Robert Lee Neelley, 79, of Friona, passed away Dec. 30, 2020.
Viewing will be held from 1-8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 in the Ron Smiley Memorial Chapel of Hansard Family Funeral Home of Friona, with visitation from 5-7 p.m. Masks are highly encouraged during the visitation. Celebration of Life
Celebration of Life graveside services will be Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park of Lubbock, with Rev. Skip Hodges and Rev. Archie Echols officiating. Burial following by Hansard Family Funeral Home of Friona.
Robert was born Nov. 2, 1941 in Amarillo, to Bert and Melba Neelley. He attended schools in Hereford and Friona before graduating from Perryton High School, where he met his future wife Connie LaMaster. They married on June 1,
They married on June 1, 1960, and began their life together in Lubbock to attend Texas Tech. After graduating in 1964, he held jobs in Plainview, Friona, and Houston before making Friona his permanent home.
He was employed by Friona State Bank from 1971 to 2001. He loved working at the bank and considered his fellow employees his family.
Being active in the Friona community was important and meaningful to him, and he most recently served on the boards of Parmer County Community Hospital and the Friona Economic Development Corporation. He had many friends in the agricultural banking community at large.
He was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing and golfing with his family and friends. He was an active member of the Friona United Methodist Church. Robert’s most treasured time was traveling with Connie and spending time with his grandchildren. Robert is survived by
Robert is survived by his wife Connie; one daughter, Leigh Ann Boatman and husband Tony; two sons, Ben Neelley and wife Amanda, and Dan Neelley and wife Shanda; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother, David Neelley; one sister-in-law, Sharon Neelley; brother-in-law Joe LaMaster and wife Marva, and many nephews and nieces.
Robert was preceded in death by a grandson, Jacob Ben Neelley; his brother, Rick Neelley; and sister-in-law, Shasta Neelley.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to the Methodist Children’s Home, Wounded Warriors, or a favorite charity.
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