Michael Everett Bland, 71, of Amarillo, TX passed away on February 1, 2021.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 6, 2021, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Michael was born in Quanah, TX on May 18, 1949, to Everett A. and Edia Bell Bland. In 1964, his family moved to Amarillo where he attended and graduated from Tascosa High School in 1967. He studied drafting at Amarillo College and then was called to service in the United States Army achieving the rank of Sergeant. He trained paratroopers at Ft. Lee, Virginia.
On August 7, 1971, Michael married Sharon Denise O’Tanger and had 2 beautiful daughters. He worked at Amarillo Bricklaying as a foreman for Gene O’Tanger before starting his own bricklaying business. He built homes throughout the Texas Panhandle. In 1988, he began work for Hastings Books, Music & Video as the Construction Manager remodeling and building new stores all over the United States.
He was a member of the Palo Duro Lodge #1239 and Khiva Shrine Temple, Patrol Unit and was Patrol Captain.
He enjoyed golf and other shenanigans with his best friends Russell and Joe, making furniture, and spending time with his girls that he loved and adored.
He was preceded in death by his father, Everett A. Bland; mother, Edia Bell Bland; his wife of 45 years Sharon; and favorite furbabies PD and Marley.
He is survived by daughters, Robyn Hines and husband Randy, and Amanda ”Mandy” Bland, all of Amarillo, TX; sister, Mickey Wilson, of Fairview, TX; brother, Mark Bland and wife Shelli, of Garland, TX; and sister, Kathy Jack and husband Kent, of Friona, TX; 6 nieces, Machelle, Missy, Molly, Lindsey, Katie, and Kristie; and 1 nephew, Toby.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Khiva Shrine Temple, Gracie’s Project, or a charity of your choice.
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