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Jimmie Loyd Jayroe, 86, of Purdon passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Jimmie Loyd Jayroe was born Nov. 13, 1930 in the Purdon. He was seven years old when he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the Purdon Baptist Church. As a medic in the army, he served four tours in Korea and was wounded twice in combat. At his own request, he returned to the Korean theatre to search for his brother, Johnnie Ray, who had been taken as a P.O.W.
After the war, he married Jane Gable of Dawson. Jim and Jane had 3 children, and he worked at the carbon black plant in west Texas and eventually retired from the carbon black plant in Ulysses Kansas.
Jimmie owned and operated a small cattle business from the age of 17 until his death.
Jimmie was preceded in death by his father, Henry Lee Jayroe; mother, Eunice Elizabeth Griffin Jayroe; step-mother, Esma Jayroe; brothers, Robert E. Lee, Johnnie Lee, Clifton Eugene, Howard Luther (H.L.), and Johnnie Ray Jayroe; sisters, Beatrice Smith and Helen Southern.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Gable Jayroe, of Corsicana; three children, daughter Mary and husband, Charles Fosdick, of Rice, daughter Rebeca and husband, Richard Ferlet, of Eureka and Son Brodrick and wife, Mary Jayroe, of Wichita, Kansas; nine grandchildren Tricia McDaniel, Brent McDaniel, Chauncey Ferlet, Rachelle Ferlet, Lasette Ferlet, Jimmie Jayroe, Katie Jayroe, Suzie Jayroe and Jennifer Jayroe; 18 great grandchildren; two brothers, Henry (Jr.) and wife, Georgia Jayroe of Houston; Jewel Lee and wife, Barbara Jayroe, of Clarksville, Tennessee; sister, Odessa Presson, of Springtown and many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Calvary Worship Center. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.
An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Published on May 22, 2017
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