Peter Joel Gleason
May 1, 1974 – December 17, 2018
Peter Gleason was born on May 1, 1974 in Dallas, Texas. He died on December 17, 2018 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. He moved to Amarillo in August of 1974. Only left once briefly to go to Marble Falls but missed his beloved town and returned. Good thing because it was here that Peter met his wife of almost 15 years, Pam. He was an Amarillo High Sandie before attending mortuary school at Amarillo College. Peter was a licensed funeral director for years but switched professions to become a licensed hearing aid distributor, helping his parents run Advanced Hearing Technologies for many years. Peter had recently returned to the practice of funeral directing in 2018 working for Griggs-Schooler-Gordon and Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery. Through the years Peter also worked for Pam’s Dad travelling all over to handle large parade balloons. Peter’s other loves include everything automotive. He spent much of his youth and young adult life re-building old muscle cars. Peter loved to travel, he was fortunate to visit multiple locations in France and Italy, including Rome and a private tour of the Vatican as well as Monaco. He traveled to Jerusalem to work a parade and visited many historic sites. Peter also visited Antigua, St. Maarten, St. Barts and recently Jamaica. Peter was a member and very passionate of Southwest Ambucs, an organization that provides bicycles and tricycles to handicapped children and vets. He was also very active in the Amarillo Executive Club for years. Peter loved his community of Lake Tanglewood. He served on the Board and served two terms as President. He was preceded in Death by his grandfathers Peter Darby and Robert “Bob” Gleason, sister Rebekah Gleason, Aunt Alice Gleason Odom, cousin Alyssa Saldana and “brother in law” Vic Cleveland. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Pam Trimble-Gleason, Parents Daniel and Karen Gleason, Brother Matthew Gleason and wife Virginia, nieces Georgia, Darby, and Mera all of Tulsa, OK; Father in Law Charles Trimble and wife Claudia of San Diego, brother in law Charles Trimble of San Diego, Brother in Law Christian Trimble and wife Alesha, nephews Drake, Roman, and Reid all of Frisco, TX and niece Caroline and nephew Jack Davis both of Memphis, TN. As well as his family, Peter leaves behind many, many friends and his Labradoodle Gilley. In lieu of flowers donations to Peter Gleason Benefit Fund at ANB, ProjectPurple.org in the fight against pancreatic cancer and Southwestambucs.org.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, January 5, 2019
- Fellowship, Food & Drinks Saturday, January 5, 2019
Peter Joel Gleason
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January 3, 2019
Pam, I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Peter! I had no idea until I saw the notice in the paper. I am praying for you and your family and Peter’s. I remember how you talked so fondly of him. Wish I were closer so I could give you a big hug. God bless you!