Hal Kennedy Ken Muldrow BROWNFIELD - Ken was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, on December 11, 1938, to Al and Vera Muldrow. He moved to Brownfield, Texas, in 1945. He graduated from Brownfield High School in 1957 where he played football, and then went on to the University of Oklahoma where he was in the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He also played football his freshman year under Bud Wilkinson. After earning his business degree from O.U., he obtained his law degree from the University of Texas in 1964. He married Rita Goodpasture, whom he had known since the first grade, on October 10, 1964. They were married for 49 years. They spent two years in the army at Fort Lewis, Washington, where he attained the rank of captain. They came back to Brownfield in 1966, when Ken went to work for Goodpasture, Inc. In 1972, after the death of his father-in-law, Grady Goodpasture, he took over as CEO. He remained as CEO until his retirement in 2004. Ken had a son Grady, born in 1966, a daughter Tara born in 1967, and a daughter Megan born in 1978. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and was a Shriner. Ken also spent 12 years on the Brownfield school board, was chairman of the board of Brownfield State Bank, Chairman of the board of American Plant Food, one of the original members of Bid Corp in Brownfield, and on the board of the Terry County Airport. Ken loved the Oklahoma Sooners football team. He was an accomplished pilot who flew single and multiple engine airplanes all over the United States. He enjoyed hunting and especially loved fishing. Ken loved to travel. He and Rita traveled all over the world and the U.S. Ken is survived by his wife, Rita Muldrow; son, Grady Muldrow and his wife Molley; daughter, Tara Muldrow and husband Bob Sechler; and daughter, Megan Dorfner and husband Aaron. He is also survived by grandchildren, Alex and Oscar Muldrow, Hudson and Grant Sechler, and Gavin and Reese Dorfner, and a brother, Mont Muldrow. Burial will be at Terry County Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Brownfield, with Rev. Ruby Moultrie officiating. Donations in Ken s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Brownfield, TX. 1004 E. Broadway.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on May 13, 2014