LOCKNEY - Boyce Childers, age 88, formerly of Lockney, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at the Lockney Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service at 1 p.m. at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney. Arrangements are under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney.
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Red was born on Aug. 1, 1925, in Lockney, Texas, to Walter and Malitta Childers. He served in the Army Transport Corps during World War II and was a U.S. Army veteran. He married Jo Etta Adkisson on June 18, 1948, at her home in Plainview, Texas. He farmed for 10 years in the Irick Community of Floyd County. They moved to Lubbock, Texas, in 1958. Red worked as a special agent for crop insurance companies for 22 years. He then became a real estate agent in Lubbock for 10 years.
He was a member of the Lockney Masonic Lodge #867 and the Scottish Rite Consistory of Lubbock. Red was also a member of the Kiva Temple in Amarillo, Texas.
He is survived by his son, Michael R. Childers, and his wife, Stella, of Kenedy, Texas; his daughter, Dixie E. Martin, of Boerne, Texas. He has four grandchildren, James Childers, Stewart Childers, Jena Benavente and Jay Childers. Red has nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials can be sent in Mr. Childers' name to the Lockney Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 708, Lockney, TX 79241.
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Published in Plainview Daily Herald on Dec. 27, 2013