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William "Bill" Mires – May 4, 2016

William “Bill” Mires, 71, of Stratford, died Wednesday, May 4, 2016.  Graveside services will be at 9:30 A.M. on Mires Obit PicMonday, May 9, 2016 at the Stratford Cemetery.  Memorial Services will follow at 10:30 A.M. at the First Baptist Church, 702 N. 3rd St., Stratford, Texas with Rev. Ron Whitt, pastor, and Ralph Mireles, officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Stratford.
Bill was born on May 29, 1944 in Lubbock, Texas to William and Opal Mires.  He graduated from Lamesa High School and earned his bachelors degree from West Texas State University.  He coached football, basketball, and track for many years in Stinnett and Stratford.  He had worked for the Sherman County Conservation Board and had owned and operated the Stratford Gym for over twenty years.  He had helped with CASA.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Bill dedicated his entire life to motivating and mentoring young kids. He used both his spiritual faith and work ethic to mold many men and women through athletics.
He married Kay Johnson on October 16, 1965 in Hamlin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Clark Mires.
He is survived by his wife, Kay Mires of Stratford; a son, Doug Mires of Ok. City; a daughter, Mandy Gomez and husband Jr. of Crestview, Fl.; six grandchildren, Taylor Mires, Kayla Mires, Reese Gomez, Rowan Gomez, Walker Gomez, and Reagan Gomez.
The family will be at 1021 Purnell and suggest memorials be sent to the Community Food Ministries of the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 390, Stratford, Tx. 79084.


  • Adam Reed Posted May 6, 2016 9:20 am

    Bill was a huge inspiration in my life as both a motivator and role model. He will defiantly be missed. Praying for comfort for the family.

  • Carrie Brown Austin Posted May 6, 2016 9:42 am

    Love and prayers to all the family

  • Diane Posted May 6, 2016 11:12 am

    Prayers for you and your family Mandy. We love you all so much and know this is a difficult time.

  • Von Ann Wells Posted May 6, 2016 12:50 pm

    I worked with Bill for years and he was always ready to help in any way he could. I know that he made a difference in many people’s lives. Know he will be missed. Jeffrey Mercer sends his condolences, also. Jeff always thought a lot of him.. Von Ann

  • Elvia y miguel Valdez Posted May 7, 2016 1:04 am

    Our condolences to the family. I always wonder…

  • Diana Vazquez Posted May 7, 2016 4:09 am

    Bill always motivated me and kept me going. He always believed I could do better and I never wanted to disappoint him. He’s a great inspiration and will always be treasured in my heart. Thank you for the wonderful memories Bill. I will always miss you

  • Jim Bob Brown Posted May 7, 2016 8:32 am

    A true friend to me and my family for many years. A mentor and inspiration to generations of Stratford youth. Go Huskers!!!

  • Buddy and Connie Comer Posted May 7, 2016 11:19 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Doug, Mandy, Kay and the rest of the family.
    Buddy and Connie Comer

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