Donnie Wayne Carriker JAYTON- Donnie Wayne Carriker, 73, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Stonewall Memorial Hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Church of Christ in Jayton with burial in Jayton Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to weathersbeerayfh.com. Donnie was born August 14, 1939 at Rotan to Bennie and Katherine (Underwood) Carriker. He graduated from Jayton High School in 1957 and attended Texas Tech University. Donnie Married Patricia Elaine Gartman at Post, Texas on May 30, 1959. He was ranch foreman for O-O Ranch and Kent County Commissioner. He later was elected as Kent County Judge. Donnie moved to Austin in 1981 and worked for Texas Association of Counties. With his job, he was able to see every courthouse in the state before returning to Jayton in 2007 to retire. Donnie loved ranching and calf roping and was Junior Champion Calf Roper when he was younger. He was of the Baptist faith and later attended the Church of Christ. Donnie was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Weldon Carriker. Donnie is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Roni and Kenny Kidd of Lovington, N.M.; one grandson, Jacey Kidd; two nephews; one great-nephew; and an aunt and uncle.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Mar. 11, 2013