James Elmore Edwards Sr., 85, of Clovis, Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis.
He was born on July 11, 1919, in Vici, Okla., to William H. and Vivian T. Edwards.
He married Helen Van Burkleo on June 3, 1951, in Altus, Okla. He earned a bachelor degree from the University of Oklahoma. He owned Edwards Shoe Store from 1961–1970. He was a 32nd-degree Mason and was a member of Kingswood United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, William T. Edwards.
Survivors include his wife; three children, James Edwards Jr., Mary Kay Bollish, Van Edwards; a son-in-law, Mark Bollish; and two grandsons, David and Josh Bollish.
The Rev. Brad Reeves will officiate the services.
Cremation has taken place.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice.
Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.