Don Painter, 81, of Amarillo, went into the arms of Jesus Monday, March 2, 2020. Memorial services will be 2:00pm Saturday March 14, 2020 at Cox-Rowley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dale Moreland officiating.
Don was born December 10, 1938 in Happy to Hiram and Odessa Painter. He married his sweet-heart Pat Painter in Amarillo on June 18, 1999. Growing up, Don helped his father run the Amarillo downtown bakery “Silver Grill” and paid his way through school. He had a long standing career as a sales rep. with Diamond Shamrock and also worked for Central Plains eventually becoming Vice President of sales. Don loved woodworking, and using his hands to create toys, furniture and other things for those he loved. One of his favorite hobbies was drag racing, and he enjoyed collecting cars too. Don owned several ‘57 Chevy’s and also had Corvettes. He was a member of the Corvette club where he served as editor for their magazine. Don’s family remembers him as a quiet and reserved person, always willing to lend a helping hand to those that needed him. He was very self-reliant and didn’t like to burden others. Don provided for his family, and always made sure they were taken care of.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Larry Lon, and Jimmy Joe.
Survivors include his wife Pat Painter of the home; his son Marty Painter and wife Amy; his daughter Leighann Painter Carpenter; ten grandchildren, Tanner Painter and his wife Rachel, Aaron Painter and his wife Kendall, Emily Painter, Loren Painter, Alexis Carpenter, Ryan Svahn, Reid Svahn, Krystal, Shelby, and Laci; two step sons, Michael Alvin Thompson, and Richard Dewayne; eight great grandchildren, Mason, Mia, Kenna, Esperanza, Eva, Ezra, Rowan, and Declan; Survivors also include a host of other family and friends.
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