In Memory

Clay Bogard

Clay Bogard

The Pioneer,  Vol. XVI, No. 7,  Tascosa High School, Amarillo, Texas  Friday, December 7, 1973

Sophomore Clay Bogard died Nov. 29, the victim of a freak auto-pedestrian mishap on I-40.

The accident occurred shortly after 3:30 p.m. on the highway across from the Town Crier Steak House where Bogard worked.  Bodard was reportedly on his way to work at the time of the mishap occurred.

He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.  His father Charles Bogard teaches at Bowie Junior High School.  Bogard’s mother is a teacher at North Heights Elementary School.

Survivors include: his parents; a brother Shalor; two sisters Sann and Page; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Curry Pruit and Mr. and Mrs. Neil Bogard

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07/10/16 11:32 PM #1    

Scott Roberson

Clay was a great guy. I remember many, many times playing tennis at Memorial Park with Clay & Chris Williams. We spent the summer of '73 doing practically nothing but playing tennis ...Up against a wall at Amarillo College when no court was available...anywhere we could. Clay was a master of the lob shot. Everything you hit at him, he'd return with a lob. Inevitably, I'd blow the return of the irritating lob. I don't think I ever won a single game against Clay when he imployed that strategy.

Here's Clay's 9th grade pic from Austin Jr. High.

07/14/16 05:57 PM #2    

Mike Hillin

Clay was a good friend, he was always coming up with ideas of what to do on a boring weekend. One Friday night we went to the K-Mart parking lot on Georgia Street. It had snowed about a foot and a half and the parking lot was covered in snow. We were in the Batmobile he wanted to hold on to the rear bumper of the car while I did donuts in the parking lot. He held on for quite awhile. We had a great time and thankfully no one got hurt. R.I.P. Clay

07/16/16 05:58 PM #3    

Cari Bennett (Rowland)

He was always very friendly to me.  He wrote in my last Jr High annual, can't wait for us to be Rebels.  See in you Rebel Land.

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