O A Kiker
O.A.Kier.77, Retired Farmer, Dies Sunday 0. A. Kiker, 77, prominent retired fanner, died at II: 25 p. m. Sunday, June J5, in St Joseph's Hospital, where he had been 4 patient sfnce May "10. The family home is 1703 Gra- ham Street. He and Mrs. Kiker moved there 5 years ago, when his health began to fait. Mr. Kiker moved to Codings worth County in the spring ol , onto the land it Houselog that he was to farm ittitll he moved Although he was a qttiet man who was devoted fl«t; to his home, he 'also was a communi ty-minded man, and especially was he interested In education, He served on the school board at Houselog for many years. He helped to organize the Fanners Co-op Gin and served as president of Its hoard. He also was one o( those who promoted promoted the organization of the Gt«enbclt Electric Co-operative, Inc. Bom at Jacksboro July 1891, Oscar Alonzo Kiker was the son of N. L. and Emily Weir Kiker. While he was still a boy, the family moved to a farm east of Childress, where he grew up. He was married to Miss Bertha Bertha Mae Ricks on August 7, 1919, at Childress. Mr. Kiker had been a Methodist Methodist since early In life and he was a Mason. Funeral services were conducted conducted at First United Methodist Methodist Church at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday, Wednesday, with the Rev. R. T. Dyess officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens Under the direction of Kelso Funeral Home. Pall bearers were Robert Lewis, Coy Vaughan, George Scott, Robert Barjenbruch, Ralph Tennlson and Otis Emmert, Emmert, Honorary pall bearers were Robert Posey, Rufus Hays, A. L. Cartwright, Clyde Emmert, W. M. Williams, Sr., and Ernest Ernest Lewis. Survivors are his wife, Mrs, Bertha Mae Kiker; a son and daughter, Melvln Kiker of Wcll- ngton and Mrs. Kenneth (Veda Mae) Wyatt of Tulla; a brother and sister, M. M. Kiker of Oneida, South Dakota, and Mrs. ?.dward Hall of Weatherford, Texas; and 6 grandchildren.