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John Solis – December 29, 2017

John Solis, 82, of Amarillo died Friday, December 29, 2017.
Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2018, in Llano Cemetery with military rites provided by Volleys for Veterans.  Memorial services will follow at 11:00 a.m., at First Christian Church with Barry Loving officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
John was born on August 9, 1935 in Amarillo, Texas to Isabel and Jesus Solis.  He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1955 and West Texas State University in 1970.  John was a veteran in the United States Army and had worked for Santa Fe Railroad for thirty years.
He married Betty on June 29, 1960.  Together they raised three sons.  John was very proud of his three sons.
He was a member of First Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Josephine Elizalde.
John is survived by his wife, Betty Solis, his sons, David Solis and Rhonda Rossman, Alan Solis and his wife Ivet, Chris Solis and his wife Brenda, a brother, Antonio Solis, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews and many friends.
The Solis family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of Texas Oncology as well as Linda and Liz and the rest of the staff on the eighth floor at BSA Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to First Christian Church, 3001 Wolflin Ave, Amarillo, TX 79109.
The family will receive friends from 4-5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 31, 2017, at the funeral home.


  • Daniel Martinez Posted December 29, 2017 10:10 pm

    My deepest sympathies to Betty and the family what a great man. John was always very positive and supportive of the community and especially the advancement of your youth. My God bless the soul, thanks John

  • Rudy Contreras Posted December 31, 2017 1:41 pm

    Al, and the Solis family, I am sorry for the loss you are going thru. May God comfort you during this sad time.

  • Keith Wenzel Posted December 31, 2017 4:15 pm

    To the family of John Solis,
    Although I only met you once I know the incredible legacy you left by raising remarkable children that truly have made a difference in the world. God bless you and your family.

  • Evelyn Salazar Posted December 31, 2017 4:19 pm

    Dear Ms Betty I just read of the death of your husband. I worked with you many years ago at Glenwood & am so sorry for your loss. God bless you & your family during this sad time. Love you & keep the faith! Always’ Evelyn Salazar

  • Rebecca Heredia Posted January 2, 2018 1:44 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ms.Solis and your family. Prayers for strength. God bless. Sorry for your loss.

  • Dsanders Posted January 2, 2018 11:28 am

    My deepest condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God bless,
    Margarita Ulibarri

  • Dsanders Posted January 2, 2018 11:30 am

    My deepest condolences are with you.
    God Bless
    Margarita Ulibarri

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