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Donald Mimms

September 10, 1935 — February 13, 2017

Donald Mimms


Donald Lee Mimms, 81, passed away in Lubbock, Texas on Monday, February 13, 2017. A family visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Thursday , February 16, 2017, at Krestridge Funeral Home in Levelland. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, February 17, 2017, at Cactus Drive Church of Christ in Levelland. Burial will take place at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 17, 2017, at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock.

Don was a Cotton Farmer and raised Hereford cattle, in the Pettit Community of Hockley County Texas. He married Melba Joy Thomason on April 6, 1957 in Fort Sumner, NM. They raised one daughter, Sondra Tate. She and her husband, Lynn, live in Amarillo, Texas. Don & Joy had three grandchildren; Vanda Glover of Amarillo, Texas and Husband Greg Glover and a great grandson, Gentry Glover; Karah Kellam of Aledo, Texas and Husband Jay Kellam: Travis Tate of Anchorage Alaska.

Don, born September 10, 1935 in Dickens County, Texas, was the third son of Robert Lee and Lola Mimms-Rogers. He had three brothers; Britton Mimms, Jere Mimms of Ransom Canyon Tx, Jack Mimms of Frisco, Tx and one sister; Carolyn Macon of Wichita Falls, Tx. Don was preceded in death by his parents and older bother, Britton and Sister-In-Law Bobbie Mimms.

He attended the Wichita Community School, Dickens County Schools, Robertson Community Schools and was a 1955 Graduate of Lubbock High where he was involved in the ROTC program.

Don was an active member of the South Plains and Hockley County farming communities serving on multiple boards such as the Farmers Cooperative Compress Board as an Executive Board Member, South Plains Telephone Cooperative, Hockley County SWCD, and the Levelland Area Junior Livestock Show Board. He was rewarded for his service by receiving Appreciation Awards, Conservation Awards for County and Region 1 and the ‘Farmer of the Year' Award in Hockley County.

Don and Joy were also active members of the Cactus Drive Church of Christ in Levelland, Texas where he served as a Young Married Class Teacher, Deacon, and an Elder.

Don was an energetic, outgoing personality who loved to try new adventurous endeavors. He took up snow skiing at the age of 55 as an example. His charisma led him to meet many new people and enjoyed sharing their experiences. He was dedicated to his family by instilling faithfulness and hard work as a legacy. He took the time to help friends in need when difficult situations arose.

The family would appreciate donations to be made in his honor to the Christian Children Home of Portales, New Mexico. 1356 NM-236 Portales, NM 88130.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home. (806) 897-1111

Visitation Schedule

Family Visitation
Krestridge Funeral Home
505 Austin Street
Levelland, TX  79336
Thursday, February 16, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 pm
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Service Schedule

Funeral Service
Cactus Drive Church of Christ
501 Cactus Drive
Levelland, TX  79336
Friday, February 17, 2017
10:30 am
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Burial Schedule

Resthaven Memorial Park
19th Street
Lubbock, TX
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