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Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors

5400 Bell Avenue, Amarillo, TX

OBITUARY

Marshall Ray York

May 26, 1939September 14, 2020

Marshall Ray York, 81, of Lake Tanglewood passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.

A celebration of Marshall’s life will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 2pm in the Lake Tanglewood Church, 106 Lake Tanglewood Dr with Roger Hubbard officiating. Casual dress and if you have OU shirts, please wear them. Boomer Sooner!!!! Services are in the care of Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Directors of Amarillo. You may watch the service via our live stream at www.facebook.com/griggsschoolergordon.

Marshall was born in Amarillo on May 26, 1939 to A. B and Evelyn York. He attended Elizabeth Nixon Junior High, and the old Amarillo High School, graduating and earning a scholarship in football to Oklahoma University; becoming Captain of the team while playing for Bud Wilkinson. In 1960, while playing for the Sooners, his younger brother, Tommy also on a scholarship to the University of Texas, played against each other in the Red River Shootout at the Cotton Bowl.

While attending OU, he married the mother of his two sons Greg and Randy. After finishing college they moved back to Amarillo where Marshall went to work for Air Speed Oil Company. While working at Air Speed, he and his brother Tommy bought their Dad’s tire business and moved York Tire Company to 10th and Fillmore. Marshall bought Tommy out and York Tire eventually extended to Lubbock, Clovis and Hobbs, New Mexico. Marshall retired in 2012 as his health began to fail.

In 1980, Marshall married Renee Tuch, and they spent 40 years together, working, traveling and living a wonderful life at Lake Tanglewood, which Marshall dearly loved. He served on the Board for 14 years and was instrumental in the acquisition of the new 9th Hole Golf course, the water rights for the lake and ownership of their property instead of a 99 year lease.

Marshall was such a giving man. He helped his family, and his employees and countless others in so many ways; monetarily and with his wonderful sense of humor and encouragement.

Marshall was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jack.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Renee, his two sons, Greg and wife Dondra, Randy and his wife Jodi, Granddaughters, Allison York, and Kaytlin Mellenbruch and husband Dustin. Grandsons, Jason York and Jacob York and wife Brittany and great grandchild, Avery; Sisters, Kathleen Wade, Jeannette Angel, brother Tommy York, many nieces, nephews, cousins, special OU friends, and numerous fur babies.

The family would like to thank BSA Hospice for their care of our beloved Marshall. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to Lake Tanglewood Fire Department.

Services

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
26 September

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Lake Tanglewood Church

106 Lake Tanglewood Dr
Lake Tanglewood, Texas 79118

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Jeffrey Rich

September 17, 2020

Im so sorry to hear the passing of Mr York. I'm sending my condolences to the york family. I was a former tire tech at your Clovis store. Thank u for the opportunity to work there and with my store manager mickey hamilton. Sending love and prayers to yall. All the way from SNELLVILLE GEORGIA

Carolyn Garrison

September 16, 2020

Marshall was instrumental In my application being presented to The Board of Directors at the lake for employment. I was always welcome in his home. Spent several times caring for their pets while he and Renee traveled. Always treated me with respect, kindness and genuine care. He had an unmistakable laugh and smile that would light up a room He will be missed for sure. His wife and family will miss a great man RIP Marshall

Paula Boyd

September 16, 2020

Millie Bingham

September 16, 2020

I was fortunate to be a friend of Marshall’s and was trusted with their fur babies when he and Renee traveled. RIP Marshall, loved you lots 🙏🏼♥️🥰

Reba Sue (Barker) Hall

September 16, 2020

First of all, I'm from Oklahoma so when I heard Marshall Ray was coming to Oklahoma to play with my Sooners, I was thrilled! I even got to see him play live once!!

I used to go to Amarillo every year to visit my York family. Aunt Evelyn was an excellent cook. One evening she fried 3 chicken. The platter traveled once around the table and came back empty. Boy, those York boys could clean a platter!

Phyllis Allison

September 16, 2020

Everytime I visited Marshall Ray while in the hospital, he had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye! No matter how he felt, that smile and laugh was still there. He was always wanting us to get together. I love Marshall Ray!

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