James Ray Daniel – April 28, 2011

James Ray Daniel, 86, retired architect and engineer of Amarillo, died on Thursday, April 28, 2011.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2011 in the sanctuary of Polk St. United Methodist Church with Reverend Kevin Deckard, Associate Pastor, officiating.  Private burial will be at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mr. Daniel was a life-long resident of Amarillo.  Ray, and his twin brother, Rex, served as the mascots for the Amarillo High School football teams from 1928-1930.  They were sophomore lettermen on the 1940 State Championship Team and Co-Captains in 1942.  In 1949 he graduated from the University of Illinois after attending Pomona College and Harvard University during his military years.  He served his country in the United States Air Force for 37 months during World War II.
Ray’s architectural career in Amarillo spanned over a 50 year period and he was a founding partner in the firm of Hannon, Daniel and Dickerson.  Some of HD&D’s notable projects included: Amarillo Civic Center, First National Bank, Bank of the Southwest, Amarillo International Airport, American Quarter Horse Museum & Headquarters, and Amarillo Garden Center.  Additional new construction and renovations also included Northwest Texas Hospital, High Plains Baptist Hospital (BSA), and numerous AISD and Amarillo College projects.
Ray was a member of Polk Street Methodist Church.  He was a member and served as President of the Amarillo Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and a member of Tascosa Country Club where he served as Vice President of the Board of Directors.
Survivors include his wife Marilyn of 61 years; a daughter, Patty Stoltz and husband Mark of Midland; a son, Jim Daniel of Amarillo; two grandchildren, Mark and Kristen, and four great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorials to Polk Street Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St., Amarillo, TX 79101; BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79105; or to your favorite charity.
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Leave online condolences at www.boxwellbrothers.com.

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