Donald Edward Don McKibben LUBBOCK- Donald McKibben of Tahoka passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at the age of 85. He was born May 3, 1927 in Draw, Texas to Francis St. Patrick and Lottie Evelena (Kirkland) McKibben. Don worked as a farmer, then maintenance. He married Mary Fern Dewbre on May 16, 1953. He was of the Methodist faith. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of more than 59 years, Mary; two sons, Dexter E. and wife Vicki Ruth of Amarillo and Clint Edward and wife Annette of Lubbock; two daughters, Vicki A. Johnson of Tahoka and Cindy Lorraine Beard and husband Michael Cress of Granbury; one brother, Jerry McKibben and wife Connie of Lubbock; one sister, Shirley Reese and husband Archie of Odessa; four grandchildren, Kristel Sexton, Dallas E. McKibben, Candice Beard, and Amber Smith; 12 great-grandchildren, Hayli, Madeline, and Presley Sexton, Isobel, Emery, and Dublin McKibben, Alexis and Brayden Junior, and Colton, Josalin, Delilah, and Kreger Smith; and a dear friend, Debbie McKibben. Don was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Pat H., Warren, Joe, and Tommy; eight sisters, Ruby, Opal, Addie Pearl, Joyce, Frances, Patricia, Mary Lynn, and Kay; and one beloved grandson, Jason Edward McKibben. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2012 in Combest Family Memorial Chapel. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2012 in Combest Family Memorial Chapel with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Please celebrate the life of Don by visiting www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Nov. 24, 2012