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403 North Austin Avenue
Lamesa, TX 79331
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Milton "Mick" Ray Earnest

September 20, 1929 - February 26, 2018

Funeral services for Milton Ray "Mick" Earnest, 88, of Lamesa will be held Friday, March 2, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Lamesa with Jim Medley officiating. Interment will follow at Five Mile Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Mick passed away Monday, February 26, 2018 at his home. He was born September 20, 1929 in Lamesa, Texas to Raymond and Vienna (Bartlett) Earnest. He married Katharine Baldwin in September 1997. They were married 20 years. He was a lifelong farmer and Southern Baptist. He enjoyed his grandkids and playing dominoes. Mick regularly stopped by Branon Funeral Home to visit, share stories, and laughs with the staff. He always brought them funny keepsakes that he made throughout the years based off of his great sense of humor. Those moments will be truly missed. Mick is survived by his wife, Katharine Earnest of Lamesa; his children, Ray Earnest and wife, Jacquelyn of Lamesa, Dorma Click and husband, Paul of Brownfield, Tommy Southall and wife, Kimberly of Odessa, Mac Southall and wife, Deborah of Boerne, and Rebecca Shelton and husband, Richard of Jourdanton; grandchildren, Joshua Sluder, Rikki Earnest, Caleb Sluder, Jaden Click, John Kelby Earnest, Dr. Taryn McGilvery and husband, Chris and son, Greyson, Trista Simmons and husband, Zachary and son, Creek, Kurt Southall, Clint Southall, Katie Southall, and Matthew Ables; sister-in-law, Edith Earnest (Bruce's wife); and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Bruce Earnest. Family suggests memorials to Buckner Children and Family Services, 129 Brentwood Ave., Lubbock, TX 79416. To send condolences online, please visit


Milton "Mick" Ray Earnest
September 20, 1929 - February 26, 2018


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