Dateline: September 7, 2006
Dewey “Jim” Mincey, 61, died Friday, September 1, 2006 in
Services with Fire
Department and Law Enforcement Honors, were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday,
September 5, 2006 in the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon with
Rev. Tom Garmon, Pastor, Rev. Darrell Burton, Pastor of the Martin Baptist
Church, Rev. Delmar Wiggs, Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department Chaplain,
and Rev. Danny Housh, son in law, officiating. Burial was in Citizens
Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Robertson Funeral
Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.
Mr. Mincey was born
on October 24, 1944 in Lubbock, Texas, to Arnold and Sarah Criswell Mincey.
He had been a resident of Brownfield before moving to Clarendon 27 years
ago. He married Jo Dee Vaughn on February 14, 1981, at Lubbock. He retired
as a lineman for GTE, and later owned his own handyman business. He was a
reserve deputy with the Donley County Sheriff’s Department, he had been
a lake patrol at Greenbelt Lake, was a member of the Clarendon Volunteer
Fire Department, had formerly been an EMT volunteer with the Clarendon
EMS, was an Explorer Scout, and had served as a crossing guard for ten
years for the Clarendon Elementary School. He was a member of the First
United Methodist Church, where he was the Mission Committee President.
Donley County Sheriff
Butch Blackburn expressed his deepest regrets at Mr. Mincey’s passing
and said he was thankful for Mr. Mincey’s years of service to the people
of this community.
Mr. Mincey was
preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his
wife, Jo Dee Mincey of Clarendon; six daughters, Cathie Flud of Lubbock,
Jo Ann Cline of Pampa, Elleen Hood and Georgi Housh both of Amarillo,
Samantha Hinton and Edie Mincey both of Clarendon; four sons, Dewey Mincey
of Amarillo, John Klattenhoff of Midland, Wayne Buckner and James Buckner
both or Orr City; one brother, Arnold Mincey, Jr., of Lubbock; 26
grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Buster Gray, Jerry Morris, Gerald Lane, Mike Lacy, Pat Douglass, and Bob
Honorary bearers were
the Donley County Sheriff’s Department and Clarendon Volunteer Fire
The family requests
that memorials be to a favorite charity or First United Methodist Church.
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