We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.
Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 806-372-3233 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.
Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.
Russell Marshall, a native Texan and lifetime resident, has served families for 30 years in his career of caring. A graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, Russell is a licensed funeral director and embalmer and has served in a management role for the past 23 years. He is a former board member of the North Texas Funeral Director Association and has served as a member of both the Kiwanis Club and Rotary Club. Russell is married to his wife Pam and between them they have four children.
Leigh is a Canyon native. She worked for the Randall County Court System for 13 years. She began her funeral industry career in 1996. She came to work for LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw in 2011.
Leigh raised her children Joe and Bailey in Canyon until moving to Amarillo in 2004. She enjoys being surrounded by friends and family. She especially loves visits from her granddogs. Also, she was overjoyed by adding a son-in-law Logan Tiffany to the family in July 2014 and her daughter-in-law, Tayler in August 2016. She is also the proud grandmother to five grandchildren. She has recently moved back to her home town of Canyon and married Keith Brooks in August 2015.
Leigh is a member of First Baptist Church of Canyon, is affiliated with Amarillo Republican Women and is a member of the Round Up Club associated with Amarillo Chamber of Commerce.
Office Administrative Assistant
Jeannie, who is from Amarillo, graduated from St. Mary’s Academy. She and her husband Norman have two children, Shelley Friddell Jones from Amarillo and Dr. Tony Friddell from Chattanooga, Tennessee. They have six grandchildren, Alexandra, Abigail, Olivia, Katherine, Grayson and Turner. Jeannie retired from AISD after 29 years at Wolflin Elementary School and began working in the funeral industry in 2003 after retirement. She came to work at LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw in 2012. She works in many aspects of the funeral home, loves working with all the families she meets and is able to translate from English to Spanish when meeting with Hispanic families. She is a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral where she is a Lector, Eucharistic Minister and member of the Women’s Circle. She is a member of Los Barrios De Amarillo, Amarillo Republican Women, National Council for Catholic Women, President of Diocesan Council for Catholic Women for the Amarillo Diocese and also Co-Chair for the Advisory Board for the Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center. When not working Jeannie enjoys spending her time with her family, especially her grandchildren and friends, reading, and doing volunteer work.
Frank has lived in Amarillo since 1988, where he worked for Coca Cola until his retirement in 2005. In 2007, he joined the team of TSA agents at Amarillo International Airport and retired from there in 2012. Frank has owned and operated his lawn care business since 1992 and enjoys being a private D.J. playing great country music. He and his wife Billye raised two children, Len and Denise and were blessed with four grandkids and two great grandsons.
He is a lifetime member of the VFW Auxillary and served as treasurer of the VFW 1495 Auxillary from 2004-2019. He is a sitting board member of Texas Panhandle Honor Flights. Frank joined the LaGrone Blackburn-Shaw team in 2017.
Billye moved to Amarillo in 1988 with her husband and daughter, which she considers one of the best moves ever. In 1989, she went to work for Ultra Realtors and worked there until her retirement in 2003. She, and her husband Frank, raised two fantastic kids, Len Wylie and Denise Banes. She is blessed with four amazing grandchildren and two great grandsons.
Billye is happy when she is baking and cooking. She joined the LaGrone Blackburn-Shaw team in 2017.
Del has been employed by the Carriage Services since 2011, working at both LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Home and at Schooler Funeral Home He retired from Retired Indiana Public Employees Assn. in Indianapolis, IN in 2010, moving to Amarillo to be closer to family.
He enjoys serving families, assisting them through their difficult time, with visitations, rosaries, masses, funerals and/or memorial services. He married his high school sweetheart in 1960, they have 1 son, and 1 granddaughter, both living out of state. They also lay claim to some Texas “surrogate” family members, including 3 daughters, 13 grandchildren and one precious great granddaughter. He enjoys spending time with all his family members, reading, flower gardening and also visiting with neighbors. He is very much a people person.
Del is very active in his church, Jubilee Apostolic Church and spending time with the church family.
You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.