September 4, 1969 ~ September 17, 2022
Born in: Houston, Texas
Resided in: Normangee, Texas
Mickey Childers of Normangee passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 17th, 2022. Visitation services will be at Cozart Funeral Home in Normangee on Wednesday 9/21, 4-5pm for immediate family and 5-7pm for all; A funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church Normangee on Thursday 9/22 starting at 10am with interment at Hopewell Cemetery. Services are in care of Cozart Funeral Home in Normangee.
Mickey Lynn Childers was born in Houston, Texas to David and Elizabeth Ann Childers. He was the oldest of three boys and mostly grew up in Normangee Texas. He started his career as a Firefighter/ECA in Aldine Texas. He moved to Mexia in 1989 and started building his career with Mexia Fire Department where he later met and married Slinda, his wife of 31 years. They had two daughters, Sammantha and Evie and was the proud step-father of Kaytie, Joshua, and Shea. Their family was not complete though until 2013 when they adopted Darrell Lynn.
Over 33 years of serving the community as a Paramedic, Mickey has worked at numerous stations including Falls County EMS, Harker Heights Fire/EMS AMR of Beaumont, Teague EMS, and Jewett EMS, D&L EMS to name a few. He had a wealth of knowledge about the industry and ambitiously endeavored to open and run his own service, American Medical Care, out of the Conroe area from 2011 thru 2014. He was loved and respected by his patients and his crew members.
Aside from being a paramedic, Mickey was a cowboy. He was rarely without his cowboy hat, button down shirt and boots, and was well known for his long mustache that could rival that of Yosemite Sams’. Over the last 5 years of his life, Mickey had taken up horse hauling and was usually accompanied by Darrell, The Horse Hauler. For a man who had only left the state a few times in his life, he quickly made up the difference with hauls all across the country from as far as New York to the east and California to the west.
Mickey is preceded in death by one grandchild, Kadge Levi Story; Grandparents, Curtis and Varda Scoggins; Cousin, Jake Childers; And his in-laws, Buddy and Peggy Ballard.
He is survived by his wife, Slinda Childers; His parents, David and Elizabeth Ann; His daughter Sammantha Diaz and her 2 children, Josue and Rivenly; Daughter, Evie Sams and husband Luke; Son, Darrell Childers. Step Children, Kaytie Story and husband Casey, and their 3 children, Cayden, Kynsie, and Coltyn; Joshua Kerzee and 3 children, Noemi, Isaac, and Eli; Shea Kerzee and daughter, EmmaDean. Brother, Jeremy Childers; Brother, Heath Childers and wife Laurel; Step-grandchildren, Andrea and Mario Diaz and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation: September 21, 2022 5:00 pm - September 21, 2022 7:00 pm
Cozart Funeral Home
220 Heath Street
Normangee, Texas 77871
Funeral Service: September 22, 2022 10:00 am
Normangee First Baptist Church
202 4th St.
Normangee, Texas 77871
Interment: September 22, 2022 11:00 am
Normangee, Texas 77871
Prayers for the family. Prayers for all our brothers and sisters that knew and had the honor of working with Mickey.
I am so very sorry for your loss! He was such a great man! Remember the first time I meant him it was in Massachusetts , he drove a whole week to make sure my horse arrived home safe. May he watch over y’all and May he rest in peace.
Selinda and family sorry for your loss my prayers and thoughts are with y’all
Terri & William
Our sincerest condolences for your loss and prayers for you & your family and friends.
On a personal note: Mickey, you were a great guy and a good GOD fearing man who would pass on his knowledge willingly. You brought truth and were a shining light when the day was dim. Rest easy brother.
Ian & Kathy Tucker
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Mickey started off as a hauler for us but quickly became a friend. We will miss him! Prayers for his sidekick, Darrell, and the whole family.
Rick & Stephanie Zoanni
Ann, David, Jeremy, Heath and Slinda, my deepest heartfelt condolences to you and your beautiful families. I have known you all most of my life and am so very sorry for this loss. Mickey was such a kind, sweet soul. He will be sorely missed. I am praying for your peace, your comfort and understanding as our Heavenly Father has made this decision. Great big hugs to all of you and all my love.
Prayer for the family. I had the privilege of working with Mickey at the Mexia Fire Department. Mickey did have a true calling for the job. There is an endless list of people that benefited from him. May God Bless him and his family.
God Bless y’all in this time of mourning. I have 3 sons and can hardly imagine your
My the thoughts and prayers for the family and friends.
to Mickey’s family, our deepest condolences. i worked with Mickey at Harker Heights Fire Department, we worked a lot of calls and had a lot of laughs . He was truly unforgettable
OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE CHILDERS FAMILY! OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO SALINDA AND ALL!
DON & CARRIE BATSON
My deepest condolences. Mickey was truly one of the greats! He hauled horses for me a few times and always made me laugh. One time he even sat with me while the vet was at my ranch to euthanize a horse . He talked to me and let me cry on his shoulder. He will truly forever be missed.