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Lyndon Earl Moss

Lyndon Earl Moss

Lyndon Earl Moss

Lyndon Earl Moss, 82, of Amarillo died Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at Hillside Christian Church, South Campus, 6901 Bell St.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Lyndon was born on May 10, 1936, in Jester, Oklahoma to Calvin and Lovell Moss. Upon the death of his mother at a very young age, he was raised by his grandparents in Sayre, OK.  He worked on their farm until joining the Army in 1953. He became a sergeant in the 101st Airborne Division, a brotherhood he was proud of all his life. After his discharge, he moved back to Oklahoma where he married Ellen Oren and had two sons, Don and Joe. They all moved to Amarillo in the early 60’s.

He was in the body shop industry most of his life starting with Moss Body Shop in 1975. He was later into Harley restoration and then into the Ford tractor business. He became an expert at all the above. His passion from a very young age was dirt track racing, a sport he excelled at and continued to do until he was 70.  It was racing where he received the nickname of the Tasmanian Devil for what some deemed to be an aggressive driving style. It was also in the racing sport he met and married Cindy Proffit. Everyone that knows Cindy knows she must have been sent from Heaven. Together they spent his remaining years restoring tractors and traveling to dirt track races.  They were inseparable.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wylie C. (Lum) and Floy Durham Moss; his parents, Calvin and Lovell; his stepmother, Wynogean; and a sister, Patsy.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy; his sons, Don and Joe; a sister, Glenda Faye and husband Wes Keyes; a brother, Denney, and wife Valerie Moss; a granddaughter he cherished, Linzi and husband Hunter Scott; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5-6:30 p.m., today, Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the funeral home.

28 Comments

  • Mike and Janis Wilson Posted October 1, 2018 3:50 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  • Earl Tate Posted October 1, 2018 7:06 pm

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. I had the honor of waiting on Lyndon while I was a waiter at a local restaurant. I enjoyed so much talking with him and hearing his stories. He was a great man. May God wrap His arms around his family.

  • Deborah and Dave McBride Posted October 1, 2018 8:30 pm

    Condolences to the entire Moss family on the loss of Lyndon. Lots of great memories riding Harleys with Lyndon back in the day. There was never a dull moment when he was around. God bless the Moss family during this loss.

  • fran pitt Posted October 1, 2018 8:54 pm

    we have surely lost a great racing legend and very good man.you will be missed

  • Danny Pitt Posted October 1, 2018 8:56 pm

    RIP MY FRIEND, THANKS for the great times we had.

  • Eugene Hair Posted October 1, 2018 8:58 pm

    Our Prayers and thoughts are with his family ! Enjoyed racing with Lyndon, always a competitor and respected him as one. Always good for a conversation !

  • Chris Steward Posted October 1, 2018 11:06 pm

    Lyndon was a strong positive influence in my upbringing. A strong man that the world will miss. Godspeed Sir and we will see you on the other side.

  • Thomas Boyd Posted October 1, 2018 11:44 pm

    Enjoyed going to see his beautiful old motorcycles at his shop and meeting him through Don and my stepfather Pat Brann

  • Ricky Maddox Posted October 2, 2018 12:04 am

    Thanks for all the memories, Lyndon. You’ll be missed and remembered fondly, but Heaven awaits your Victory Lap… Godspeed. 94-ever!

  • Paul and Lavera Pierce Posted October 2, 2018 5:47 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Cindy and the family.

  • Tom Perry Posted October 2, 2018 7:06 am

    Rest in peace Lyndon. A great man and friend who will be greatly missed.

  • Paul and Lavera Posted October 2, 2018 9:02 am

    Cindy and family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

  • Charles Crawford Posted October 2, 2018 10:46 am

    Race In Peace. My heartfelt condolences to the family and fans.

  • LaVerne Miller DeVries Lewis Posted October 2, 2018 11:13 am

    Cindy my prayers are with youand all the family, God bless you all!

  • Mark Wolfe Posted October 2, 2018 1:54 pm

    One of the most interesting men I met during my time in Amarillo. God speed, old friend!

  • Michael and Lissa Schoenenberger Posted October 2, 2018 2:21 pm

    Cindy so sorry for your loss, Lyndon will be missed. Prayers for you and the rest of the family.

  • Sharon roberts Posted October 2, 2018 4:36 pm

    I’m sorry for the family’s loss. Me and my kids daddy would go to the dirt track. I was his biggest fan. My son is named Lyndon Kelly. After Mr. Moss and my husband.

  • Kyle Prell Posted October 2, 2018 4:58 pm

    Last July my Cousin Kenny Stidd Jr. saw fit to take me out to visit Lyndon and Cindy at their home. He proudly showed me, my wife and my daughter all of the tractors and trophies and momentos he had collected. I don’t know how they managed to do so much and still do it all so well. Thanks Lyndon and thank you Cindy. God bless you both.

  • Raymond Donaldson Posted October 2, 2018 6:25 pm

    Lyndon was a pioneer in the body shop industry and a mentor to the many that tried to follow in his footsteps. He will always be respectfully remembered. My condolences to Don and the entire Moss family.

  • Ronnie Black Posted October 2, 2018 7:37 pm

    Thank you Lyndon for the education and wisdom you shared with me from dirt tracking to kool old school Harleys ….. and to the entire Moss family truly sorry for your and all of our loss …

  • Tina Posted October 2, 2018 9:52 pm

    Sending my deepest condolences…..I remember this man from when I waited on him at Country Pride. I will keepnthe family in my prayers.

  • Ginger Johnston Posted October 3, 2018 5:25 am

    On behalf of the late Commander Bob Cody………the Cody family sends their condolences to the Moss family!!

  • Clyde and Kathy Ledbetter Posted October 3, 2018 9:46 am

    Cindy and family we are saddened to receive word of Lyndon’s passing. So many wonderful memories of times spent visiting with him through the years. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

  • Vicke & Jim Posted October 3, 2018 10:29 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Cindy and family!

  • Sandie Wood Posted October 3, 2018 10:37 am

    RIP! Until we meet again in Ends, IA. You will be forever in my heart

  • Kim Stater Posted October 3, 2018 10:39 am

    Sweet Cindy and Don — So sorry to hear about Lyndon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lance and Kim Stater

  • LILi Mendoza Posted October 4, 2018 2:15 pm

    Cindy my prayers are with you and the family. May he RIP

  • Gary Sooter Posted October 10, 2018 2:34 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers sent to the Moss family. God bless.

    Gary, Sheryl and Aric Sooter

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