchildren, Douglas Widener, Monica Burchett, Katie Hodges, Trevor Couch, Weston Couch, Courtnee Edwards, Beau Henry, Brad Henry, Marshal Wayne Head, and Natalie Glendening; and his twelve great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be sent to the First United Methodist Church of Muleshoe, 507 W. 2nd Street, Muleshoe, Texas 79347.
Jay Gleason, age 55, of Lubbock, Texas, died December 11, 2020 in Lubbock. He was born September 18, 1965 in Clovis, New Mexico to Dr. Jerry and Margaret (Mabry) Gleason.
Jay loved fast cars and boats. He treasured his time with his kids, taking them on trips and having family time. Jay was an avid golfer and a member of the Miller Invitational Golf Group. He enjoyed going to the ranch for a weenie roast. During the Gleason family stock showing times, Jay was head of the swine department. Jay co-founded Montgomery Auto Plaza in 1994, with his father-in-law. He was considered by many to be the best car salesman in Lubbock. His honesty and integrity were evident in his vast amount of repeat customers that became life time friends during the last 26 years. He would go to the extreme to assist any friend. He was loved by all of his co-workers and will be forever in their hearts. Jay is preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Lionel Gleason.
Jay is survived by his son, Konner Lance Gleason of Lubbock, Texas; his two daughters, Kynnedy Gleason Gatlin and her husband, Will of Utopia, Texas and Kambell Lee Gleason of Lubbock, Texas; his parents, Dr. Jerry and Margaret Gleason of Levelland, Texas; his sister, Jacinda Watson and her husband, Don of Spring, Texas; and his brother, Dr. Jimmy Gleason of Levelland, Texas.