Carl Huber Jeans, 97, of Amarillo, died, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Llano Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Dr. Gil Lain, pastor of Paramount Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Carl was born November 6, 1915, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas to Jeptha and Clara Etta Jeans. At around the age of 5 his family moved to Independence, Missouri where he spent most of this life. Carl attended Northeast High School in Kansas City, Missouri where he lettered in football and basketball. Due to the premature death of his father, Carl left school in his senior year to go to work to support himself and this widowed mother. Harry Truman, then Ward Chairman, was helpful in getting him his first job as a trainee streetcar operator. Carl met the love of his life, Dovie Orland Stanley and they were married in Liberty, Missouri on May 6, 1939. They celebrated almost 73 years of marriage together.
Carl also worked as a millwright for the ARMCO Steel Company in Kansas City, Missouri making aircraft engine castings. Carl served his country toward the end of WWII in the Army Air Corp and was stationed at Eglin Field, Pensacola, Fla. After an honorable discharge, Carl began working in 1946 for the Ford Motor Company and retired in December, 1979 as Supervisor, Material Control at the Kansas City Assembly Plant with 33 years of service. In 1980, Carl was honored for his efforts in improving local politics, receiving a Valor in Citizenship Award from the Good Government League of Independence, Missouri. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a past member of the Kansas City Ararat Shrine.
Carl moved to Amarillo in 1988 and was a member of Paramount Baptist Church, attending the Pastors Class until he was physically unable. Carl had a life long interest in gardening and bird watching. He maintained a registered Purple Martin Colony at his home in Amarillo. He and Dovie were also accomplished as a team working at ceramic and china painting.
Predeceased by his wife this past April, Carl’s survivors include two sons, Carl E. Jeans and wife Betty; David S. Jeans and wife Susan of El Paso, Texas. Four grandchildren, Timothy Jeans and wife Marcella of Dickinson, Texas; Kimberly Rutledge and husband Dan of Katy, Texas; Amanda Bolt and husband Brandon of San Antonio, Texas; Megan Jeans of Boston; and 4 great-grandchildren.
The family thanks the wonderful employees at Harrington Assisted Living; Ware Memorial and BSA Hospice for the loving care they extended to Carl during his time there.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Hope Fund, c/o Baptist Community Services, 701 Park Place, Amarillo, TX 79101; The Gideons International, P.O. Box 2304, Amarillo, TX 79105-2304; BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79105; or to a favorite charity.