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Former Lamesa fire chief killed in Monday morning collision on Highway 180

Kendall F. Amos Obituary Photo (Source: Lamesa Press-Reporter) Kendall F. Amos Obituary Photo (Source: Lamesa Press-Reporter)
Kendall Amos (source: KCBD) Kendall Amos (source: KCBD)

A motorcycle rider was killed in a collision with a truck towing a semi trailer, Monday morning on Highway 180, four miles west of Lamesa. The motorcycle rider, identified as 54-year-old Kendall F. Amos of Lamesa, was the former Lamesa Fire Chief.

DPS tells us the rider was headed east on 180 when he drove on the wrong side of the road and collided with the tractor-trailer headed west.

The roads were wet and DPS tells us the Amos was not wearing a helmet.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was not injured in the crash.

Funeral services for Kendall Amos will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the Forrest Park Community Center building with Kody Lynn Amos officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Gonzales Funeral Home.

His obituary in the Lamesa Press Reporter says "Kendall was a Master Certified Firefighter the time when he was employed by the City of Lamesa. He was an EMT, had served as a reserve officer with Lamesa Police Department, insurance, informative technology tech, carpet layer, had been "Blitz" the fire safety clown, Operating Room Director and Registered Nurse at Medical Arts Hospital."

Current Lamesa Fire Chief Larry Duyck says Amos will be greatly missed by the entire Lamesa Fire Department.

"His dad was a fireman also, matter of fact he is still shown as one of our fire marshals. And so it's a family thing. especially with all of the firefighters here and especially in a small town. But he'll be missed. And when something like this happens everyone gathers around and you help each other get through that," Fire Chief Duyck said. 

"He would always like to make people laugh and like to do little pranks and surprise people with different things and he just enjoyed life to the fullest," Chief Duyck said. "He'll be missed. He was a good guy."

RELATED LINK: Lamesa Press-Reporter - Obituary for Kendall Amos

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