Sherry Ann Mulkey

Sherry Ann Mulkey

Sherry Ann Mulkey, 66, of Levelland, passed from this life April 4, 2021.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Krestridge Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at South Plains Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley; her brother, Danny; her son, Will; and her grandparents.

Sherry graduated Levelland High School in 1973. She went on to South Plains College and Texas Tech University and graduated with a teaching degree.

She coached tumbling and trampoline for over 50 years and was the owner of West Texas Training Center in Levelland.

Sherry married Randy Mulkey December 19, 1989, and together they raised five children and many others who needed a place to call home.

Throughout their life together, they have been adventurous with racing jet cars, skydiving and traveling.

They moved out to the Boxcar Ranch and began roping, raising horses, cows and birds of all types.

Sherry loved Jesus and was passionate about sharing His love to those around her.

She loved coaching children of all ages. Gymnastics was her passion and teaching kids to become better people was always her goal.

At one point or another, all her children, grandchildren and even former athletes coached by her side.

A once-in-a-lifetime dream came true when she and Will went to the Olympics in 2012.

Sherry opened her home and her heart to so many young people throughout the years and everyone who knew her, knew she saw the highest potential in all of them and she would give the shirt off her own back to help them reach that potential.

It is said “Behind every fearless athlete is a fearless coach who refused to let them be anything but the best they can be.”

Sherry was fearless; she made everyone she coached feel fearless and she brought out the very best in those around her.

She is survived by her husband, Randy; daughters: Sandy Billington (Darrell) of Levelland; Penny Green-Rios (Jason) of Beeville, J-Lyn Poage (Cody) of Levelland and Jennifer Cunningham (Matt) of Wylie; her father, Bill Arnwine of Lubbock; her brothers, Jackie and Don; and sister, Belinda.

Her grandchildren: Chelsea (Jay), Braden (Krysta), Daniel, Brittan, Brooke (Mike) Joey, Brinlie, Brooklyn, Jesse, Devyn, Brent, Brian, Rylan, Mattie and Max.

Her great-grandchildren: Camden, Landon and Nolan; and many nieces and nephews.

Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and she loved them all so much.

Her passing will leave a hole in our community but her legacy is a HUGE one and will remain affecting us for decades to come.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to High Plains Rodeo Bible Camp, P.O. Box 1337, Levelland, Texas, 79336.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home, 806-897-1111.

2 Comments

  1. Doris Harris on April 6, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    We will miss her. Connie and I have known her and her family forever. I taught her many y ears and she
    ago. She died doing what she loved. Will miss her and so many will. God Bless her family.

  2. Dena Boggs Baker on April 8, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Randy, I am so sorry for your lose. Words cannot begin to comfort you, your family and extended family for the hurt ya’ll are experiencing right now. I don’t do funerals well since the passing of my dad 35 years ago. May you find your comfort and strength in the Lord in the coming days, knowing that the Angels are singing as Sherry has been received into the Kingdom of everlasting life.

    Mighty is He.

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