Dick W. Lanham, 80, of Amarillo, died Thursday, November 12, 2020.
Services are pending with Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Amarillo.
Dick was born on August 30, 1940, in Lancaster Missouri to Richard and Sue Lanham. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa and then served in the United States Air Force. He was a faithful member of the South Georgia Street Church of Christ since 2005 and became a Christian there six years ago He was a professional truck driver for over 50 years. Some of his interesting cargos were helium to the Kennedy Space Center for various NASA space flights, a medical cooler containing donated eyes the highway patrol asked him to deliver to the recipient, a retired Cobra helicopter he moved from Seattle to the Texas Air and Space Museum in Amarillo, and wreaths as part of the convoy for Wreaths Across America to remember the fallen and honor U.S. veterans across America. The last 27 years of his career were spent driving for Walmart. Walmart awarded him a custom designed truck, only he would drive, for achieving over 3 million accident free miles. He and Sherri spent the last 11 years travelling across the United States with the Texas Plains Airstream Club, and he served two years as Club President. They made many cherished friends among the club members. He was also a valued donor for Coffee Memorial Blood Bank with a recorded 147 lifesaving donations.
He married Sherri Lynn Hemme on November 24, 1961.
Dick is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, one son-in-law, and one infant son.
He is survived by his wife Sherri Lanham of Amarillo; one daughter, Marcy Hamsa of Panama City Beach, Florida; two sons, David Lanham and wife Cindy and Kevin Lanham and wife Cindy all of Amarillo; two brothers, six sisters, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other extended family and friends that were family.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the South Georgia Street Church of Christ, 5709 Georgia Street, Amarillo, TX 79107 or Coffee Memorial Blood Bank, 7500 Wallace Boulevard, Amarillo, TX 79124.