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 James Edgar Childress

James Edgar Childress

Birth
Mertzon, Irion County, Texas, USA
Death 7 Dec 2012 (aged 92)
Texas, USA
Burial Mertzon, Irion County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 102762430 · View Source
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SAN ANGELO James Edgar Childress, 92, died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. James was born in Mertzon, Texas, on Oct. 22, 1920, to Lillie Hensley Childress and John Creed Childress. James married Anabel Scott Childress on Oct. 29, 1939, and spent 61 happy years together. To this union were born seven children, Billie Wunderl, James R. Childress, Brenda Olson (husband Frank), Judy Newman (preceded in death), Linda Harris (husband David), John Childress (wife Connie) and Susan Oakley. James had 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. He is also survived by one sister, Estelle Holtman (husband Louis) of Alaska; and many nieces and nephews. James was preceded in death by his wife, Anabel; parents; one sister; four brothers; daughter Judy Newman; and grandson Jason Ray Harris. James was a Navy Seabee during World War II. He served his country by building airstrips and harbors for the planes and war ships to land on the Island of Guam. He was a longtime farmer and passed on his knowledge of raising hay to anyone who was interested. He also had a love for raising, training and racing horses. James will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at the funeral home with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Mertzon Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home/Sherwood Way. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the West Texas Boys Ranch or your favorite charity. Published in GoSanAngelo from December 12 to December 14, 2012.


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  • Created by: LJCL16
  • Added: 28 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102762430
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Edgar Childress (22 Oct 1920–7 Dec 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102762430, citing Mertzon Cemetery, Mertzon, Irion County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by LJCL16 (contributor 47878768) .