Connie DeBord, 83, died Monday, February 4, 2013, in Amarillo, Texas.
Serviceswill be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2013, in the Hedley Church of Christ with Bright Newhouse, minister, officiating.
Interment will be at Rowe Cemetery in Hedley.
Arrangements are under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.
Connie Roger DeBord was born November 27, 1929, in McLean to M.C. “Slats” and Peggy DeBord, he was the first of four children. He lived in Collingsworth County most of his life. He graduated from Quail High School and later Texas Tech University in 1951. He married Mahdeene Barrington on December 8, 1951. He joined the service in 1953 stationed at Fort Smith, Arkansas. He served during the Korea War. In 1957, he started teaching in Hedley school systems. He taught High School science, and retired after 28 years.
He sponsored the annual, also drove the school bus, and sponsored many senior trips. He also enjoyed his hobby of ranching and farming. After retiring from teaching, he returned to his first love of farming and ranching. He was an active member of the Hedley Church of Christ, where he loved teaching class and studying the Bible. He was an active member of his community, served in American Legion Post 287, member of the Texas Retired Teacher Association, and Texas Farm Bureau. In his later years, he enjoyed giving talks to area businesses and associations. He was known for his witt, humor, and partial jokes. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, on December 2, 2011.
He is survived by 2 daughters, Connie Wilson and husband Troy and Deborah Flanary; 4 grandchildren, Cory and wife Shelley, Brad and wife Julie, Katherine and Zachary; 4 great grandchildren, Taylor, Joseph, Connor and Collin; a sister, Patricia Emerson; 2 brothers, Dewey DeBord and Jerry DeBord.
The family request memorials be sent to Rowe Cemetery Association / PO Box 266 / Hedley, TX 79237.