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Viewing for Dr. Donald R. Beerwinkle, age 80 of Earth, TX, is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Parsons Ellis Funeral Home in Earth. The family will be present at the funeral home for visitation from 4 p.m. until 6 pm., Wednesday. Don died Monday, March 16, 2020 in Lubbock, TX. He was born Oct. 7, 1939 in Bell County, TX to Ruben and Esther (Hass) Beerwinkle. He married Pat Nickols in Pampa, TX on July 10, 1964.

Don graduated from Belton High School in 1958, received his Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, and his Master’s from New Mexico State University. Don taught at West Texas State University from 1964 until 1979, and received his Doctorate from The Ohio State University. From 1982 until 2010, he was a managing partner for Estacado Industries Sheep Feeding Division. Don continued to farm and ranch the last 10 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Don is survived by his wife, Pat; son, Si Beerwinkle and his wife, Alison of Earth; two daughters, Shelli Beerwinkle of Hereford, and Staci Smith and her husband, Jay of San Angelo; sister, Linda Birch of Borger; four brothers, Kenneth Beerwinkle of College Station, David Beerwinkle of Moffatt, TX, Larry Beerwinkle of Wills Pointe, TX and Dale Beerwinkle of Hydro, OK; six grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren.

The family suggest memorials be sent to the Earth Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 274, Earth, TX, 79031.

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