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Max Darren Motley

March 24, 1971 — August 26, 2022

Max Darren Motley, 51, passed away on August 26, 2022 in his Amarillo home.

Memorial Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at Hillside Christian South Campus, 6917 Bell St. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home.

Max was born on March 24, 1971, in Amarillo, TX, to Max Motley Sr. and June Bock.

Max attended Trinity Lutheran School, Austin Junior High and graduated from Tascosa High School in 1989. Soon after, Max moved to California for about 10 years, where he met the love of his life, Jill Lorton Motley. Max and Jill moved back to Amarillo to be near his family.

Max was a proud member of the Elks Lodge, a loyal employee of Kelley Roofing for 11 years and owner of Maximum Gutters & Siding. Not only did Max care deeply about how he looked and presented himself, he also cared about how his work would represent him and took pride in every job he did. When Max wasn't working, he could be found barbecuing with family, watching Greg Gutfield or the History Channel. Max was also a dedicated fan of the Los Angeles Angels and the Dallas Cowboys.

Max always gave everything 100%.  He was extremely passionate in all he did, from the way he loved, fought, forgave, cared, and feared.  In 2019, Max was diagnosed with Stage 4 renal cancer, which he was courageously defeating after years of treatment. He was extremely proud of all his kids and loved his family more than anything.

He is preceded in death by his father, Max Motley Sr., brothers Ronnie Motley and Verlon Bowden, niece Abigail Walling, and his beloved pet, Barney.

Max is survived by his beloved wife Jill Lorton Motley, daughter Samantha Motley, son Casey Motley, daughter Micah Motley Shedrick and husband Kewin, daughter Chloe Marmitt, and daughter Clare Motley; grandchildren Stilez, Kolby, Riot, Keeli, and Kylen; mother June Bock, sister Kathleen Moore and partner Melvin Mitchell, brother Gregory Bowden, brother Michael Motley and wife Gail, sister Michelle Motley Smith and husband Brian; and many caring nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Clare Motley Benefit Account at Amarillo National Bank.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Hillside Amarillo South Church

6901 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX 79109

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