James “HENRY” KILE
Henry was Past President of SBOA/TASO Basketball and a District Director of SFOA/TASO Football.
James M. “Henry” Kile, 87, of Amarillo, died Saturday, January 30, 2016. Services will be at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Hillside Christian Church West Chapel, 6100 S. Soncy, with Danny Fulton officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Military rites will be by DAV Chapter 26. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
James was born on June 5, 1928, in Hagerman, New Mexico to Ben and Willie Kile. He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1946. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Texas Westlyn College and a Master’s degree in education from West Texas State. His career included four years of military service with the United States Army and 42 years with Amarillo Independent School District where he served as a teacher and coach. He offered a lifetime of service as an advocate of youth athletics, sports official and mentor to young people. He served on numerous boards and committees promoting primary and secondary education, amateur athletics, global citizenship, and various non‑profit charities.