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Herman "Tex" Childers


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Herman "Tex" Childers Obituary
August 8, 1933 - April 27, 2017 Herman Lewis 'Tex' Childers passed away in his own home in Simi Valley, California, Thursday morning, April 27, 2017 at the age of 83 after a prolonged illness. Tex was the youngest son of fifteen children, born August 8th, 1933 in Tamms, Illinois, to Stephen and Effie Mae Childers. Funeral Services will be held at Reardon Mortuary on Saturday, May 6th at 10:00 am (2636 Sycamore Dr., Simi Valley, CA 93065). He is survived by his oldest brother William Joseph (& Sue) Childers of Azle, Texas and leaves behind his wife Linda of thirty-three years, son Brian of Washington, daughter Karen (& James) Millard of Pomona, CA, son Greg (& Janice) of West Hills, CA, son Don (& Sonia) of Simi Valley, as well as three stepchildren Lawrence (& Kim) Hoppis, Scott (& Alisa) Hoppis of Phoenix, AZ, and Elizabeth Hoppis of Chandler, AZ; eight grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. He was strong of body and mind, raised working with his father, a mechanic on the B & 0 Railroad, and a mother of Cherokee descent who passed away when he was only 12 -- after which he came to California at the end of World War II. Following high school he served in the Army at Ft. Lewis, Washington, during the Korean War where he further advanced his mechanical aptitude, married twice and worked as a machinist and master mechanic. He worked for SCRTD until his retirement as a Mechanic A. Following his Father in Heaven, he was a helpful problem-solver and often carried people out of troubles into better lives. His advice was sound and given with feeling and love. He was a good father, loving and loyal husband and best friend and advocate to many. He has gone Home and we will all miss him very much and hold him in our hearts and minds forever.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on May 4, 2017
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