Joe McLellan

  • - Lance Field

Joe McLellan FRIONA-Joe McLellan, 77, of Friona died Jan. 10, 2017. Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Friona with Jeff Procter, Minister of the 6th St. Church of Christ and Jason Daniels, Youth and Education Pastor at First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Friona Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona. Joe was born May 28, 1939, in Hereford, Texas, to Stelma Leo and Lillian Boatman McLellan. He married Loy Christian on June 4, 1978, at Oklahoma Lane Methodist Church. Joe was a long time Parmer County farmer. Known for his love of farming and ingenuity, he took great pride in everything that he did. Joe also had a passion for drag racing and will, along with his late brother Kenneth, be inducted into the Amarillo Motorsports Hall of Fame later this year. He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ken McLellan; and two sisters, Betty Louise Rector and Doris McLellan. Survivors include his wife, Loy of Friona; a daughter, Judy Fleming and husband, Andrew of Lubbock; a son, Johnny McLellan and wife, Denae of Shallowater; five grandchildren, Justin and Jenae Fleming, Landon, Macy, and Averi McLellan; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth McLellan of Friona; and numerous other relatives. You may sign the online register book at

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Friona, TX 79035
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 12, 2017