Howard L. Fike – April 26, 2012

Howard L. Fike, 80, of Amarillo, died Thursday, April 26, 2012.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 30, 2012, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Danny Mize officiating.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Our beloved Papa was born in Lillie, Texas to Aubrey Jefferson and Katie Allie Dabbs Fike.  He went to school in Quail and Wellington.  He met Treva Young in Wellington and were married 59 years and 10 months, and to this union two daughters were born, Trena and Renda.
He held an associates degree from Amarillo College in refrigeration, air conditioning and heating.  He retired from Pantex in 1994 after 35 years.  He held various award and accommodations.
Papa was an avid NASCAR fan, loved snowmobiling in Red River, NM and traveling.  His greatest pleasure involved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, one brother, and his father and mother-in-law, Tiffin and Gladys Young.
Survivors include his wife, Treva; two daughters, Trena Burson and husband John and Renda Smith and husband Blair; grandchildren, Shane Lee and wife Mendy, Brandon Massey and wife Chas, Ami Lynn and husband Jackie, Krisa Bedard and husband Mark, and Katie Cantrell; great-grandchildren, Quin, Gentry and Grayler Massey, Aubrie, Jordin and Kilee Lynn, McKenzie, and Ashton Call; two brothers, Raymond Fike and wife Shirley, and Bob Fike.
The family suggests memorials be to Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, 1317 King Street,  Alexandria, VA 22314; or to Silverton Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 250, Silverton, TX 79257.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2012 at the funeral home.
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