Charles Sidney "Sid" Bayless – January 26, 2012

Charles Sidney “Sid” Bayless, 79, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 in Hillside Christian Church Chapel with Roy Wheeler, Mike Nuthman, and Bob Schroeder officiating.  A private family burial will be held.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mr. Bayless was born Aug. 19, 1932 to Charles and Ardell Bayless in Clovis, NM and grew up in Canadian.  He earned his M.Ed. and B.B.A. from West Texas State University.
Sid was a member of the U.S. Navy, where he was stationed on the U.S.S. Valley Forge aircraft carrier, and member of the Naval Seabees.  He retired as a Commander after 25 years of service with the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Sid had a lengthy career involving both business and education, starting as a stock controller for the Diamond Shamrock Corporation.  Following Diamond Shamrock, he began work as an educator in Amarillo with the following positions:  AISD High School Chemistry Teacher, Science Department Chairman, Assistant Principal of Austin Junior High School, Principal of Crockett Junior High School, and Assistant Superintendent of personnel for AISD.  In 1978, he accepted the position of Corporate Manager for the Mesa Petroleum Company.  Before retiring, he worked as the Law Firm Administrator for Culton, Morgan, Britain & White.
Among his community involvement, he held the following positions:  Elder of Paramount Terrace Christian Church (now Hillside Christian); a member of the Fisherman Sunday School Class for 42 years; Amarillo Bible Chair member; member of Amarillo Rotary West, where he served as President; Golden Spread Council; Board President of the Boy Scouts of America; Amarillo Community Center Board of Directs; Amarillo Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Board of Directors; First Care Board of Directors; Faith City Mission Board of Directors; West Texas State University Alumni Association Board of Directors; and U.S. Naval Academy Regional Representative.
Survivors include his wife, Leta Bayless; a son, Charles Barton Bayless, and his wife Kimberley Lynette Bayless, and their children, Sidney Lynette Bayless, Gracie Belle Bayless, Charles Samuel Bayless, and Berkley Anne Bayless; a daughter, Michel Olds, and her husband Scott Olds, and their two children, Michael Olds an Cody Olds.
The family suggests memorial donations be to Faith City Mission 401 W. Second Ave., Amarillo, TX 79101-1511.

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