Charles “Charlie” Thomas Sellers, Sr., 68, of Amarillo died September 28, 2021.
Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, October 3, 2021 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 4100 Coulter. Funeral mass will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 4, 2021 at the church. Interment will be private in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home.
Charlie was born August 3, 1953 in Hamlin, TX to Cecil and Clara Sellers. Known for his unmistakable, booming voice and larger than-life demeanor, Charlie has lived and breathed the auction and cattle trading life since he was a young child. When Charlie was 12 years old, he began driving to the San Antonio Stockyards. “We would leave at 4:00 am from Hamlin to get there in time. My dad found a big telephone book for me to sit on, so I could drive the 286 miles it took to get there.”
In 1971, Charlie graduated Hamlin High School and enrolled in Texas Tech with the intention of returning to Hamlin to go into business with his father. The Sellers have been members of the TCFA since it started in 1967. Charlie served as TCFA President in 2005 and served on the board of the National Cattleman’s Association for 12 years. Charlie, Jan and their two sons, Chas and John moved their family to Canyon in 1992.
Charlie always had a soft spot in his heart for children’s charities and conducted many live auctions for non-profits in Amarillo and across the US and Mexico. He always believed it was a blessing to be able to help so many great groups raise the money they need. Charlie was a founding member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and also served as President of the Amarillo Country Club in 2017. In 2019, Charlie donated his time as an auctioneer for 14 organizations; including the non-profit, Double Eagle Foundation in Fort Worth.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Jan Sellers on July 28, 2002; and son, Charles “Chas” Thomas Sellers, Jr on March 15, 2016.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Laura Sellers of Amarillo, TX; son, John August Sellers and wife Tracy of Fort Worth, TX; daughter, Madilyn Moran of Amarillo, TX; daughter-in-law, Sunnie Sellers of Fort Worth, TX; step sons, Brett Britten and wife Britney of Groom, TX; Blaine Britten and wife Katie of San Antonio, TX; brother, Pinky Sellers of Lubbock, TX; sister, Sue Holt and husband Tom of Granbury, TX; grandchildren, Cydney Bridges, Liz Sellers, Henry Sellers, Sloan Sellers, Hattie Sellers, Charlie Sellers, Jase Sellers, Piper Britten, Mackenzie Britten, Hayden Britten and Rafe Britten.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 3611 Soncy Rd, Amarillo, TX 79119, Evelyn Rivers Project, 314 S. Jefferson St, Amarillo, TX 79101 or ADVO Companies, 5241 S. Washington St, Amarillo, TX 79110.