Jerry Lee Mingus, 63, of Higgins, Texas, died Sunday, September 12, 2004 at his home after several years of complications of diabetes. Jerry was born September 14, 1940, in Higgins, Texas. He attended school in Darrouzett and Higgins. He married Paula on July 1, 1966, in Amarillo, Texas. He was a Star Mail Route Contractor more than twenty years and did part-time mechanic work. He enjoyed collecting, genealogy, arrowhead hunting, going to auctions, and visiting with his friends. He always had a joke for them.
Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, brother Joe and nephew, Sam McCelland. Survivors include his wife, Paula; 2 sons, Denny Mingus of Lubbock, Texas and Cody Mingus of Eugene, Oregon; brother, JB and wife Covette Mingus of Enid; sister-in-law, Patricia Mingus of Higgins, Texas; sisters, Linda and husband John Robinson of Wichita, Kansas, Machelle and husband Dale Summer of Arlington, Virginia and several nieces and nephews and cousins.
Graveside services were held September 16, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lipscomb Cemetery in Lipscomb, Texas with Gordon Lawson officiating. The family suggests memorials be made to the Higgins EMS. Mason Funeral Home of Shattuck was in charge of the services.
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