Melvin Caffey, 87

May 2, 2018

Funeral services for Melvin Caffey, age 87 of Seminole will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at West Side Church of Christ with Minister Ray Young officiating and Leo Copeland assisting. Burial will follow at Gaines County Memorial Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity.

Mr. Caffey was born August 8, 1930 in Brownfield to Naomi (Baker) and Rupert Caffey. He married the love of his life Gayle Ketchersid, on October 9, 1953 in Quanah. He was a member of the Church of Christ, and graduated from Loop High School in 1948, where he was captain of the football and basketball teams. He entered the United States Army in 1951 and served in the Korean War.

Melvin went to work for Amerada in 1953 as a construction foreman in the oilfield. He served as an elder at both Seventh Street and Westside Churches of Christ; he enjoyed taking care of the church grounds, and he always saw to it that his neighbors and friends were taken care of as well. In his spare time he enjoyed watching sports.

Melvin Caffey passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Memorial Health Care Center in Seminole. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gayle, in 2007; and two brothers.

He is survived by two sons Terry Caffey and wife Twila of Seminole, Tracy Caffey and wife Lynda of Ulysses, Kansas; one daughter Theresa Ervin and husband Jim of Lubbock; one brother Leland “Buck” Caffey and wife Paula of Lubbock; two sisters Pat Childress of Levelland, Barbara Roberts and husband Lee of Lubbock; four grandchildren Jessica Wright and husband Curtis, Shasta Long and husband Nicholas, Ty Caffey, Tacy Caffey and four great-grandchildren Mason Alan Wright, Jacob Troy Wright, Lucy Gayle Long and Caleb Michael Long.

Melvin Caffey

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