Donald Ray Bean FLOYDADA-Donald Ray Bean, age 84 made the transition from his earthly life to be with our Father in Heaven on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 17, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church in Floydada with Rance Young and Dale West officiating. Interment will follow in Floyd County Memorial Park. Visitation will be prior to service at the First United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore Rose Funeral Home of Floydada. Donald was born on March 6, 1933, in Silverton, Texas, to James Kirk Bean and Bessie Wade Bean. After high school, he attended West Texas State College and the Texas Technological College and graduated with a degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1956. There he met his wife, Jane Cobb Bean. Don and Jane were married on Jan. 27, 1957 in Tulia, Texas, and recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. After college, he entered the U.S. Army and served in New Jersey. In 1958 they moved to South Plains and he began farming. He continued farming for 41 successful years, retiring in 1999. They were members of the First United Methodist Church in Floydada and later Lakeridge United Methodist Church in Lubbock. He served his community on the South Plains school board, the Caprock Hospital board of directors, the Lighthouse Electric Board of directors, and the Greenlight Gas Board of directors. Don is survived by his wife, Jane; a son, Michael Don Bean and wife, Tammy of Lubbock; a daughter, Judi Bean Tzouanakis and husband, Alexander of Lexington, KY; and four grandchildren, Tyler Bean, Dylan Bean, Samuel Tzouanakis, Sofi Tzouanakis; and his brother, Kenneth Bean (Ann) of Lubbock; brother-in-law, Phillip Smitherman, sister-in-law, Bobbye Bean; and a group of wonderful nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Smitherman, and his brother, Walter Bean. He was a faithful fan of Texas Tech sports, enjoyed travel, was fascinated by farming technology and equipment across the world, and had an insatiable sweet tooth. He rescued an orphan kitten with half a tail named Annie and tolerated a pug named Buzz. The family suggests donations be made to the Southwest Parkinson's Society (Lubbock), Hospice of Lubbock, or the First United Methodist Church of Floydada. Online condolences may be made at www.moorerose.com .
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