Buster Caviness, 81
Mr. Buster LeRoy Caviness, 81, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, in Amarillo.
He was born on Jan. 13, 1922, in Emzy, near Portales, to James Everett and Fronie Caviness.
He graduated from high school in Causey. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corp at the beginning of World War II and served at various stations including Saipan. He married Elna Lavon Ostrom in 1946 in Borger, Texas. He was a partner in Caviness Cattle Company in Raton, a partner in Caviness and Ostrom Sales in Phillips, Texas, and an insurance agent in Amarillo. He moved to Borger in 1955 where he was the president of First Savings and Loan for 27 years. He was a member of Rotary, Methodist Men and Borger Chamber of Commerce. They moved to Amarillo in 1995 where he was employed by Saint Anthony’s Hospital and Amarillo High School.
Survivors include his wife; a brother, Herschel Caviness of Portales; a sister, Ruby Thomas of Dallas; two daughters, Karla Hayes of Amarillo and Darla Howard of San Antonio; three grandsons, Lane Rose of Dallas, Kurt Howard of San Antonio and Brent Turner of Amarillo; a granddaughter, Lyndsy Rose of Houston; a great-granddaughter, Miriah Solis Turner of Amarillo; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim Garret officiated the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 Polk Street, Amarillo, Texas 79101
Arrangements were by Minton/Cantwell Funeral Directors of Borger, Texas. Services have been held.
Bruce Crozier, 65
Mr. Bruce L. Crozier, 65, of Houston, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, in Houston.
He was born on Feb. 26, 1938, in Portales, to Paul H. and Ruby Crozier.
He grew up in Portales and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for six years then became a co-founder of Crozier-Nelson Chemicals and Containers in Houston in 1967. He also founded Southwest Trading Industries.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Kenneth Crozier.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley; three children, Carla Foster (and husband, Jeff) of Oceanside, Calif., Karen Becton (Steve) and David Crozier (Kimberly), all of Lubbock; six grandchildren, Joshua, Marissa, Brittany and Allison Foster, all of Oceanside, Calif., and Justin and Danielle Becton, both of Lubbock; two brothers, Gerald Crozier of Portales and Paul Crozier of Houston; and two sisters, June Towers and Betty Foster, both of Dallas.
Visitation is scheduled from 6 p.m. (CDT) until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Earthman Funeral Home in Houston.
Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Portales Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements are by Earthman Funeral Directors of Houston.
Portales arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are at 10 a.m. (CDT) Wednesday at the chapel of the First Baptist Church in Houston.
Leon Wilson, 44
Mr. Leon H. Wilson, 44, of Clovis, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 17, 1959, in Dumas, Texas, to Lamon and Irene Elizabeth Weaver Wilson.
He married Carolyn Jobe on Aug. 4, 1984, in Clovis. He worked as a radiator repairman at Wilson Radiator. He opened Everlasting Creations in 1992. Family members said he enjoyed fishing, gardening, woodworking and cooking.
He was preceded in death by his mother; a sister, Mariann Adams; and a nephew, Brian Wilson.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Caleb Wilson of Clovis; a daughter, Amber Wilson of Clovis; his father; two brothers, Lamon “Bill” Wilson Jr. and Hoyt Wilson (and wife, Ann), all of Dalton, Ga; a sister, Imagene Rainey (Stevon) of Amarillo; and 32 nieces and nephews.
The family will be at the Wilson home at 101 Sandia Drive in Clovis.
The Rev. Bobby Burris will officiate the services.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Miller, Rick Gibson, Michael Adams, Johnny Lucero, Mickey Craven and Karl Worm.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Dawson and Steve Burns.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and Texico Assembly of God Building Fund.
Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis. Services are at 2 p.m. today at First Assembly of God, 517 W. 21st Street in Clovis.