Don McWhorter is a name familiar to nearly everyone in Terry County. He was a fixture at Brownfield ISD for many, many years. He is a Veteran and proud of his service. He has been a part of Countywide services honoring our Veterans. He is a preacher. He served as BRMC Chaplain for many years and was very active in the community bringing honor to the God he has served so faithfully.
Another role that Don has filled for many years is that of Chaplain of the Brownfield Police Department. According to Police Chief Tony Serbantez, Don has filled that role for at least the last 20 years.
Recently, Don and his wife Millie have been experiencing some health issues and the decision was made to move into a nursing home and closer to their family. Don came back to town this week to clear up some loose ends and Serbantez and long-time friend Tom Hesse were on hand to surprise Don with a plaque honoring his years of service.
Serbantez stated, “He was really surprised. There were only four of us there, including his son, but emotions overcame all of us. He has been such an important part of the community and of our department.” Social distancing and concerns for Don’s health limited the crowd size.
The plaque reads, “Chaplain Don McWhorter In appreciation of dedicated service to the community and the Brownfield Police Department.”
Serbantez stated, “He has served with us, prayed with us, and always prayed for us. We can never repay all that he has given us. He would address us at dinners, receptions, briefings and in times of need. He is truly an unsung hero to all the department, including myself.”
Thank you Don for all you have given this community, from serving students while being an educator, to being the Chaplain in so many areas. You have always been someone we could all count on. We appreciate you and Millie very much.