March 23 Obituaries

Lorine Garrett
Lorine Garrett, 90, of Snyder, died Friday, March 22, 2019 at Cogdell Memorial Hospital. 
Funeral arrangements are pending at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Robert Kidd
Dr. Robert Jarvis “Pop” Kidd, 93, of Snyder, died Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Snyder.
Funeral service for Dr. Kidd will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at 37th Street Church of Christ with Darrell Chappell officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Garden under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Dr. Robert Jarvis “Pop” Kidd was born on June 29, 1925 in Menard to Francis William Kidd and Georgia (Jarvis) Kidd. He grew up on a ranch near Menard along with his older siblings. After graduating high school at age 16, he enrolled at Texas A&M University in pursuit of veterinarian medicine. He graduated from there in 1945 and moved to Snyder.
Pop married Kathrine Lynch on Aug. 2, 1946 in Scurry County. Not long afterwards, he was petitioned for service and the two of them moved to Chicago, Ill., where he became a meat inspector for the U.S. Army. Later, they were stationed at Dubuque, Iowa. 
When he was discharged, the couple moved back to Snyder, where he set up his private veterinary practice of 46 years, caring for both large and small animals. Inspired by his example, two of his nephews became veterinarians.
Pop would soon become a staple on the golf course as it proved to be a way to unwind and, at that time, be away from the telephone. His love for the sport grew and grew. He played in all kinds of weather and is noted for 13 holes-in-one. On Thursday March 21, he passed away playing his final round of golf, doing what he had loved for many years and having his wish granted of dying on the golf course.
Pop was an active member of the 37th Street Church of Christ. He rarely missed an opportunity to be with his church family. He spent time as a teacher, both in the World Bible School program and the jail ministry, and was an encourager for the youth in the Secret Grandparent program. He cared for his wife Katherine unconditionally once her health began to fail, setting an example for us all. It was during those years that Kathrine “trained” him on independent living.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 66 years, Katherine; his brother, Billy Kidd; his sister, Aleen Powell; three sisters-in-law; Rosalyn Kidd, Cy Lynch and Peggy Medford; and three brothers-in-law, John A. Powell, John Lynch and Olen Medford.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Jay Kidd and his wife, Sherry, of Snyder and Art Kidd of Lubbock; one daughter, Becki Kidd of Waukesha, Wis.; two granddaughters, Melanie Gibson and her husband, Blair, of Sweetwater and Dr. Lacey Early and her husband, Dr. Marshall Early, of Midland; three great-grandchildren, Brody Gibson, Mallory Gibson and Wyatt Early; his longtime friend and golfing partner, Jim Erwin; numerous nieces and nephews; and his adopted extended family.
Memorials may be made to the 37th Street Church of Christ Needy Children’s Foundation or Mission Fund.
Online condolences may be posted at

Lonnie Loper
Horace Leonidas “Lonnie” Loper, 88, of Lubbock and formerly of Snyder, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in  Big Spring.
Graveside service for Mr. Loper will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Snyder Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Highfield officiating. The service will be under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Born on Dec. 20, 1930 in Sweetwater to William Riley Loper and Nora Smith, he married Betty Mae Riley on Sept. 18, 1950 in Portales, N.M. She preceded him in death on March 10, 1985. He later married Willie Mae on April 17, 1997. She preceded him in death in January 1998. 
Mr. Loper was a drilling supervisor for WestTx and DB Drilling companies. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, camping and raising cattle. He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and being with his family.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Mitchell Dean Loper and Joel Loper; four brothers, Jessie Loper, Bob Loper, Dean Loper and Elvin Loper; and two sisters, Kay Vaughn and Barbara Lefever.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda Harlow and her husband, Russell, of Odessa, Debra Yandrich and her husband, David, of Snyder and Darla White of Broken Bow, Okla.; three sons, Jerry Loper and his wife, Glenda, of Atlanta, Wayne Loper of Snyder and Richard Loper and his wife, Christie, of Lubbock; one sister, Wanda Lee of Union; one brother, W.R. Loper of Big Spring; 23 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be posted at

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 949    
Snyder, TX 79550
Phone: (325) 573-5486
Fax: (325) 573-0044