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 James Earl Mead

James Earl Mead

Death 17 Mar 2005 (aged 96)
Burial Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 10648751 · View Source
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James Earl Mead, 96, of Amarillo died Thursday, March 17, 2005.
Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life at 2 p.m. Monday in Polk Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marty Hamrick, associate pastor, officiating. Private burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery preceding the service. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Mead was born in Howard County, Mo., on Jan. 21, 1909. He graduated from Chilicothe Business College before moving to the Panhandle area of Texas in 1928, residing in Amarillo since 1936. He married Opal Iris Ritter of Groom on July 18, 1931.

He was employed by Standard Vending & Music Co. and retired as its president in 1980. He was a member of Polk Street United Methodist Church and the McDavid Sunday school class, National Automated Merchandising Association and Texas Automated Merchandising Association and was a charter member of the Tascosa Country Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and two grandsons.

Survivors include his wife of 73 years; three daughters, Peggy Gardner of Colorado Springs, Marilyn Sherwood and husband, William, of Amarillo and Janie Kressin and husband, George, of Eden Prairie, Minn.; a son, James E. Mead Jr. and wife, Pat, of Plano; a sister, Ivadell Mossman of Dallas; a brother, Robert Mead of Austin; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Arlene Wallace of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials be to Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St., Amarillo, TX 79101 or BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79176-0001.

Amarillo Globe-News, March 20, 2005

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  • Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
  • Added: 21 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10648751
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Earl Mead (21 Jan 1909–17 Mar 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10648751, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Kenneth D. Bogard (contributor 46562702) .