Rev. Mr. Darris D. Linder

d-linder-obit-picSLATON-Rosary services for Darris D. Linder, 74, of Slaton will be 6:30 PM Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 in St Joseph Catholic Church. Celebration of life service will be 10 AM, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 in Slaton’s St. Joseph Catholic Church with Co-Celebrants Rev. Chacko Thadathil and Rev. Monsignor Nicolas Rendon officiating. Burial will follow in Englewood Cemetery under the direction of Englunds Funeral Service of Slaton. Darris was born Oct. 3, 1942 in Austin, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents Audie and Margaret (Farmer) Linder and his step-mother, Betty Jean Linder. Darris passed from this life Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. Darris married Jeanette Ann Buxkemper on September 30, 1961 in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Darris moved to Slaton with his family in 1952. He graduated from Slaton High School and attended Draughn’s Business College. He worked for Wendels, Montgomery Wards, J.C. Penney’s, Radio Lab, Tersco, and Professional Electronics. He retired in 1997. He became Administrator for Mercy Center in 1981 and Director in 1997, retiring in October of 2015. Darris and Jeanette began Mercy Manna in Slaton in 2003, a ministry that distributes food and clothing to hundreds in their local community every month. He was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was ordained a Deacon in October of 1977. Darris was a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, a member of Ministerial Alliance, active in Walk to Emmaus from 2000 to 2013 participating in over 60 walks. He is a past member of Lions Club and had served on the Slaton City Council. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Jeanette, son Monty and wife Monica Linder, daughter Cheryl Linder-Murra, all of Slaton, son Toby and wife Teresa Linder of Dallas, TX, and son Darius and wife Stacey Linder of League City, TX, five grandchildren, one great granddaughter; brother Wayne and wife Linda Linder of Lubbock; in-laws, Joe and Eunice Lee Schilling of Amarillo and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Mercy Manna, 755 South 20th, Slaton, TX 79364 or donate electronically via PayPal to

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