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Jerome Maurice O'Rear III – December 31, 2017

Jerome Maurice O’Rear III, 69, of Amarillo died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 4, 2018, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Howard K. Batson officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Jerome was born and raised in Lubbock, TX and graduated from Monterey High School in 1967. He went on to attend Texas Tech University and received a degree in government. While at Texas Tech University, he was in the marching band and a member of Kappa Kappa Psi.
He worked in the financial services industry in Amarillo. Jerome was active in the Boy Scout community as both a scout leader and later served as the district leadership for the Llano Estacado Council. Jerome was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Amarillo where he served as an usher and as a Sunday school teacher for 6th grade boys for many years. He was a strong man of faith who loved his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. J.M. and Dorothy O’Rear; and a son, Gregory Jerome O’Rear.
He is survived by former wife, Jayne Riker; daughters, Allison and her husband Ben Colaw and Jennifer and her husband Sage Woolf; a son, Mark and his wife Lydia; and his grandchildren, Peyton, Grady, Vivienne, Saylor, Oliver, Emma, Quincy and Jude.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, 1208 S. Tyler, Amarillo, TX; or to Golden Spread Council Boy Scouts of America, 401 Tascosa Rd., Amarillo, TX.


  • Ruthanne Shinn Posted January 3, 2018 12:28 am

    So sorry for your family’s loss

  • Larry Wolff Posted January 3, 2018 12:04 pm

    Dear Family,
    I was shocked to hear the sad news about Jerome. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    With deepest Sympathy,
    Larry Wolff

  • Becky and John Smithee Posted January 3, 2018 2:59 pm

    Looked forward to seeing Jerome every Sunday morning at First Baptist.

  • Albert Parrot Posted January 4, 2018 12:13 am

    My deepest condolences. I was in the Texas Tech Band with Jerome, and he was my pledge little brother in Kappa Kappa Psi. He was a very good guy, and I am pleased that he did well in life.

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