Willie Carreathers Sr.

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Willie Carreathers Sr. AMARILLO -- Willie Carreathers Sr., 89, of Amarillo, was called home, Friday, March 25, 2005, at 5:28 a.m. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Baptist Church. Pastor Grover L. Neal will be officiating. Arrangements are by Warford Walker Funeral Home. Mr. Carreathers was born in Clarksville, Texas, on Jan. 15, 1916, to Henry and Maggie Carreathers. Mr. Carreathers was a farmer in his early years. He retired from United Transport after working for 20 years. Bro. Carreathers was a faithful deacon at St. John Baptist for 30 years where he started the Benevolence Ministry. He worked diligently with the Men's Ministry, Missionary Society and the Sunday school. His favorite pastime was playing dominoes at the Senior Citizens. Bro. Carreathers loved children, his family and many friends. Mr. Carreathers married Lillian Johnson on Feb. 14, 2000, in Amarillo, Texas. Mr. Carreathers leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Lillian Carreathers of Amarillo; two sons, Henry Carreathers and wife Brenda of Amarillo and Willie Carreathers Jr., of Corpus Christi, Texas; four daughters, Carol Hodge of Albuquerque, N.M., Barbara Curry of Plainview, Texas, Edith Horton and husband Henry of Bay City, Texas, and Flora Carreathers of Corpus Christi, Texas; five sisters, Lena Strickland and husband Kirk of Wichita Falls, Texas, Dollie Ruth Carreathers of Denison, Texas, Mel Ruth Pruitt of Bryan, Texas, Tommie Bell Williams of Grand Prairie, Texas and Margaret Bell of Gladewater, Texas; two stepdaughters, Jean Williams and Felicia Mitchell of Amarillo, Texas; three stepsons, Jimmy Smith and wife Phyllis, Michael Smith and wife Debbie, all of Amarillo, Texas, and James Smith and wife Lucretia of Seattle, WA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends and a godson, Armon "PJ" Scott. Mr. Carreathers is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Maggie Carreathers; three brothers, Raymond Carreathers, Marion Carreathers and Sylvester Carreathers; one sister, Juanita Johnson; and a daughter, Willie Helen Miller. His kind words, thoughts, deeds and cherished smile will be missed by the many lives he touched. He will live on in the hearts he touched. The family will be at 2717 Palm St., in Amarillo, Texas.
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Published in Plainview Daily Herald from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2005
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Amarillo, TX   (806) 374-5206
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