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Dr. Kiker

March 15, 1951 — April 23, 2016

After a long and courageous battle with prostate cancer, Dr. John Kiker of Hondo, New Mexico,
passed away peacefully into the arms of the Savior he loved so much on April 23, 2016 in
Round Rock, Texas. He was 65 years old. John's legacy lives on in the hearts of his family,
friends, and patients, as well as through the many oil paintings he created during his time on
earth and the vast impact he made through his mission work in Bangalore, India.
Born Johnny Dell Kiker on March 15, 1951 in Portales, New Mexico to Billy V. Kiker and Evelyn
Askew Kiker, John was raised on his parents' dairy in Elida, New Mexico. John married Reita
Kay Victor on May 27, 1972. Together, they raised two daughters: Lori Brooke, born in 1974,
and Amy Layne, born in 1981.

John received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Eastern New Mexico University in 1973
and went on to attend medical school at the University of New Mexico. He established a urology
practice in Roswell in 1983, and served the greater Southeastern New Mexico community until
his retirement in 2009. John traveled to Bangalore, India, four times between 1996 and 2012,
and helped establish Abundant Life for All Ministries (ALFA), an orphanage, school K12,
discipleship training center and women's tailoring institute, alongside his dear friend Reverend
Krupananda Gollapalli. John was an avid golfer, guitarist and painter, his oil paintings most
often depicting the New Mexico landscapes he loved throughout his life. John was a gifted
teacher who greatly enjoyed teaching throughout his life, whether through bible study, in the
medical community, or in the mission field. John's dedication, hard work, and perseverance
characterized his life and earned him the admiration and respect of countless people throughout
the world.

John is survived by his wife of 43 years, Reita Victor Kiker of Hondo; his daughter Lori Kiker
Landfair and her husband Richard Landfair of Aurora, Colorado, along with their children Blake
and Andrew Landfair; his daughter Amy Kiker Bell and her husband Matthew Bell of Round
Rock, Texas, along with their children Jack, Charlotte, Cecily and George Bell; his mother
Evelyn Askew Kiker of Clovis; his sister Kathleen Kiker Kiehne and her husband Arkie Kiehne of
Portales; his father and mother in law, Bennie and Donna Victor of Portales; his brother and
sister in law, Terry and Dwayla Bruington of Gilbert, Arizona; Gary and Teresa Ross of Clovis;
and many other loving relatives, friends, patients and colleagues. John was preceded in death
by his father, Billy V. Kiker and his mother in law, Peggy Ross Victor.

The family would like to extend sincere thanks to those who helped provide such
compassionate and loving care to John throughout his illness: Suzanne Dennehy, CNP;
Encompass Hospice of Ruidoso; Elizabeth Portillo; Hadith Alatorre; Jerry Gutierrez; Covenant
Palliative Care in Lubbock, Texas; Hospice Austin (Texas); and the staff at Bel Air at Teravista
nursing home in Round Rock, Texas.

A memorial service for John is scheduled for May 21, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Gateway Church of
Christ, 415 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso, with a reception to follow. Arrangements are being made
by LaGrone Funeral Home of Ruidoso.

A graveside committal service will be held on Monday,
May 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Portales Cemetery, 1600 E. 3rd Street, Portales, New Mexico,
with a reception to follow at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 524 N. Globe Avenue, Portales. All are
welcome to attend these celebrations of John's life.

Memorial donations may be made to ALFA Ministries, in care of Joseph Gollapalli, 1625 Ronson Road, Houston, Texas 77055.


Memorial Service

Gateway Church of Christ
415 Sudderth Drive
Ruidoso, NM  88345
Saturday, May 21, 2016
2:00 P.M.
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