James Williamson Silling, 89 of Edmond, Oklahoma was born January 16, 1927, in Huntington, West Virginia to Perry Lee Silling and Florence Isabelle (Williamson). He passed away on March 2, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
James attended West Virginia University on a football scholarship before enlisting as a Seaman First Class in the United States Navy and served his country in WWII. On November 22, 1948, James married his sweetheart, Betty Lou Sowards. Jim’s profession was in the sales industry. He was proud and honored to be a 32° Scottish Rite Freemason. James enjoyed researching his heritage and was a member of Edmond Genealogical Society. James was recognized as a member of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was a member of The Church of the Good Shepherd in Edmond. Honor Flight of Oklahoma provided a private charter flight to Washington D.C. to visit the WWII Memorial for surviving WWII Veterans. Jim was one of the Veterans honored. James always loved spending time with his family.
His survivors include his wife, Betty Lou Silling of Edmond, Oklahoma his children and spouses: Cindy Deatherage and Randy Deatherage of Virginia. Jane Moody and Craig Moody of Edmond, Oklahoma, his Grandchildren: Travis Deatherage, Stacey Schanzer, Blake Deatherage, Kimberly Park, and Patrick Moody. Great Grandchildren: Taylor Deatherage, McKenna Deatherage, Isabelle Schanzer, Alexandria Schanzer and the soon to arrive Henry Joseph Park.
James is preceded in death by: Robert Silling, brother, Florence Isabelle Sullivan, mother and Perry Lee Silling, father
Memorial Contributions to be made to: INFANT CRISIS SERVICES –
Oklahoma City (405)528-3663
Services are 10:00 a.m. Monday March 7, 2016 at Church of the Good Shepherd in Edmond with interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
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