Harry Childers SEAGRAVES-Harry Childers, age 88, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at the Covenant Palliative Care Center in Lubbock. Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Seagraves with Harold Rhoades and Casey Childers officiating. Harry was born April 11, 1926, to John Corbin and Audrey Clem Ribble Childers in Baird, Texas. After the death of his parents he moved to Tokio, TX, with his stepfather, Nevel Rhoades. He was drafted into the army in early 1944 and served in WWII in the Philippines as a combat infantryman. When the war ended he transferred to the MP Corps and served as part of the occupation forces in Japan. He was present at the war crimes trial of the Japanese Emperor Tojo. Harry worked for Frontier Chemical in Denver City in 1950. He married Ouida Fleming on July 28, 1950, and started farming in the Wellman area until he retired. He is survived by his wife: Ouida Fleming Childers, of 64 years; son: David Childers and wife Jeanne of Shallowater; daughter: Cleta Childers of Ft. Worth; son: Gerald Childers of Seagraves; and daughter: Marilyn Low of Seagraves; sister: Frances Dean of Abilene; and brother-in-law: R.L. Fleming of Wellman. He was also blessed with seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephew; two special friends: Paul Stauffer and Victor Delgado of Dallas; and his two Boston Terriers: Emmy and Daisy, whom he loved and was loved by. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather; stepsister; two stepbrothers; and a granddaughter. The family wishes to say a special thank you to M.D. Anderson and Doctor Zafereo of Houston and Hospice of Lubbock for their great services. In lieu of flowers family request that donations be made to: M.D. Anderson of 1515 Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX 77030.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on July 18, 2014