Douglas Wayne Zuber

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  • "Sorry for your loss of a good person..."
    - Nita Johnson-Douglas
  • "LAJuan, we are so sorry to hear about Doug. We love you...."
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Douglas Wayne Zuber MORTON-Church Service for Douglas Wayne Zuber, age 76, of Morton, Texas, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at the Whiteface CISD Auditorium with Joey Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Morton Memorial Cemetery. Doug went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in Lubbock, Texas. He was born Dec. 13, 1938 in Morton to Woodrow Wilson and Anna Marie (Smith) Zuber. He married his high school sweetheart, Lajuan Wesson in Morton on Jan. 24, 1958. Doug was a lifetime resident of the Morton and Whiteface communities. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Doug was a cotton farmer for 50 years, and received the Farm Family of the Year in 1982. His voice was well known, as he was the auctioneer for the Cochran County Livestock Sale, and other local sales for more than 40 years. He served on the Cochran County Farm Bureau board for many years and as president from 1980 to 1985. A heart for the region's youth, Doug was a proud supporter of Whiteface FFA and Cochran County 4-H, in addition to serving on the Whiteface School Board from 1983-1987. He also served on the Soil and Water Conservation District board and the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service board. He was a member of the East Side Church of Christ in in Morton. Doug, or DDad to his grandchildren and many others, was a cherished friend to many. Some of his best memories were simply spending time with his family and attending any of his nine grandchildren's activities. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Judy Autry. Doug is survived by his wife, Lajuan; his children, Barry Zuber of Lubbock, Lisa Turner and her husband, Grant of Whiteface, Texas, and Lori Pruitt and her husband, Mark of Whiteface; his grandchildren, Zach Pruitt and his wife, Stephanie of Wolfforth, Texas, Landon Turner and his fiance, Lacey Hill of Cotton Center, Texas, Lauren and Ethan Pruitt and Halee Turner, all of Whiteface, Candice and Justin Scott and Sydney and Dakota Zuber all of Lubbock; five great-grandchildren, Brik and Axel Pruitt of Wolfforth, Cooper Turner and Parker Smith, both of Whiteface, and Nevaeh Ulmer of Lubbock. Also surviving Doug are his brothers, Paul Zuber and his wife, Sue of Idalou, Texas, and Wilburn Zuber and his wife, Jody of Mineral Wells, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. The family suggests memorials be sent to the Texas Boys Ranch, PO Box 5665, Lubbock, TX 79408, the , 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or the , 3411 73rd Street, Lubbock, TX 79423. Online condolences may be made at

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Ellis Funeral Home - Morton
218 E. Washington
Morton, TX 79346
(806) 266-8855
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 11, 2015
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