George Darrell Jensen, 81, went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 16, 2021.
Anyone who knew Darrell enjoyed his nurturing spirit and joyful sense of humor. He was a kind, caring and genuine soul with a huge heart and an infectious smile. He had a special way of making evervone he knew feel loved. His favorite things in life were his family and farming, both of which he adored with all his heart. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family and creating laughter with his jokes, stories and made-up songs. His love of farming created a life he enjoyed and cultivated friendships that meant everything to him.
Darrell was born December 9,1939 in Houston, Texas to George and Ruth Jensen. His childhood was spent in Duncan, Oklahoma where at age 13, he joined the Army National Guard in Oklahoma. His family moved to Lamesa his senior year of high school. Upon graduating from Lamesa High School in 1957, he joined the United States Army and proudly served his country while stationed in Puerto Rico. He then returned to Lamesa and worked as a carrier for the United Postal Service.l On his route, he met the love of his life, Linda Kay Harris, and they married on January IS, 1964. He developed a passion for farming from his father-in-law, Odie Harris, that continued for the next 42 years in Martin County and he retired in 2007.
His devotion to farming lead him to serve in many different areas of the farming community. He served on the board of directors for the Flower Grove Co-op Gin in Martin County for 26 years. He also served on boards of the Lubbock Compress for 20 years, Lubbock Oil Mill for 18 years, Lubbock Plains Cotton Co-Op for 20 years and the Martin County Farm Service Agency for 13 years. His love of the community where his family lived for many years led him to serve on the Klondike ISD School Board. In all these years served, he developed many special friendships that gave him wonderful memories and great stories he loved to share.
After he retired from farming, he enjoyed traveling, reading and making beautiful custom knives that he shared with others. Time spent with all his children meant so much to him that he and Linda moved from his beloved farm community to Roanoke, Texas in 2019.
Darrell is survived by his wife of 57 years, Linda; two daughters; Kristie Keesee and husband Tony of
Carrollton, Texas and Kori Glenn and husband Matt of Trophy Club, Texas. His grandchildren Meagan Brown and husband Austen of Little Elm, Texas, Brandon Keesee and wife Cheyanne of Dallas, Texas, Kailey Glenn of Dallas, Texas and Hunter Glenn of Grapevine, Texas, and one precious great grandson, Braxton Darrell Brown. Two brothers, Tommy Jensen of Houston, Texas and Mark Jensen of Ft. Worth, Texas.
He would want to recognize some of his closest family and friends who will serve as pallbearers: Brian Harris, Barry Harris, Brad Harris, Bobby Bellows, Albert Friesen, Brandon Keesee, Hunter Glenn, and Austen Brown. Honorary Pallbearers: Melvin Harris, Burt Oaks, Daniel Cave, Kevin Cave, Jerry Webb, Alvin Harris, Rick Timmons, Monty Foster, Ronnie Payton and Don Chiles.
Graveside services for Darrell will be Monday, February 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Dawson Countv
Cemetery officiated by Mark Hackett of the Lamesa Church of Christ. Visitation for family and friends
will be held at Branon Funeral Home 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, 2021.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to American Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.
To send condolences online, please visit: http://www.branonfuneralhome.com
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