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Jim Sullenger

Thursday, August 16, 2018
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Jim Sullenger

Jim Sullenger, 71, of Edmond, Oklahoma, died in his home Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018.

A celebration service for Sully will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Riley Funeral Home in Hamilton with J.D. Young, his son-in-law, officiating.

Mr. Sullenger was born in Snyder on Nov. 6, 1946, to Jim L. Sullenger and Juanita Warren Sullenger of Fluvanna. He married Marie Van Nest on Jan. 26, 1968. They celebrated their 50th anniversary this year with their children and grandchildren.

Jim became an athletic trainer while at Snyder High School. When he graduated from high school, he was awarded a full scholarship to Texas Christian University to study athletic training. After earning a master’s degree, he was hired as TCU athlete trainer for 10 years.

In 1979, he resigned to become a minister at Granbury, then at Delta, Colorado, and finally he spent 15 years at Hamilton. He always volunteered to serve as the trainer at the town’s high schools and this was greatly appreciated by the communities.

In 2003, he and Marie moved to Allen to be close to their precious grandkids. He worked for Allen schools teaching troubled kids for five years.

During his preaching years, he did short-term mission work in Russia, Scotland and Kenya and spent a year in Grenada in the Caribbean. He loved studying and teaching the Bible to others, sharing his love for the Lord with all.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

He is survived by his wife, Marie; daughter and son-in-law Stacey and J.D. Young of Edmond; daughter and son-in-law Reagan and Bob Showman of Phoenix, Arizona, four grandchildren, Clay, Madison, Logan and Makenna Young; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Kay and Tom Valentine of Snyder and Fay and Brent Terry of Granbury; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Cindy Sullenger of Dallas and Bill and Alice Sullenger of Cody, Wyoming; and many other cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to Fosters Home for Children in Stephenville,, or Touch a Life Foundation in Dallas,