Charles Arthur “Art” SoRelle, 56, of Amarillo died Sunday, June 10, 2012.
Memorial services will be at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church, 1100 S. Harrison with Dr. Murray Gossett officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Art was born on Sept. 28, 1955, in Canyon to Charles and Polly SoRelle. He graduated from Dumas High School in 1974. He attended Texas Tech and West Texas State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology. He completed professional truck driver training in 1987, becoming a cross-country driver and later owning his own rig, hauling both local and nationwide. In 2009, he received certification in aerospace manufacturing/aviation maintenance. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Amarillo.
After doing a college research paper on geodesic domes, he was inspired to build one as his home, which he completed between trucking jobs, doing most of the construction himself.
Art loved music, snow skiing, motorcycles, and spending time with friends and family. He played drums for several local bands in his younger years, and later in life, loved having jam sessions with friends. During his college years, he took spring semesters off to work the late shift at a ski resort in Steamboat Springs, CO., enabling him to spend every morning skiing.
Survivors include his mother and father, Polly and Charles SoRelle of Amarillo; a sister, Jan SoRelle of Amarillo; a niece, Kelly Ravestijn and husband Wilco, of Plano; a nephew, Seth Woolsey and wife Kristin of Amarillo; an uncle, Bill Caperton of Espanola, NM; two great-nephews, Nico and Koen Ravestijn of Plano; and many special cousins and close friends.
The family suggests memorials be to BSA Hospice Olivia’s Angels, 600 N. Tyler St., Amarillo, TX 79107, or to First Presbyterian Church, 1100 S. Harrison, Amarillo, TX 79101.