Carroll Dean “Bo” Bozarth, 88, of Amarillo, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday July 4, 2021. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Thursday July 8, 2021 at Cox-Rowley Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Griffin officiating. Bo will be available for viewing on Wednesday July 7, 2021 from 2:00 – 8:00 PM. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on that same evening from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of Cox-Rowley funeral home.
Carroll Dean “Bo” Bozarth was born April 5, 1933 in Pampa, Texas to Elben N. Bozarth and Clara Ann Bozarth. He was the first born of 3 children. He was extremely curious, adventurous, and loved learning about everything. This led him to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, of which he was so proud. The life skills he learned served him well all his life. He lived and believed in fairness and honesty. He Graduated from Pampa High School in 1952. Upon graduation he joined the United States Marine Corps., and proudly served in Japan and the Korean War. He loved serving his country and planned to retire from the Marines. Unfortunately an injury prevented him from doing that, so his plans changed.
He worked for Bell Helicopter for 22 and a half years as a Bonder, Mechanic, Union Representative and then General Foreman. He loved working there, but when it closed suddenly, he had to change plans again. He then became a prison guard at TDCJ – Clements Unit until he retired. He continued working with Clements through the prison ministries. Bo became a mason during these years. He was a talented artist, and spoke German, French and some Spanish. He loved to suddenly talk in another language (especially if he was mad) and watch people’s expressions. He had a great sense of humor.
Bo met and married his soul mate, Judy Wade in 1974. They were inseparable. It was said by many, if you saw Judy, you saw Bo. They loved being together and enjoyed a full life of camping, fishing and boating. They loved to dance, especially waltzing, and square dancing. For several years they enjoyed buying and renovating old houses and renting to many nice people. They were especially proud of being active members of Second Baptist Church in Amarillo since 1987. He sang in the choir, played Bells, and was a member of the Good News bearers. Bo just loved people especially his church family. He loved serving as door greeter and also as Usher each Sunday.
Bo and Judy never tired of being together, and enjoying the life God blessed them with. They hoped for many more years together, and recently celebrated 47 years, but age and health can change these plans also.
Bo was preceded in death by his father and mother, his brother, Darrell Bozarth and Brother in law Gary Hickam. He is survived by his wife; Judy Ann Bozarth of the home; one daughter, Mary Ellen Loven and husband Lonnie of Amarillo; two sons, Larry Dean Bozarth and wife Pat of Amarillo, and Randy Wade and wife Janice of Snook, Texas; one sister, Darlene Wren and husband Trueitt of Kingsland; two sister in laws, Peggy Bozarth of San Angelo and Brenda Hickam of Amarillo; 4 grandsons, one granddaughter, and 5 great grandchildren; He had a special love for his nephew David Hickam and niece, Angie Vences. He also leaves behind many close friends he loved like family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to The Hope and Healing Place, 1721 S. Tyler Street Amarillo, TX 79102. https://www.hopeandhealingplace.org/donate/
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