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Leonard Broyles Hightower
September 6, 1937 ~ May 18, 2022 (age 84) 84 Years Old
Leonard “Bo” Hightower 84, of Amarillo entered into the gates of Heaven on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. A private graveside service was held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 under the direction of Cox-Rowley Funeral Home. Bo’s story began on September 6, 1937 in Tell, Texas. He was born to his parents, Theodore and Pauline Hightower. He graduated from Childress High School in 1956. Bo met the love of his life, Kay Ferrel, at the Cyclone Drive- In located in Memphis, Texas. On October 10, 1959, the couple were married in the First Baptist Chapel in Memphis, Texas by Fern Miller. Their love story would evolve, two children would be born Darrell and Mendy, and their life together would span over the next sixty two years. In 1965, Bo moved his family to Amarillo. He worked as a dock foreman for Curry Freight Lines for 36 years. Within those year’s the company changed names several times. Bo respected and grew lifelong friendships with several of the men he worked with. Often they would meet on Saturday’s for breakfast just to catch up.
Bo never met a stranger, he was always willing to help anyone in need. After retirement he decided to let the country boy come alive again while he ran cattle and farmed his acreage in Childress. Bo loved to fish and make time to try his luck at the casino. (Which he usually won to pay for the trip). Bo was a loving and caring man always giving his time to others. As a husband Bo loved Kay unconditional, as a father his kids had the perfect role model that prepared them for life.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Bo is survived by his wife Kay; his son Darrell of Dallas, TX also known as “Ding-a-ling” and his daughter Mendy of Amarillo also known as “Dog Face”. Bo typically had nicknames for family and friends.