OBITUARY

Kenneth Travis Lightfoot

April 15, 1942February 21, 2021
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Kenneth Travis Lightfoot (aka Foot or Snake), 78, of Amarillo, Texas passed away February 21, 2021. Graveside Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 26, 2021 at Memorial Park Cemetery with Reverend Jerad Middaugh officiating.

Ken Lightfoot was born April 15, 1942 in Taft, Texas. He spent his childhood and teen years in Floydada, Texas. After graduating high school, Ken married Gayle Kendrick, December 7, 1961 and they were married 51 years before Gayle joined the Lord in 2012. Ken and Gayle lived in Pampa, Texas before moving to Amarillo and had two children. Ken worked for Bell Helicopter for several years before retiring. Ken took great pride in his family, kids, and grandkids. Ken loved dogs, fishing, playing cards with friends, and family activities. Ken and Gayle passed on their strong faith in Christ to their children.

Visitation will be held at Memorial Park Funeral Home (6969 I-40 East) on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 4 - 8 pm. A graveside service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm.

Ken was preceded in death by his wife, Gayle, his father, William, his mother, Letha.

He is survived by his daughter Tonya Eddy (Kurt) of Temecula, CA, son Kelsey Lightfoot (Stacey) of Salida, CO and son Druston Chidester (Amber) of Amarillo; sister Nita Carmack of Amarillo, brother Mike Lightfoot (Bonnie) of Grand Junction, CO; grandchildren, Josh Eddy, Jaden Eddy, Kambry Lightfoot, Autumn Chidester, Cory Chidester and Bryce Chidester.

Services

25 February

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Memorial Park Funeral Home

6969 I- 40 E.
Amarillo, Texas 79118

26 February

Graveside Service

2:00 pm

Memorial Park Cemetery

6969 I- 40 E.
Amarillo, Texas 79118

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Charles Holland

February 24, 2021

Growing up we called him Kent. He was an extremely valued member of Floydada High School Class of 1960, I have said that Ken (sometimes "Foot") as we learned to call him may have been the best human in our class. He certainly cared deeply about each of us and showed that in many ways. I know, personally, that it really felt good to be loved by him. He truly related to people as a (the person without sin cast the first stone) Jesus of Nazareth example. The men of our class annually had what we called a Cyber60 Campout and Ken was always there. He organized and led our annual Poker Tourney at the outing. Because of his skill, we would not let him participate except to deal. Yearly he gave trophies for the past years winner. His speech at presentation was anxiously anticipated because it was always affirmingly humorous mentioning the best played hands, bluffs and mistakes. We all wondered "How did he know what the cards were in our hands?". Also, at those outings we had a moving retirement of American and Texas flags, he considered them sacred and his reverence was noticed and appreciated. A common statement at the campout was "Where is Ken? and another would say, "You know where he is, 'fishing'!" Ken was a family man, a great husband and father. His wife Gayle, kids and grand kids each, knew they were special and were very thankful to have him in their family. Lots of people that I know were grateful for his friendship and recognized that we were just a few of the many whom he called friend. Ken, I will carry you with graditude in my thoughts until I join you.

Carolyn Wilson

February 23, 2021

I am very sorry for your loss. Kent was a school classmate as well as a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Melody & Jerry Gonzales

February 23, 2021

We are so sorry about Kenneth, it was quite a shock to us. We always remember the cruise we all went on and how much fun we had.

Brad Riffel

February 22, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. I’ve just known him for the last two or three years but considered him a good friend. He was an avid Texas Longhorn fan as I am. He will be missed.

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