Jess David Starkey, 80 of Sedan, New Mexico, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. MST on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at Amistad United Methodist Church in Amistad, New Mexico with Pastor Kenneth Tidmore officiating and Pastor Jeremy McMorris assisting. Interment will follow in Amistad Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. CST Friday at Beeson-Morrison Funeral Directors in Dumas. Arrangements are under the direction of Beeson ~ Morrison Funeral Directors.
Jess was born May 26, 1940, in Littlefield to Andy and Mae (King) Starkey. He was united in marriage to Lola Perky on Feb. 10, 1962, at First Baptist Church in Dumas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Johnny Starkey, Andrew Starkey and Franklin Starkey; and by two sisters, Maudie Zarkou and Naomi Christianson.
Jess is survived by his wife, Lola, of the home; daughters: Larri Jo Starkey of Amarillo, Cyndi Mireles and husband Mike of Yukon, Oklahoma, Cassie Reynolds and husband Larry of Bandera, and Davida Hale and husband Travis of Sedan; three grandchildren; two brothers: Jack Wilson Starkey and wife Denise of Lutz, Florida, and Bill Starkey and wife Jean of Orville, California; and numerous extended family members.
The family suggests, with gratitude, memorials be made to Amistad United Methodist Church, PO Box 325, Amistad, NM 88410 or The Moore County Junior Livestock Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 581, Dumas, TX 79029.