Benny Harris Teafatiller, of Amarillo Texas, age 60, died on Monday January 13th, 2020.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 17th, 2020 at Messiahs House Church. Funeral arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Amarillo.
He was born on January 13th, 1960 in Tulia, Texas to Dois and Jo Ann Teafatiller. Benny graduated high school from Tulia High School in 1978. He was a graduate of West Texas A&M University where he became a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Benny went on to work for over 35 years in the banking industry. Before his passing Benny worked as an Executive Vice President of Happy State Bank and was the Senior Lender Officer. He was a loving husband to his wife Michelle Teafatiller for 35 years, he was also a loving father to three children. Benny was also a grandfather to two. Benny was an avid golfer and spent majority of his free time out on the golf course. He was also a craftsman and enjoyed wood working and building furniture. A favorite hobby of his was enjoying a good cigar.
Benny is survived by wife Michelle Teafatiller of Amarillo TX; children Tanay Teafatiller, Tye Teafatiller and Devin Teafatiller of Amarillo TX; grandchildren Teagen McKinin and Jaeda Villegas; brothers Barry Teafatiller and wife Wanda Teafatiller of Edmonson TX, Button Teafatiller and wife Jenny Teafatiller of Littlefield TX; sister Karen Howard of Amarillo TX; niece Jada Teafatiller of Amarillo TX; nephews Aaron Teafatiller and wife Kendra Teafatiller, Tanner Teafatiller of Lubbock TX, Colby Teafatiller and wife Shandel Teafatiller of Colorado Springs, CO; and one great nephew.
Flowers can be sent to Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd, Amarillo, TX 79109 or contributions to Faith City Mission, 401 SE 2nd Ave, Amarillo, TX 79101.
“Benny was my little brother, a constant in my life, someone who would always be there. I watched him grow, graduate, marry, and become a father.
I was always so proud of him and took great pride in his successes. I always valued the time we spent together, and over time he became more than my brother, he became my friend.
Today I had to say goodbye to my brother, but also to my friend. I know I will never be quite the same, but I hope and pray that his loss will make me a better person as he now watches over me.
Good bye little brother.”