OBITUARY

Charles E Krizan

May 1, 1940December 16, 2020

Charles Edwin Krizan, 80, of Amarillo passed away on December 16, 2020. There will be a viewing at Memorial Park Chapel located at 6969 E. I-40 on Sunday, December 20, 2020 from 12pm-5pm and a graveside service at Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 2:00pm with Cecil Burch officiating.

Charles was born in Amarillo, Texas on May 1, 1940 to Edwin and Katherine Krizan. He married his wife Marrion on July 28, 1959 and they were married 61 ½ years. Charles was a dedicated Christian and attended North Amarillo Church of Christ. He made his career in the Navy and retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer after 23 years of service. Charles had a passion for talking with people all over the world on his ham radio and his radio handle was K5KBV. He also enjoyed fishing with his grandkids and taking them on trips, helping his grandson work on his race cars, and decorating his house for Christmas every year even winning for “most decorated house”. Charles was a devoted man of God and traveled to several foreign countries as a missionary and touched people’s hearts and lives wherever he went.

Charles is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Kelly, one sister, and two brothers.

He is survived by his wife Marrion of 61 years, his son Joseph and wife Stacy, seven grandchildren: Kenzey and husband Erik, Justin, Jowell, Braeden, Chance, Amber and husband Tyler, and Jenna; and six great-grandchildren: Leif, Kyleigh, Kelby, Stetson, Bowen, and Talan.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chance Krizan, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Braeden McLeland, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Justin Greer, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jowell Holman, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tyler McElreath, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Erik Boissenet, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 20, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, December 21, 2020

Memories

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John Laur

December 20, 2020

Ed, I will always remember you, my friend, for your passion to learn, to teach, and to serve others. My deepest sympathy to your family and all those whose lives you touched and who cared for you.

John K5IT

Sam and Tracy Cunningham

December 19, 2020

We were so very sad to hear about Charles passing. Please know that you all will be in our thoughts and prayers. He was a great Christian man and we feel so blessed to have known him.

Sheana Snow

December 19, 2020

Uncle Charles was a great man, and definatley a handy man. I remember one year we got to ride in a dune buggy with him. It was scary and fun all in one. Prayers for the family.

Lynn Fleetwood Smith

December 19, 2020

I was so sad to hear this. He was a sweet and kind man.
Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends. Lynn

Tracy Lewis

December 19, 2020

Sorry to hear of your loss.

KI5GZE

Kay Nelson

December 19, 2020

This is a picture of our family when we visited our Aunt Flora and Uncle French Gentry in Fort Smith, Arkansas. As children we had quite a bit of differences, but managed not to kill each other. My brother, Charles was one who like to take things apart and put them back together. There were a lot of things we did as kids that only the Good Lord Jesus kept us from a lot of danger....like the time we found puppies 2 blocks east of our home and brought them home. We had to put them back because they were coyote pups. It is a wonder the mom wasn't around.

Wendy Staetz

December 18, 2020

Thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. God speed sir!

Kasia Bledsoe

December 18, 2020

So sorry for your loss! Charles was a sweet man!

Darrell and Sharon Hutton

December 18, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to the Krizan family. Darrell and Sharon Hutton

Tom and Diana Bolton

December 18, 2020

We were so sad to hear about Charles. Sending you our deepest sympathy

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