James Allen “Jim” Childress, 69, of San Saba, Texas went to be with the Lord on December 9, 2016. Jim was born on November 22, 1947 in Waco, Texas to Marvin and Gloria Childress. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law, and life-long friend, Clyde Cockrum. He is survived by his wife, Marsha, and his three daughters whom he affectionately named “Jim’s Girls”: Kristen Oliver and her husband, Mark and their children, Lane, Landry and Kellan of Wall; Bethany Hart and her husband, Matt, and son, Caleb of Seattle, Washington; Bonny Hicks and her husband, David, and their sons: Ben, John and Luke of Lufkin.
He is also survived by his second mother, Maxine Childress; siblings, Sue Cockrum, Roberta Stegemoller and husband, Donnie; Beverly Harkey and husband, Don; Diana Spradley and husband, Danny; Steve Gist and wife, Kathy; Kathy Wheeler and husband, Gary; and Nancy West and husband, David; as well as numerous nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.