Billy Jack Midkiff, 76, passed to his heavenly home on June 11, 2020 only three days after his life time friend. Bill was born on May 14, 1944 to Charlie Bill and Dorothy Lee Partridge Midkiff. Bill married his high school sweetheart on November 25, 1967 and they had fifty-three wonderful years together.
Bill loved sports and played football for the Big Dam Lobos in Cisco and at Cisco College and McMurry. He was a graduate from North Texas State University. His love for sports and kids caused him to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a teacher and coach. His first job was at Lipan Texas where he became known as “Chief.” From there he moved to Ranger Texas and then to Mineral Wells. His career span forty-three years and he retired from the Mineral Wells ISD in 2011. Bill was also an avid hunter and fisherman.
Bill was raised in the First United Methodist Church of Cisco where he learned to love the Lord and always said you show your Christianity by the way you live your life. He remained a member of his hometown church his entire life. Bill served on the Child Protective Service Board and was a member of the Brazos Gun Club.
Left behind to cherish his memories are his wife Sandra Lane Midkiff of Mineral Wells, sisters Ina Jean Midkiff and Ann Marie Midkiff of Austin. Two nephews Jason Midkiff of Austin and Colby Midkiff and wife Soraya of Sterling, Va. And a niece Kylie Midkiff Fink and husband Rusty of Weatherford, TX Great Nieces Kayla and Gracie Fink. Bill was preceded in death by his parents Charlie Bill and Dorothy Lee and his younger brother Preston Lee Midkiff.
The family expresses their gratitude to Dr. Patrick Hisel and Dr. Jay Puppala for the care they extended Bill.
Bill’s memory may be honored by a donation to the organization of your choice.
Graveside service will be Friday 10:AM June 19, 2020 at Oakwood Cemetery in Cisco. Memorial Services will follow at 2:00 PM at his home church The First United Methodist Church, 301 NE First Street Mineral Wells, Texas.
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