David McKay, 59, of Canyon, died April 12, 2018. Services will be at 4:30 PM Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Amarillo (1601 S. Georgia Street). A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Officiant will be the Reverend Paige Higley McKay of Lubbock. Arrangements by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
David was born August 15, 1958 in Amarillo to Mary Ann and Joe McKay and grew up in Lubbock. David graduated Monterey High School in 1977 and earned a degree in Landscape Construction from Mississippi State University. Growing up as a child at the Palo Duro Club, one of his dreams was to one day be the Caretaker, which he achieved. With passion and tireless effort, he served as Caretaker for 15 years. David was a friend to many people who represented various aspects of his life. He never met a stranger and gave much to others without expecting anything in return, from the smallest act of kindness to the greatest. His children, Charley and Jack, were the joys of his life and his priority. David volunteered in many ways at their schools and was recognized with the PTA Lifetime Member Award from the Crestview PTA for his service from 2008-2013.
David is survived by his children, Charlotte (Charley) Rae McKay, Augustus Jack McKay; his parents, Mary Ann and Joe McKay of Lubbock; sister, Sheryl Piper (Mark) nieces, Helen Taylor (Josh) and Maggie Piper, of Miami, Florida; brother, Mike McKay (Paige) nieces, Madeline and Lily, of Lubbock; Charley and Jack’s mother, Susan Schilling McKay of Canyon; Aunts and Uncles, Gerry and Richard McKay of Amarillo; Kay and Tom McHorse of Austin, and many cousins from Amarillo to Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canyon Booster Club or the charity of your choice.