James Edward Passon, Sr. closed his eyes to this world on April 25, 2015 to go and live with his heavenly Father forever. Edward was born on December 5, 1937 in Kosciusko, Mississippi to Hazel L. Mangrum and James N. Passon. He lived in Mississippi as a youth and then in Texas. He met and married Ellen Marie Clark in Fort Worth, TX in 1960. Edward worked as a welder until his retirement in 1999 when he moved from Pasadena, TX then to Stephenville, TX to be closer to his brother, Everett. Although many said he looked like Andy Griffith, he most enjoyed anything John Wayne and especially his movies. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Marie; son, James; brother, Everett Passon; sister Dorothy (Lowell) Brown, sisters-in-law, Carolyn (Dave) Finethy and Yvonne (Robert Sammy) Kee; brother-in-law Ron (Mary) Whitehead and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
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Arrangements Pending at Harvest Hills Funeral Home in Hico.