Artis Allen Cain, 84, of Amarillo, passed away May 6, 2020, surrounded by his family. No services are scheduled at this time. Burial arrangements are under the direction of Cox-Rowley Funeral Home.
Artis was born in Canadian, Texas in 1935 to Frank and Bessie Cain. He attended Canadian High School graduating in 1954. While at school he met the love of his life Donna Sue Hall. After graduation he attended Clarendon Jr College. He married Donna on June 22, 1956. He began working for Southwestern Bell in 1956. In 1958 he was drafted by the US Army where he served in the Special Signal Corp stationed at Fort Huachuca, Arizona for two years where he and Donna made many lifelong friends. They returned to Amarillo in 1960 and he resumed working for Southwestern Bell, continuing to serve in the Army Reserves until being discharged in 1962. Artis held many positions at Southwestern Bell, retiring from management in 1991.
Artis loved watching his grandsons play any and all sports when they were growing up. Traveling anyplace the team went. He loved the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. Artis and Donna have been members of Paramount Terrace/Hillside Christian Church since 1983. Artis had many hobbies including being an award winning artist in both oil and acrylic media. He also loved fishing. His favorite hobby for the past decade has been drinking coffee with his buddies at Whataburger.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Donna’s parents, Marvin and Ruby Hall; his wife, Donna in 2008; two sisters, Saleta Kimbell and husband Dee, and LaFawn Osborn; her sister-in-law, Barbara Brown and husband Bill; and her beloved grandson Cody in 2015. He is survived by Chris and Leo Brewer of Amarillo; grandson, Corey Holliman and wife Lexy of Prairie Village KS; great-grandson, Austin Holliman; nephews, Dee Kimball and family, Monty and Christi Brown, Micheal, Miles and Casen, David Bellnar, Mark and Tammy Brown, Rae Ellen Brown, Trace, Wyatt and Hunter; her niece, Lee Carbone and family; and many cousins that he dearly loved. He also leaves behind his dog Domino.
The family would like to thank Ruby Slippers, BSA Hospice and Connie for their outstanding care that was provided to him. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you donate to your favorite charity.
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