I am a Veteran.Ted L. Dockery
September 7, 1941 - July 24, 2018
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Funeral services to celebrate the life of Teddy (Ted) L. Dockery, of Lubbock, will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the Broadway Church of Christ, Lubbock, Texas. Officiating will be Joe Barnett, Bill Starcher, and Rodney Thomas. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park next to his parents and under the direction of Combest Family Funeral Homes of Lubbock. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018 with the family receiving friends 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Venue on Broadway. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Broadway Church of Christ with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He died Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Lubbock.

Ted was born September 7, 1941, in Paris (Lamar County), Texas to Ted L. and Nora Edna Parker Dockery. Ted was a lifelong Texan. He moved from Blossom, Texas, to Grassland (Lynn County), Texas in 1948 with his parents after finishing his first-grade year in Blossom Elementary School. He attended Grassland Schools through the sixth grade and graduated from Tahoka High School in 1959 as an honor graduate. He graduated from Texas Technological College in 1963 with a degree in Accounting and entered the U.S. Army in November 1963. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving in Vietnam in 1965. After he was discharged from the Army, he went to work for Wilson ISD as a sixth-grade teacher and started to work on his teaching degree at Texas Tech. He was promoted to Principal of Wilson Elementary School in 1970 and served as principal for 20 years. He received his Master's in Education in 1973 along with administrative certification. He was named Elementary Principal of the Year for the State of Texas in 1978-1979. Ted went to work for Region 17 Education Service Center in 1990 and retired from the service center in 2003 after 38 years in education. He was a long-time member of the Broadway Church of Christ.

He was a life member of Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association serving on various state committees, past president of District XVII TEPSA, member of ASCD, TASCD, WTASCD, member and past president of Phi Delta Kappa, and a member of International Reading Association. Army medals that Ted earned in the U.S. Army included the Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Armed Forces Service Medal.

After retiring he was active in the community doing volunteer work (Covenant-Lakeside Hospital Auxiliary), consultant work for schools, and was an active member of Broadway Church of Christ working with the shut-in ministry, prison ministry, Pathway and Carpenter's Church. He also worked as a funeral assistant at Resthaven Funeral Home for eight years.

Survivors include four brothers, Bill of Wolfforth, Steve and his wife, Pat, of Paris, Texas, Joe and his wife, Jan, of Wolfforth, and Jerry of Lubbock. He is also survived by 13 nephews and nieces; 24 great nephews and nieces, and 10 great-great nephews and nieces. Other survivors include aunts, Johnye Smith of Longview, Texas, Lucille Parker, of Lubbock, Hahn Knutsen of Merced, California, Dorothy Benson (Ronald) of Atlanta, Texas, Sue Grubb of Trinidad, Texas, and Cynthia Harrison (Ken) of Mount Vernon, Texas; uncles, Charles Parker (Bettie) of Mt. Vernon, Texas and Paul Parker of Garland, Texas; and numerous cousins and friends.

Pallbearers will be Steven Dockery, Dewayne Dockery, Craig Dockery, Wayne Dockery, Gary Trammell, Daryl Townsend, Jeremey Trammell, Billy Carter, Bradley Dockery and Dillon Carter. Honorary Pallbearers will be David and Virginia Demic, Madalyn and Ricky Maddox, Becky and Wendall Decker, Vickie and Carl Luckenbach, and David and Laurie Doyle.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Ted's favorite charities, Pathway, Inc., Pathway, P.O. Box 270903, Corpus Christi, TX 78427-0903, The Children's Home of Lubbock, P.O. Box 2824, Lubbock, TX 79408, LCU Drama Department, C/O Dr. Laurie Doyle, or to your favorite charity.

Ted L. Dockery
Visitation Schedule
Venue on Broadway
2202 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Friday, July 27, 2018
1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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Family Receiving Friends
Venue on Broadway
2202 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Friday, July 27, 2018
5:30-7:00 p.m.
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Service Schedule
Celebration of Life
Broadway Church of Christ
1924 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Saturday, July 28, 2018
10:00 a.m.
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Burial Schedule
Resthaven Memorial Park
5740 West 19th Street
Lubbock, TX  79407
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Memorial Contributions
Pathway, Inc.
P.O. Box 311206
Corpus Christi, TX 78427
The Children's Home of Lubbock
P.O. Box 2824
Lubbock, TX 79408




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